Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The crafty countdown stands at 15 days - lets use one of those backgrounds

2 weeks.
2
weeks.

House arrest will be over :)

Okay, yesterday I promised I'd use at least one of those backgrounds I created.  I did have a question about matting and layering, so I've made sure I took photographs to show you how I manage to do it, and get it close :)


This is the background I decided to use - and a lovely Woodware stamp


I stamped and embossed in white


and then decided to paint the flowers in white acrylic paint. I then started to mat and layer. I don't measure anything, its all guess work. I line up the top and right hand side, and then make a mark at the bottom and the left as to where you need to cut the card to make it even.  I then cut this down.


I then mat and layered this up with blue card


I finished with a little bit of stickles glitter glue, and some white pearlescent PVA



42 comments:

Chrissie Roberts said...

This beautiful Leonie. Love the step by step. So glad you're feeling better x

Helen Webb said...

Stunning card- I think this is my favourite so far. Thanks so much for the matting and layering advice too- it's so kind of you to do this every day. I've learned so many ideas from you over the past few weeks :) X

sheila joss said...

that is lovely super colours.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is stunning the white flowers look so pretty against the background. Hugs Jackie

Diane said...

Love, love, love this card, the background couldn't be more perfect for the stamp design!!!!!!

Tybalt said...

These are all beautiful. Roll on the end of house arrest. Look forward to seeing you on TV :)

Aine Lynch said...

Seriously, the count down is giving me goose bumps now! Beautiful card, can I ask you a question? I'm new to paper crafting, should I stick to one thing at first IE die cutting or decoupage or should I do everything, like stamping, watercolours etc? I suppose what Arron trying to say is do you have to be a stamper or die cutter or can it be all of the above? Does that make any sense at all?

Aine Lynch said...

Not Arron (silly spell check) that should be I'm trying to........

Aine Lynch said...

Not Arron (silly spell check) that should be I'm trying to........

Aine Lynch said...

Seriously, the count down is giving me goose bumps now! Beautiful card, can I ask you a question? I'm new to paper crafting, should I stick to one thing at first IE die cutting or decoupage or should I do everything, like stamping, watercolours etc? I suppose what Arron trying to say is do you have to be a stamper or die cutter or can it be all of the above? Does that make any sense at all?

carol edwards said...

Hi Leoni I love what you have done with this stamp. Just gorgeous. Hope you are on the mend x

Carol S. said...

Can't wait to see you on TV again. You have been seriously missed! I love playing with shaving foam......in a tray that is!!Hee!Hee!! You just never know what patterns you can get. My 10 year old granddaughter loves it too. The stamp image is stunning and a beautiful card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jackie Whiteman said...

Love this card, I think I have that stamp somewhere!! Never used it so think it's time to have a little looksy.....have just got back into stamping again as am loving all the new watercolour techniques that are around now.

Two weeks will go by so quickly and I'm really looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda very soon - will probably have to record shows you are on as we have friends from Halifax visting for a few days from 17th but, will watch once they've gone home........how very unfriendly of me xx

Messycrafter said...

I keep threatening to have a go at this technique as it looks like a fun and easy way to achieve a marbling effect. Must get myself into gear! Love this card, can't believe you're already down to 15 days.

Anne said...

This is a lovely card, Leonie. You will have us all now digging into our stamp stash to see what we have forgotten all about over the years!

Anne (Northampton)

Sally H said...

This is wonderful, Leonie! I love it! I must take inspiration and use white embossing powder more!

karenlotty said...

Beautiful To do the stamping and emboss in white - genius!

Jean said...

Hi Leonie,
I've been reading your blog for a while without knowing how to leave a comment. However, the gorgeous card you've just created has prompted me to explore and now I can tell you how much I appreciate the techniques you've been demonstrating over the past weeks. You are a natural teacher and it's good to see how much you try things out without worrying about changing your mind or abandoning something when you don't like it. Thanks.
Jean Williams

Cazro said...

Love it! Love it!. Ao inspirational. TWO WEEKS!!!!!!! Yipee!!!!!!!! Caz

Margaret A said...

Very elegant...love the white embossing onto the coloured background. Soon be into single figures for the countdown....aagghh.x

Margaret A said...

Very elegant...love the white embossing onto the coloured background. Soon be into single figures for the countdown....aagghh.x

Sarah Brennan said...

Gorgeous! Love the simplicity of white on the marbled background. I use that brand of shaving foam too!

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card and the stamping and background are shown off so well with the matting and layering. Two weeks to go. It seems no time at all since you started this before Christmas!

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie.
A little beauty Thank you.
Take care I hope you are feeling better now.
Kitty.

cardmakerkb said...

Hi Leoni. Hope you are feeling better. Love your design and i enjoyed yesterdays shaving foam blog. Such a fun technique. Can't believe we are down to TWO weeks. Where have the weeks gone!!!!

mim said...

Hi, This is definitely my favourite so far it's lovely. I am eagerly waiting to see you back on screen!!
Margaret xx

lilian said...


Hello Leonie, love this card, I love using white embossing powder, but never thought of using white acrylic paint.
The way you show each step is really great.
Two weeks to go !!!! So looking forwar to seeing you again.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Leonie, Wow !! this is stunning, the background looks 'brilliant' and the stamp is very pretty, made even prettier with the addition of paint etc. It is stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Leonie,
Beautiful card, I love the white on top of the swirly background.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

julie_woolston said...

Wow absolutely stunning Leonie , l love this technic think I am going to have a go, I just be the effect.
Hugs Julie xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Leonie this is a beautiful picture really soothing best wishes Jackie x

Myra said...

Hello Leonie,
A really beautiful card - maybe one of my favourites so far! Using the white paint was just genius!
The time is really going in! Won't be long now.
Thank you once again. Xxxx

val said...

Beautiful wish I was good at Stamping and backgrounds xx

val said...

Beautiful wish I was good at Stamping and backgrounds xx

SHARICA said...

I Adore this .. Love it .. Need to have a go now :) Thanks for the Inspiration xx

Pam B said...

Hi Leonie
Love this card, really, really love it. You are a brilliant teacher and had I known the shaving foam technique before I wouldn't have brought the marbling kit doh! Will be great to see you back on TV not long now, enjoy your last couple of weeks off because i should think you are going to be really busy once you ar released from house arrest lol
Pam

Sue Balawajder said...

Very,very pretty. I am going to try this.I have the shaving foam, I have a stamp,I have the white paint and embossing powder,I just need a little of your talent!!! How fast is the time passing,can't wait to see you back on T.V.

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning, I do love this technique of creating backgrounds.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Barbiedi said...

wow you are so talented, love the colours and stamps x

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card x

Tracy Welham said...

Oooo fab, this is a work of art, love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Anne said...

This is scrumptious, my favourite so far!
Anne x