Fairy Thoughts

Susan Robinson
December 2, 2017

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Now for something a little prettier – a walk through fairyland.

Now that I am posting my card images larger, all my faults & errors are more glaringly obvious. Might have to invest in one of those hinged stampers I think.

stamps: Fairy & leaves by Lavinia Stamps; SHE DD-1205A by Unity Stamps

die: Rabbits 269-N by Impression Obsession

stencil: DYS34216 by Dylusions

The background was created by sponging Distress inks (Wild Honey, Broken China & Worn Lipstick) over white cardstock, then laying over a circle stencil and spritzing water through. Lift off stencil and blot card with paper towel. The water will bleach away the colour leaving the pattern of the stencil behind. After stamping all images in black Archival ink, I added dots of Star Dust Stickles to flower centers.

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Garden Poems

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May 13, 2016

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gaarden poems 002My sixth and final flower card for the week. I had a very productive day on Monday, but had to move on eventually to other jobs. The real world is always waiting on the other side of the craft room door.

Stamps: “Garden Poems” 3869K by Penny Black; “Create to Breathe” DD928A by Unity Stamp Co

The flowers were stamped onto a scrap of card from my “backgrounds box” and as usual I failed to write on the back what colours I had used. I normally work with 3  colours, so am guessing Distress Stains “Spiced Marmalade” and “Broken China” definitely, and as it looks like a brown has been added – possibly also “Frayed Burlap”. I then laid over Dylusions alphabet stencil and spritzed with water. Lifted off stencil and dried card immediately. The effect is subtle, but just added that extra bit of interest.

The flowers were coloured with watercolours as I wanted a soft, opaque look, then Glossy accents were put over the petals. The flower heads were decorated with “Vintage Photo” Distress Stickles and the stamens with Buttercup, Cantaloupe and Flamingo Liquid Pearls.

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Silhouette Fred

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January 15, 2016

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Stencil silhouetteSome people struggle with silhouette stencils as they’re not sure how to use them. Dyan Reaveley has a number of different stencils of full length ‘people’ shapes, both male and female. The design in each stencil is provided in a number of sizes. You can add faces and hair to them if you want, but sometimes being faceless provides an anonymity which makes them more versatile and flexible in their usage – so they are no-one in particular, just a man (or woman).

 

 

To create this card, spritz a piece of matt white card with water, then colour with Wild Honey, Iced Spruce & Hickory Smoke Distress Stain Sprays. Dry with a Heatgun.

Lay Dylusions Stencil DYS40811 “Silhouette Fred” onto left-hand side of card and trace around inside stencil using a fine tip Zig black felt pen. With the aid of a palette knife, scrap texture paste (normal white) through left half of stencil. It doesn’t matter if edge is irregular, if fact it’s preferable. Try to bring some paste down into both feet to ground the image. While the paste is still wet, push a piece of corrugated card into it to create grooves. Set aside to dry.

Despite having dried the background before adding paste, some of the colour from the inks will still seep into the white paste providing mottled colouring. I like this look myself. I you don’t, you may have to seal the stencil area of your background first by applying a thin coating of Distress Glaze with your fingertips or use some form of spray sealant.

Stamp “Best Things in Life” wording from Stamp-It’s set083 with black Archival Pad. Highlight word of choice with Glossy Accents. I chose “Kiss”. Set aside to dry.

Matt onto layer  of black card, then backing card of choice. I used Gecko Bazzill card.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fly a Kite

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June 23, 2015

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pb4142K fly with meOne year old’s birthday card using Penny Black stamp 4142K “Fly with Me”, which I coloured in with Spectrum Noir pens. I sponged the background white card with Distress pads – Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey, then spritzed water through Dylusion stencil “Chequered Dot”. The letters were from Sizzix alphabet strip “Vintage Market”.

 

 

 

 

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