Water Lilies

Susan Robinson
January 13, 2020

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Taking advantage of this lull before life speeds up again. I have a heap of coloured in images that just need backing cards attached to finish off. This is one of my favourite designs from PSX.

Stamp is by PSX K-1438. I used a combination of normal and watercolour pencils to colour. Glossy Accents added to dragonfly wings and ‘Onyx’ Liquid Pearl for his body.

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Leaves of Gratitude – Masked Background

Susan Robinson
February 16, 2018

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stamps: Curled Leaf F-3100 by PSX; Vine Leaf 1497BMini Leaf 1499B & Handwriting all from Stamp-it; Gratitude A3079 by Hero Arts

INSTRUCTIONS:

I used the Distress mini pads, squishing some ink randomly onto my teflon mat (or you could use a flat piece of plastic). Spritz inks with water, then place white card over. Lift off. Now spray inks on card with more water if you need to make them blend and run into rivulets. Dry with a heatgun.

Cover your card with clear vellum and trace around your inky shape with a pencil.

Cut out shape. Throw away the inside piece. We will be using the outside area as a mask. (For this reason it is important to try and keep the outside piece relatively intact ie. don’t hack it into pieces).

Lay your vellum mask around your inked shape (this will protect your white background from getting any script on it). Ink up script stamp with black Archival ink and stamp over.

When you remove the mask, you should have your script showing over your inked areas only. I love the way the words follow every little drip out. It is important when choosing your stamp, that the design is very close or you will lose the effect.

  

Next I stamped out my leaves and coloured them with watercolour pencils and a water brush. After cutting them out, I spritzed some gold sparkle over. Dry with a heatgun.

Stamp your Gratitude wording, sponge and mount onto card. Magic Mount the large curling leaf and some of the smaller ones, gluing the remainder down flat. Assemble card layers.

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You are Loved

admin
July 17, 2016

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colours of grief 007 Sending a little love your way on this cold and blustery winter day.

stamps: Heart F2841 by PSX

stencil: Mini Paradise 186s by The Crafters Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

1. Smear texture paste through stencil with a palette knife onto ivory card. Set aside to dry.colours of grief 002colours of grief 004

 

 

 

 

 

2. Sponge around edge of ivory card with Sepia Archival ink. Wrap ivory satin ribbon around card front and secure at back with two-sided tape. Fix to front of white backing card. colours of grief 005

3. Stamp heart in white pigment ink onto ivory card and emboss with white embossing powder. Heat set. Cut out heart. Sponge around edges with Sepia ink.

4. Fix heart across middle of ribbon, to the right of center. Tie bow with scrap of ivory satin ribbon and fix to right of heart in line with ribbon strip. Fix some cream pearls to right lobe of heart.colours of grief 009

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Falling Leaves

admin
June 19, 2016

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falling leaves 2 009As Summer turns her back, Autumn’s breathe blows gently over the land, sighing seductively round each tree, undressing them slowly of their finery…

Stamps:  “Curled Leaf” F-3100, “Falling Leaves” G-3229, “Crackle” G-3196 all by PSX

Die:  Sizzix Decorative Frames set 657094

Inks: Potting Soil & Sepia Archival pads; Scattered Straw Distress pad

Papers: ivory matt card (7.5×12.2cm), rust (8.4x13cm), green backing card (14.2x20cm), scraps of ivory and dark brown card.

Stamp “Curled Leaf” in dark brown ink onto scrap of ivory card and colour in with pencils. Cover with Distress Crackle Paint. Set aside to dry. When dry, cut leaf out.

Stamp “Falling Leaves” onto bottom half of ivory card in dark brown ink. Colour in with pencils. Sponge around ivory card with Scattered Straw ink. Stamp “Crackle” image around perimeter of rust card in dark brown ink, then layer beneath ivory card. Reg leaves 002

Cut out square frame from sizzix set in dark brown card. Turn over and apply narrow tape to back of smallest one.  Secure ribbon to outer edges of both short sides of frame. Magic mount leaf and place stem through frame. Turn leaf and frame right way up and (keeping them together) position at top of card. Wrap ribbon lengths around to outer edge of card and secure with tape at back.

Magic Mount completed card front (ivory & rust layer) onto green folded backing card. Sponge around edge with Sepia ink. With a paintbrush, apply thin layer of Distress Crackle paint to falling leaves. Set aside to dry.

 

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