Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Feeling Blue....

 No I'm not feeling "blue" but had fun making some blue cards today.    It was a wet and windy day so decided to finish work a little early so I could spend some time in my craft room.  I knew we were going out for a curry dinner, so didn't have to prep a dinner so spent time playing.   

I thought I'd do a card for Less is More - butterfly - but didn't get my card done in time.... I knew I wanted to try a technique I saw on Gina K's 5-minute You Tube video a couple of weeks ago.  

This card used older Hero Arts stamps.  The butterflies from Antique Engravings (2010) the sentiment from Share Laughter (2008)   I stamped the butterflies onto some white card and then coloured with some white Prismacolor pencils.  I then took some blue and purple Altenew inks and blended over them.  I tore the panel and inked the edges with some Walnut Stain Distress inks before adding to the white die cut panel.  I added the sentiment and some clear sequins.    I looked at it and realised it was not quite as CAS as I had wanted - but love it anyway!   Believe it or not... I messed up this card 

I ended up getting some blue ink onto the card.... but due to my trusty sand eraser... I managed to get it off.  

So the latest challenge at "Less is More" is One Layer Card - Favourite Flower.   This I can do! 

I took a piece of mixed media paper to make my card.  I have taken a stamp from Altenew's Craft Your Life Hello Beautiful and white embossed it onto the card front.  I then took some Altenew Turquoise ink and blended over and around the embossed flower.   I then used Turquoise and Tide Blue inks to watercolour the flower.  The leaves were painted with Evening Grey and Lava Rock inks.  A few splatters of the grey inks were added.  The sentiment from the same stamp set was inked in black ink and embossed with clear powder. 


kiwimeskreations said...

Two gorgeous cards Dawn - love the butterfly one, and that one layer one is also beautiful - love the blue on blue

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Two stunning cards! Yay for the mono sand eraser too, would never had spotted that had you not shared the boo boo pic! Very clever and worked a treat. Both utterly fabulous creations hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Kathyk said...

Both makes are really pretty


Chrissy said...

Beautiful Dawn, the blue and those butterflies and sequins are just gorgeous and then your stamped Altenew flower and fabulous colouring along with gentle splatters.... I love..


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties in blue, Dawn - love the trio of butterflies with the torn edges and your flower looks gorgeous with the grey leaves and splatter!!

Greta said...

Love that old butterfly stamp & how you used it! The 2nd card is a beauty--love that you used gray for the leaves!