The inspiration for both of these cards was the peacock. I had a lovely peacock feather stamp I wanted to use by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. I created the blue background to work on using some canvas textured card, I mixed some clear gesso and acrylic paint and painted the card.
For the first card I stamped the feathers in a semi circle in white ink. I gave the card a distressed look as below. I added a strip of white grosgrain ribbon and two pieces of foam raised the text section of the card. I added some flat backed gems as detail in the feathers. Text is Anna Griffin sentiments.
For the second card I simply stamped the peacock feathers in an even pattern using white ink. I created a slightly distressed look by rubbing the ink pad gently over the card, it picked up the grain of the card nicely. I made a bow and glued it to the top of the card. I had a nice piece of teal pleated moire ribbon that I added to the base of the card, I added the text on a separate piece of card and punched two holes in it to thread some ribbon through it. I finished the card off with some flat backed gems. Text is from Anna Griffin In the Garden set.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I really enjoyed making this card. It was pretty simple. Just some blue card, pink grosgrain ribbon, butterfly stamp (In the garden Anna Griffin), pink Ink it Up, a pearl bead, silver string and a print out of a nice victorian pattern. The pink complemented the pale blue nicely. It turned out quite pretty.
This is the book bag I made, it was pretty simple. I used a plain sage green linen fabric to make a small shopper style bag, I stamped two pieces of fabric using a butterfly stamp and added them to the top section of the bag. I added some cream grosgrain ribbon to the area where the two fabrics joined and I also added some to the handles. I finished the bag off with a wooden button.
Here's a closer look at the garden folder I made. Inside there's a notebook and pencil that I covered and a set of seed packets to put gathered seeds in. I printed the text for the seeds out on the printer, then I stamped the butterfly stamp around the edges and then I distressed the edges by rubbing the stamp pad lightly over the edges.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Here's a taste of my latest creations inspired by a garden theme. I started by designing a garden folder containing notebook, pencil and seed packets. I went on then to make a matching book bag and seed gift card. Will post more photos soon!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I discovered a lovely print in a book called Victorian patterns & designs for artists and designers edited by Carol Belanger Grafton. It's based around the honeysuckle flower, the original had a black background and I inverted it in Photoshop and added cream to the background. I kept the rest of the card pretty simple, adding text using Anna Griffin sentiments on a richer cream card and finally I added the yellow gold satin ribbon to lift the card.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Here's a couple of cards I created over the weekend. I made the background paper using the Laura Ashley traditional stamp with white acrylic paint. The blue and white was Wedgwood inspired, the vintage lace just seemed to work well with the feel of the card and the satin ribbon finished things off nicely.