Thursday, 10 September 2015

Hot, Bright Colours

Hello, and welcome, today Ive been making a card which I would like to enter for Lavinia Stamps challenge titled 'Hot, Bright Colours'. To view their DT's beautiful samples and the other entries click on the link Lavinia.

                          All the stamps used in this project are from Lavinia Stamp's range.

To begin with I coloured some smooth white card with various colours of Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints.

I love the texture you get from using the brayer as opposed to brushes.

Next I stamped the edges with the flower border in Archival Watering Can and then brushed with Cosmic Shimmer's Iridescent Mica in Black Pearl.

Using some of the spare card that had been coloured I stamped the border on the edge and the Fairy words which were embossed with clear powder.

Then using Treasure Gold in Ruby, lightly rubbed the embossed words. This was then cut out with a die and a corresponding one cut in a deep red. A small metal flower was threaded and knotted to add dimension.

Next I made a mask for the bottom edges so as not to over stamp the border.

To get a thin edge I tore the stamped outline, this prevents a gap forming when stamping the main images.

The flowers, and pixies were stamped in Versa-fine Onyx Black, the poppies were then embossed using clear powder. The small slender mushrooms were stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Copper  (these don't show up particularly well in the photo) and Stickles were added for fairy dust.

I made 2 holes in the corners of the bottom border and threaded some fancy yarn before mounting onto glossy black card.

I was really pleased with the contrast of the border on the painted card and I'm now thinking of using this colour combination for some Christmas cards. Oh gosh it's that time again!

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope it has given you some food for thought/ ideas. All comments  are read and very much appreciated. Take care and have a good weekend when it arrives, Jane x


  1. This is so beautiful, love the dark colours. Late summer night and the fairies are up to shenanigans. Really well done!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Becky, shenanigans ---- what a wonderful word, I haven't heard that for years! X

  2. What a beautiful project you have created here Jane ..... I just love how you have created the background and it really looks very classy and would be such a special card for anyone to receive..... Thanks you for entering the Lavinia Challenge and Good Luck, Marianne DT xxx

  3. Beautiful antique feel to this - really love it!!
    Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  4. A fabulous scene, background and framing for this card Jane, totally LOVE this!! :)
    Coco xx

  5. Oh my goodness, stunning work!!! I love your step by step instructions (means I can have a go 😉) so glad you shared it with us at Lavinia. Thank you, Julie x

  6. Congratulations on your win. What a beautiful card and great instructions. Lovely creativity and gorgeous colours x

  7. This is very beautiful , I would frame it .