Friday, 16 May 2014

Friday Focus

Two cards to share today, both using the colours from the current challenge at Colour Q and one the layout from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

Up first is my favourite of the two. I'm loving this new sketch and can see I will return to it many times. I started by stencilling the background square and then stamped diagonals for the two strips.  I stitched the square and the strips onto the base card

Then I really had fun.  I spread the ink directly from the pads onto my heat mat and mixed them a little in the middle with a water brush.  I coated the flower stamp with this mixed ink and stamped it onto card - several times! Just loved this look so much I couldn't stop. And each flower turned out slightly different, but still gorgeous.


I popped one of the flowers onto pads and then finished the card with a chocolate button tied with a gold thread bow.  The colours are so pretty together - so pleased to be pushed out of my comfort colours again!


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio, Beautiful Blooms 1; Clearly Besotted, diagonal stripes
Inks: SU, pool party, tempting turquoise; Memento, rich cocoa
Stencil: Memory Box, mesh
Embellishments: button, gold thread from my stash

So that was my card made for the two challenges, but I still had loads of flowers left over - just had to make another card!

This one is a bit of a variation of my stamp across the middle and then add a large sentiment. And I do love it, just not as much as the first one.

 
Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio, Beautiful blooms 1, All Occasion Sentiments #1; Clearly Besotted, diagonal stripes
Inks: SU, pool party, tempting turquoise; Memento, rich cocoa
Embellishments: gold gems from my stash

Thank you for looking at my blog today.  Hope you'll come back tomorrow for my third Saturday as guest designer at Unscripted Sketches.

Jane
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9 comments:

  1. beautiful card! (I LOVE the sketch too!)

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  2. Oh,wow! This is gorgeous! I love the stamping technique you've used, and the stitching complements it so well. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  3. Wonderfully detailed! Love the stenciling, stamping and stitiching! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

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  4. Fabulous background on the first and I love how the flowers have turned out. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

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  5. This is so beautiful! Love the stenciled background and the stamping! Great job! Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

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  6. Just beautiful! I love the subtle colors and your sweet details! Thanks for sharing this with us at the CQC this week!

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  7. Fabulous cards! I love that gorgeous blue flower! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  8. Great card Jane! I love that flower! Love all the white space and the stitching! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!

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  9. So fabulous and congrats on your win Jane!

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