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Happy Monday everyone!

I am kicking off the week with this luscious lavender card, that was inspired by fellow DT member Galina. She has made some gorgeous cards using the Lotus Blossom stamp – and this inspired me to add this stamp to my shopping card so i too could get to play with it!

I noticed that I had a piece of watercolour cardstock on my desk which already had a curved section cut into it. It was my original idea to stamp and die cut the flowers, so I grabbed this piece of card and started stamping. Of course, my original ideas don’t always transpire, and sometime new ideas form. As I was stamping and white heat embossing the blossoms, I decided to instead create a floral background.

Before stamping with versamark embossing ink, I prepped the surface with an anti-static powder tool. This meant that when i sprinkled my embossing powder over the top – the embossing powder ONLY stuck to the stamped lines. I used a post-it note to cut out three masks, which I was able to move around my card when I was overlapping the stamps.

Next I used my Kuretake Tambi Gansai watercolours to mix some purple tones in a palate. I used the wet-on-wet technique to achieve a soft watercolour finish. To do this, simply ‘paint’ the area with clean water first, then when the paper is still damp, drop in a little watercolour. I tried to concentrate the pigment towards the centre of the flower, or in areas that would naturally have a shadow.

I think it looks so fresh and beautiful! I added this panel to a purple card, along with some twine, and then added some dew drops. I had a little piece of purple cardstock left over after making the folded card base, so I white heat embossed the word ‘hello’ from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set, and used the coordinating die to cut this out before adding this to the card!

Thank you so much for stopping by

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

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Hello Crafty friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend – mine has been pretty much filled with laundry ( boo!) BUT I can’t complain because I DID get the most fabulous start to the weekend – a Friday night filled with crafting! What’s more – I got to share my crafty evening with you guys!

Yes, I did another YouTube LIVE video on Friday evening, where I had the pleasure of inviting you guys to join me in my craft room. I thought that I would share the video here in case any blog readers didn’t get a chance to catch it! Be warned though – this video is in real time, so it’s a long one. Probably one to stick on and watch whilst ironing, cooking, crafting! 🙂

I knew from the outset that I was going to play with the Year Seven Stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
I love this cute piñata! Isn’t he adorable!?

As you will see from the video, I didn’t really have much else in mind when I started crafting… but it all turned out in the end! Here’s the front of the final card!

I used some tissue paper and fringe scissors to create a super tactile front to my card, which gives this card an authentic piñata feel, don’t you think?

On the inside, I created a forest scene – mostly because I wanted it to look like the piñata was being hung from a tree! 😀 To get lovely soft colours, I did some ink brush blending to colour the die cuts! Here’s a closer look at the inside!

I just love the way the cute piñata dangles down and swings about! So fun!

BIG CONGRATS to STACEY GRAVES who won the giveaway that I did during the LIVE stream! Your stamps and dies are on their way to you already! <3

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you can join me for another YouTube LIVE session soon! I am hoping to do one this Friday evening at 9pm GMT, and expect to be doing another giveaway! If it interests you, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube so you can get the notification when I go LIVE!

See you tomorrow Crafty Friends!

Lesley

 

 

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Hello everyone,

Have you guys had a chance to check out the awesome range of embellishments in the Honey Bee Stamps store yet? I am absolutely loving them – Melissa does such a great job of creating gorgeous mixes that coordinate so beautifully together.

For today’s card I am ALL about the sequins! I wanted the sequins from the popsicle mix to be the main focus on this card, so first I covered a square card blank with some pink patterned paper. Next I took a heart die and drew around it lightly with a pencil. This created a guide where I would place a plethora of fun sequins!

I used my tombow mono adhesive to stick all the sequins in place, one by one. Yes it took a little time, but isn’t the final result just BEAUTIFUL! So sparkly, it reminds me of sprinkles on a cupcake!

When all the sequins were in place, I realised that you could still see the pencil lines, so I reached for my Nuvo crystal drops. I used the gloss white nuvo drops to add little blobs all along the pencil line. It felt like i was icing a cake!

To finish it off, I needed a simple but bold message, so I use the ‘hi’ die from the Hello Gorgeous die set to cut out of black cardstock. So simple, and so pretty!

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you take another look at the many awesome embellishments in the store!

Happy Crafting

Lesley

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