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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm a lapsed crafter of late but still managing my diary Scrapbooking, plus cards as required. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing, not really got back to the latter since the pandemic. I like walking which I couple with Geocaching and sometimes Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I am a Christian.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Summer of Colour - Week 2

Another set of colours to use this week over on the Summer of Colour Challenge. Again I am doing a flap in my DLP.

I seem to have adopted an "embossing" theme for the challenge this year. This week I used card in the 2 main colours of Coral and Teal. I embossed this with a plastic stencil in my Cuttlebug but the impression wasn't that great, really ought to have tried again with a different sandwich but didn't wish to spoil my stencil. Could also have made the impression deeper by hand but forgot!

Anyway, I proceeded to cover the card join with a piece of White (the Smudge, Splash, Pop colour) lace and hand painted the raised parts of the pattern also in white. I added a few spots of white glitter to the flowers too.

27 comments:

Laila said...

Your piece makes me think of inside and outside a garden fence. Love how airy it looks.

denthe said...

Beautiful piece. So fragile ....

Linda Kunsman said...

very pretty SOC piece!

kat said...

This is delicate and very lovely!

Karen said...

That looks really pretty my lovely x

GlorV1 said...

Very pretty work. Great job with the colors.
Gloria

Carol Rigby said...

Lovely! It reminds me of wedgwood pottery.

DVArtist said...

This is so pretty. Delicate and summery. Very nice indeed.
Nicole/Beadwright

Kristin said...

xo

sheila 77 said...

Lovely artwork, I really like the way you have used the white for the birds and flowers and the white lace adds that something a bit different.

gma said...

Pretty. That is a cool stencil.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh BJ, this is stunning. I really like your "dry" embossing. Yep, you seem to be on an embossing kick. I want to know how you got that white smudged on so perfectly. I would have been all over the place, but yours is incredible. Love it!!

sue :) said...

Super piece, love the delicate white birds and flowers.

Ileana said...

Sweet and elegant. Very nice!

Caz said...

I love your embossing, it really looks amazing! especially in the colour pop of white :-)

massofhair said...

Fabulous piece, love the pop of white and your colours are spot on, a very elegant and exquisite entry :-) xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the painted parts. You did great!
Rinda

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece, love the delicate flowers and birds against the colourful background. My theme this time is faces. Valerie

TwinkleToes2day said...

Very gorgeous BJ. Very clever. Awesome use of a fine brush for the painting bits. I was just thinking, 'I don't have a theme' as others seem to have adopted, either deliberately, or accidentally, and then I reemembered I do. The sea, beach, etc, haha. Maybe I'm trying to forget the unfortunate boat of last time, haha :D

peggy gatto said...

I love the delicate look, very nice!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Very delicate and pretty! Reminds me of a look out a window.

Denise Price said...

I like your color-blocked take on this week's color combo. And the touch of lace is so pretty!

Helen said...

BJ it looks gorgeous!!

Christine said...

Love the card - added lace brilliant idea.

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love the idea of a DLP! You are doing such an amazing job with yours! I just love how you used this week's SOC colors to page your beautiful work of art!

okienurse said...

great use of the colors. I am a member of DLP but haven't done much. I keep saying I am going to do more but something comes along and knocks my out of the game. Vickie

Carmen Wing said...

So pretty and delicate - it almost has a kind of Japanese screen quality to it - do you know what I mean? It's lovely.