Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Cloud Backgrounds

Hi Bloggers.

I'm heading up to Creative Expressions HQ today for the first of my Stained Glass Window Techniques Workshops. We're using all 5 of Sue Wilson's Stained Glass Window Dies - it's going to be busy! I'm repeating the workshop next Wednesday so if you fancy joining us, there are a couple of spaces remaining - book here.

I have 2 cards for you today. Very simple to produce so, like yesterday's card, great to have in your stash or can be made if you need a card in a hurry. I actually made them both at the last workshop I ran up at CE HQ so quite appropriate to share them today 😊

So, for the background on this one, I inked up the Woodware Memories Stamp with Blue Lagoon and Terracotta Chalk Clouds, applying the ink using Smoothies. I was quite random with my inking. I like the way you get a different colour where the inks overlap. I stamped onto Coconut White Card.

I cut out using Sue Wilson's Essential Rectangles and inked around the edges with Terracotta Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie.

I stamped the images on top using Onyx Black Versafine Ink - they're all from Danny Mcintosh's Watch the Birdie Rubber Stamp Set. I completed my card by mounting onto Black Card and popping onto a Coconut White Card blank.

Here's the second card -

For the background on this one, I inked the Woodware Travel Background with Blue Lagoon, Enchanted Blossom and Terracotta Chalk Clouds using Smoothies. This time I inked the stamp up in bands across the stamp. You still see a mix of colours where the inks overlap, especially where the Blue Lagoon meets the Enchanted Blossom.

I cut out again using Sue's Essential Rectangles and inked around the edges with Blue Lagoon Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie.

This time, I over-stamped with one of the eyes from the Woodware Eyes Stamp Set and used the sentiment from the Woodware Vintage Inspiration Stamp Set.

Sue Wilson is launching a One Day Special today at 6pm with part 2 of her 2017 Festive Collection of dies. She has another show today at 8pm and then more shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm. I'm offering 10% discount on my website on products from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till tomorrow night. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, love both these cards today, great colours and fabulous stamps. Hope your workshop goes well, it does sound like you are going to be very busy. Have a great day all. Bx

  2. Hi Julia
    Two great cards today.I wish I could join your stained glass class it sounds wonderful.Have a good day.
    Jan x

  3. Morning Julia, lovely samples today

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Love both cards Julia have s good day sounds busy
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  5. Hi Julia
    Two great cards. Have fun at your workshop today, would love to be there. If using crstal varnish laquer or any similar bottle remember to warn your attendees not to squeeze too hard when the product doesn't come out - I had an explosion of laquer this weekend when the end popped out! I decided to try a less messy method for my stained glass project!
    B xx

  6. Good Morning Julie , two wonderful cards to day .. Have fun at your work shops to day , which I was there ... Wendy

  7. Lovely cards, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  8. Hi Julia. Two great cards, love them both. SueL x

  9. Morning Julia,
    Two great cards. Hope the workshop goes well.

  10. Morning Julia, Two fabulous cards, gorgeous stamping and colours, and would be ideal as a background for layouts too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Hi Julia,
    Two lovely cards.Have a good day.
    Carmen (Canada)

  12. Loving your work , great cards Julia.
    Elaine H X

  13. Great cards Julia. I am reading this on my hotel balcony, looking over Lake Maggiore. Lucky me! It is very hot today, so hope you have returned to the sunshine, after the rain as I left yesterday. Have a good week everyone. 😀

  14. I love these Woodware stamps and you have made 2 great cards. Thank you Julia.

  15. Hi Julia your cards are stunning. The workshops must be amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  16. Stunning cards today Julia. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Hi Julia. Two gorgeous cards today. Like others would love to be at your workshop but too far away. Xx


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