Saturday, 29 July 2017

Succulents and Chalk Clouds

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background is one of my mopped up from waste ink backgrounds - the CS Chalk Clouds used are Terracotta, Blue Lagoon, Pink Princess, Gentle Lavender and Subtle Sage. I edged the background with Subtle Sage using a Smoothie. I matted onto Black Card and then Coconut White Card.

I stamped the sentiment and the image from the Woodware Succulents Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I coloured in using Chalk Clouds - Terracotta, Blue Lagoon, Pink Princess and Subtle Sage. I popped some ink onto my Craft Sheet using a Smoothie and picked the ink up using a Water Brush. Any waste ink, I misted with water and picked up onto another piece of card to use for a future project.

I cut out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles and inked through the die with Subtle Sage using a Smoothie. I cut a mat out of Black Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B.

I made a flower out of more of my Chalk Cloud background card using Sue's Sweet Williams Die Set and added a 5mm Black Pearl to the centre. I added some Subtle Sage Chalk Cloud to my Craft Sheet, misted it with water and rubbed some Blue White American Seam Binding into it. I repeated the process until all my ribbon was coloured. It's very subtle (as the name of the ink suggests!) - looks a bit darker in real life than on camera. I dried my ribbon using a Heat Tool and tied a bow.

I completed my card by adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler to each corner.

Phill Martin has just launched his new Scribbled Collection of dies. You can find them on my website here.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Hi Julia
    Lovely card another beautiful background.
    Jan x

  2. Morning Julia, a lovely creation today, I must admit I am a great fan of the Colour Cloud Chalks, hope they bring out some Christmassey colours soon.

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

  3. Great card Julia, love the soft colours of the chalk clouds.
    Marion S x

  4. Lovely card, really like the stamped image & sentiment.


  5. Hi Julia
    A lovely card and great background.
    B xx

  6. I must remember to mop up colours after using chalk colour clouds as it looks so effective, especially your flower.

  7. Good Morning Julia . Lovely card this morning . I love how you have created the back ground and like Jan said but remember to mop up whats left.

  8. Morning Julia,
    Cute card, good use of the leftover ink.

  9. Great card Love the background

  10. I love this card Julia the chalks are brill the black card makes it it pop and the flower so pretty !!!!! Thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  11. Hello Julia, what a fabulous card, love the background and the sentiment is perfect for a modern and contemporary romantic occasion card such as an anniversary. Have a great day. Bx

  12. Waste not, want not, but what beautiful backgrounds it makes, always such interesting shapes, etc....just love your backgrounds Julia...a really lovely novel card...luv Ursula xx

  13. This really is a great fun card Julia

    June x

  14. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I love the background and the colours. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  15. That background looks great, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Hi Julia Lovely card to think the background is made up from waste its amazing!

  17. Love the background for this card Julia. You wouldn't think that it was made from waste. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Love the flower to match the background.....Brill idea!

  19. Love the flower to match the background.....Brill idea!


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