Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Hearts and Flowers

Hearts and Flowers

Hi There!

It is Burns Night, hope you
have got your kilt aired,
bagpipes ready and the Haggis
standing by -

Here's the first line of Robbie Burns
address to get you started............. 

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, 

Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o' a grace

As lang's my arm.

On the other hand, here at The Craft Barn
we have a new theme for the week and
to start us off, here is Craftyfield:

"Nothing like being prepared, so I thought I would make
 a love themed card either for Valentine's day or just in case...

 The Honeydoo flower stamps call for a CAS style, 
so that is what I made. 

I used coloured inks rather than black and, in the end, 
the stamped image looked more than enough 
so I didn't feel the need to add any colouring 
with pencils or markers.

When I placed each stamp on my block 
I slightly changed
 the angle of the stem in relation to the flower head 
to create that stylised heart between the 2 flower stems. 

This is something you can do with clear stamps.

I inked the sentiment with pink, violet and blue inks 
by just touching the edge of the pad on each area 
of the sentiment for an ombre look.

I matted my image on pink cardstock and 
layered it onto a white 6x6 card base. 
3 little hearts from my scrap box 
(waste from a die-cut If I remember correctly) 
add the final touch.

I love how the flower design has the shadowed areas 
already built in: it's easy to add colour if you want 
but lovely just on its own too."

Honey Doo Crafts Clear Stamps: Lilies
Kaisercraft Love This :
Memento inks: (Black, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves) 

Thank you Craftyfield for a gorgeous CAS card 
to start us off

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


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