Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine #11 - Leafy Project

Good morning everyone :)

Hi there, welcome to another Crafter's Companion project using the freebies from Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Kit - Issue #11. This is a little extra make from me; basically I couldn't stop playing with the fab contents in the kit. I love autumn and all the wonderful colours it generates, so I decided to have another little play with the stamps, dies and embossing folder in the kit...and oh yes, my new Aquatint sets as well. Hope you like it. :)

A description of how I made it (be warned it's quite lengthy) and all the products used are shown just below the photos. :)

Here's What I Did
I create a 5" x 5½" top fold base from white card.

Background -
I used a mixture of glycerine and Aquatints - first I added a few drops of each of the aquatint colours onto my glass mat using the included pipelettes then I poured a little of the glycerine onto the mat as well. Next I dipped a piece of Cut & Dry foam pieces (I used one for each colour) into it so that it was damp but not saturated and then dabbed one end of my foam into one of the colours, and in small circlular movements I added colour to a section of the card. I repeated the process using different colours to different areas of the card, to help the blending process I used the other end of the pieces of foam. I continued to blend and add the tints until I was happy with the final result. When the card was still damp I sponged a little of the gold over the top in different places.

When all the paints were dry I stamped leaves all over the card using a brown ink, then randomly added stencil detail using black ink. When I was happy with everything I cut it down and added to the card front.

Flower -
I die cut lots of different leaves from copier paper (to save time you can fold your paper several times to create layers, and then die cut it). Next I stamped the leaf detail on to each of the cut out using a permanent ink, and then painted all the leaves using the same aquatint colours as the background including the gold. When all the leaves were almost dry I curled the edges and crinkled them up. To assemble the flower, I die cut a circle and glued the ends of the leaves to it in layers, offsetting them on each layer. I used the smaller leaves towards the centre. When it was complete, I added a large gem in the middle.

To finish off -
I embossed a strip of white card with the free vine embossing folder and attached it to the card front. To complete the card I added the flower, a couple of leaf flourishes and a few small pearls.

Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion Products:
Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Issue #11 (Used: Stamps, Dies, Embossing Folder), Douglass White Stamping CardAquatints (Bright & Beautiful / Beautifully Grunge / Essentials), Sara's Signature Collection - English Country Garden 'Lazy Daisy' Die, Diamond Press 'Love Today' Stamp & Die Set

Other:  Copier Paper, Glycerine, Cut & Dry Foam, Black Archival Ink, Memento Brown Ink, Distressing Ink, Pearls, Gem

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page - just search for Crafter's Companion UK or USA, and for more magazine inspiration definitely checked out the Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group. Just a little heads up...we are also on Twitter, Instagram and have a Pinterest Board, so why not follow us.
I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there or if you have any questions about the products - I'd love to hear from you :)

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Hugs & kisses

x Janine x


Juls said...

Stunning ... Love the contrast of those rich colours against the White xx

Christine L said...

Beautiful autumnal colours and that fabulous flower make for a stunning card Janine!

Christine x