Monday, May 21, 2018

Steampunk meets Glitz and Glamour

Hi there and welcome back to another interesting episode here on sweet cherry cards. The card I am showing you here today is done in a glam steampunk style aka my version of 'vintage'.

I guess being an artist has definitely made me yearn to add a few vintage styles to my card making process. Today I am dabbling with the style steam punk with a bit of a twist- a bit of glitz and glamour.

One of the things I learnt from an article by Grace Fussell, I read on vintage styles, is that steampunk is a sort of 19th century meet futuristic style and its represented by the use of cog wheels - mechanization, as can be seen on the background paper I used. I also added some white dots with nuvo crystal drops to the message 'thankful for you' to represent white neon lights around the message.

The glittery flowers were stencilled on using nuvo pink glimmer paste and I added recollections extra fine rose white glitter for 'glitter' measure.

I hope you like this episode of sweet cherry cards, and I look forward to seeing you back here for another episode of clean and simple card making fun! Look out for a few more vintage cards in the month of June.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Townhome for Tiddlyinks Fab Friday

Hello there and welcome again to another fabulous friday at Tiddlyinks. The card I made today, features the stamp townhome

Its one of the early stamps I bought when I first discovered tiddlyinks and I enjoyed using it to make a card for a friend, who was moving into her new home. I thought it was fitting for this fab friday as this is the last blog I will be doing as part of the Tiddlyinks design team as I decided to take a bit of a break and this stamp reminds me of how welcomed I felt when I joined the team and how  I will miss them. 

Now back to the stamp. It will make a wonderful card for a new home owner, or new neighbour. It can be paired with other stamps for more themes if you like.

The stamp was coloured using distress inks and then enhanced with glossy accents, fussy cut out and adhered to the background. I then die cut the fence using memory box wrought iron fence.

Hope you liked today's card and look forward to seeing you right back here at sweet cherry cards.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Dew drops on florals

Hi there and welcome back to another sweet creation here at sweet cherry cards.

Today's card features a floral with dewdrops on its petals. The project involved the use of watercolouring techniques using distress inks and prismacolor pencils.

Normally my go-to colour for flowers is yellow because it reminds me of sunshine and the warm feeling you get with it. For this flower, however, I used blue distress inks- salty ocean, broken glass and prismacolor pencils were used to bring the dewdrops alive.

I, first,lightly painted the petals in broken glass and began working on the dew drops. Using salty ocean , I formed the shape of the drop and added water to dilute the colour , leaving, a white area to represent where the drop picks up the light. Using the distress ink- broken glass, I carried the colour almost to the middle of the drop and washed out the remainder of the colour with water. With the pencils I added more dimension to the drops and finished the look with a white sharpie. Shadows were then added to the remainder of the flower and another layer of distress ink- broken glass was added.

I stamped the greeting on vellum and added the enamel drops to hide the glossy accents I used to adhere the vellum to the card. A little glitter completed the look.

Hope you like today's card and look forward to seeing you back here at sweet cherry cards.