Monday, 17 October 2011

Finally finished my swap for KCUK – late as ever – naughty :-(
It’s an Adirondack day, today :-)
I stamped and embossed the two Dylusions ivy stamps, watercoloured them, stamped the verse (Stampcamp) then painted with Versamark reinker and clear embossed.  (Don’t know why I bothered cos I laminated it anyway, lol.)
I wanted this to be sunny, so I then added Pool and Sunshine Yellow inks to a craft mat, spritzed with water and picked up the colour with the bookmark. Finished it off by inking the edges with Stream ink.
The back was slightly inky, so I just sponged more inks (same colours) all over it and stamped it with various leaves in Lettuce and  Meadow, adding some random leafy words (PSX).  The whole thing is edged in Krylon Gold pen, then laminated.  I’ll add some ribbons and fibres to it before posting it.
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Course, I couldn’t waste the inks on the mat, so I added a little more, spritzed again and mopped up with another card, with which I made a matching card, using one of the ivy stamps and the leafy words.  Very simple but I like it. I tilted the card to encourage the inks to run for a different effect and after stamping the ivy, pulled the colour in from the edges (Lettuce) with a damp paintbrush.
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This fits Hels’ Sunday Stamper challenge for this week – Leaves and also loosely fits the Rainbow Lady’s Challenge – Falling Leaves, so I’m entering them for both.
New Doc gave me some tablets this morning and I feel a bit spaced out after taking them –  feel almost tipsy, lol.  NOT good when I have 3 days’ lesson planning to do this afternoon,  hey ho!  Off to work we go…. x

24 very much appreciated comments:

Sandy said...

Again so beautiful work Cath.
The colors rock. Amazing design. Love them all.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Love the watery backgrounds.
Beautiful.
Lynne x

Carol Q said...

gorgeous colours Cath. lovely work.

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful bookmark and card! Love the colors and stamps.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous bookmarks!!

ElizabethR said...

Both are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

Martina2801 said...

Cath, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the details, you do amazing work.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely bookmarks, love the leaves and colour palette. Tracy xv

cockney blonde said...

Love that bookmark Cath, simply wonderful. Like how you've used up the colours on the card too. Good luck with your lesson plans, x

Jenny said...

So beautiful Cath... your work is gorgeous...

Jenny x

Tessa said...

Beautiful, love the greenish brown colours! And the stamping is so delicate. Absolotely Gorgeous.

xx Tessa

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Hi Cath...a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

hazel said...

The bookmark and card are so beautiful Cath.
xxx Hazel.

Von said...

Simply beautiful Cath :) and congrats on you ginger gem :)
Von xxx

Ann B said...

Beautiful bookmarks Cath, lovely colours and those stamps are a must have.

Hels Sheridan said...

loving those Dyan leaves, they look gorgeous how you used them... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper

Claire said...

Oh beautiful stamping! Gorgeous inkiness with those backgrounds too. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
claire xx

Jack said...

Such a stunning bookmark - shame to hide it in a book, lol. Great matching card too. Love these colours. xx

Anne C. said...

Fabulous bookmark and card, beautiful colours, love Anne C.xx

Rainbow Lady said...

Just perfect. Thanks for playing
Love Cynthia x

penny4thoughts said...

Wonderful inky backgrounds and watercoloured leaves!

Hermine said...

Absoilutely gorgeous, love the colours

Alison Horne said...

super pretty watery loveliness.xx

Janine said...

wow, I'll take my heat off, what a great cards, love them totally. I 'have' taken you with me to my place ☺ so i can visit you more.