20 February 2014

So Very Grateful

Here's the other jentangled card I mentioned in Tuesday's post. I bet you thought it would be another Secret Garden image.  This image is from the new So Very Grateful stamp set which you will find on page 32 of the Spring/Summer catalogue.

Actually, I haven't quite finished the card as I want to add a sentiment, I just haven't decided what or where. The Whisper White card was embossed with the Woodgrain Folder.

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So Very Grateful Zentangle styke
So Very Grateful Zentangle  style

18 February 2014

More Secret Garden 'jentangled'

I 'jentangled' some more last weekend and love it. This is another flower from the Secret Garden stamp set.  I cut it out with it's coordinating die after tangling and shading.  Talking of shading, I'm pretty impressed how a little bit of shading with pencil can make a flat as a pancake image look 3-D.

The background stamp is Hello Doily, stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder on Whisper White card.  I then lightly sponged over the image with Smoky Slate ink to make it pop. The chevron ribbon and middle layer of card are also Smoky Slate.  Hope you like.  I have another jentangled card to post in a couple of days :)

Thanks for visiting x
Secret Garden flower Zentangle style on Hello Doily
Secret Garden flower Zentangle style on Hello Doily
Secret Garden flower Zentangle style on Hello Doily

11 February 2014

Fine Feathers with Geometrical

Hello crafters.  A quick post for you today.  Something bright and cheery in Bermuda Bay, one of my favourite new colours, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Summer Starfruit.  This is the watercolour technique on watercolour paper. 

The feathers are from Fine Feathers stamp set in the annual catalogue and greeting from the new Geometrical stamp set which you will find on page 26 of the spring/summer catalogue.

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10 February 2014

Banners Tag with Spiral Flower and So Very Grateful

Good morning crafters.  I hope the weather will have calmed down by the time this post is published.

I used three new products from the spring/summer catalogue on this special tag. Starting with the base card in Cherry Cobbler, it was cut with the second largest die from the set of six Banner Framelits dies. The Whiper White layer was cut with the next size down. The stamped image, in Night of Navy, is from the So Very Grateful stamp set. I'll be using this set for my next water colouring project.

Now for that beautiful rose. It was made with the new Spiral Flower die. I'm sorry I forgot to take a photo of the cut shape. I'll do that the next time I use the die. It is basically a spiral with a scalloped top edge.  You curl the spiral starting from the thinner end. Curl tightly initially, then let it unravel a little, or a lot, up to you depending on the look you want, then glue the base to the last scallop in the center of the spiral. As you can see, this one is unravelled a fair bit, then I squished it a little to flatten the petals a tad. It measures approx. 1 5/8" across.

I used Core'dination card stock in Cherry Cobbler for the flower.  After cutting I embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder then I sanded it.  I love the result. For the leaves, in Old Olive, I used the Pansy Punch first but it wasn't quite big enough hence the second layer using the Blossom Punch.  The banner measures approximately 2 3/8" wide by 4 1/8" long.  The actual die is 4 1/4" but I placed the top edge of the die off the fold of the card so as not to cut away the fold.

The third new product is the gold bakers twine, also available in silver.  I found that the gold strand tends to unravel so I tied a knot at both ends and am very pleased with the look. The ribbon is, you guessed right, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  

Thank you for visiting x
Banners Tag with Spiral Flower and So Very Grateful stamp
Banners Tag with Spiral Flower and So Very Grateful stamp
So Very Grateful stamp set

9 February 2014

Secret Garden 'Jen Tangled'

What a horrid morning I had yesterday when I discovered the fencing along one side of my back garden had been blow over in this stormy weather. It's blowing a gale out there now as I write this. After clearing up as best I could yesterday, you can imagine the debris everywhere, I decided to spend the rest of the day crafting.  I started with some doodling Zen Tangle style. I call it 'Jen Tangle' :)

So, I stamped two of the flowers from the Secret Garden stamp set in Black Stazon on Whisper White card stock.  I tangled with a fine micron pen (05 I think) before cutting out with the coordinating Secret Garden dies. A little bit of shading with pencil and viola. Oh, and I did highlight the white in the center of the flowers with my Stampin' Chalk Marker.

The card base is Smoky Slate, layered with Whiper White, which I cut and embossed with the Adorning Accents die and embossing folder.  The leaves are also part of the Secret Garden dies set.

Thank you for stopping by. Come back tomorrow to see some new goodies x
Secret Garden flowers Zentangle style
Secret Garden flowers Zentangle style
Secret Garden flowers Zentangle style