Saturday, 25 February 2017

Beautiful Buddleia

Hi guys. I'm back today with a more detailed step out of the card that I showed over on PaperArtsy's blog on my launch night a few days ago. This particular card was made using my new EKC05 stamp set.

As I've already mentioned previously over on PaperArtsy's blog these flowers are based loosely on buddleia although they can be anything you want them to be! I have added spriggy type leaves - one of which has a long stem so that it can be 'dangled' if you so wish plus you can add the smaller sprig to the stem to make it bushier, as well as using each of them individually. Then we have got two larger style of leaves which can be stamped onto the stems of the flowers (as well as that smaller sprig of leaves) or instead you can stamp the swirly bits onto the stems or even have both together! It's all about giving you choices so that you can make a variety of different looking compositions all from one interactive stamp set. As for those tiny flowers - I've put those on the sheet so that you can change the shape of the flower heads if you so wish simply by stamping more of those little flowers around or into the large flower heads, or they can be stamped onto a separate piece of card, cut out and mounted onto the large flower heads to add dimension or can just be added into the background as I've done with this card. Hopefully once you start playing you'll see that there are lots of different possibilities!!

 Step One (Above): Apply Chalk Fresco Finish all over a 7x7" Smoothy Card panel using a sponge wedge then sponge Lavender and Pixie Dust Fresco Finish around the edges and blend with Chalk Fresco Finish.

 Step Two (Above): Work out where you want to stamp both of the large flower heads then sponge Lavender, Pixie Dust and South Pacific Fresco Finish paints onto the panel to create loose flower head shapes.

 Step Three (Above):  With Jet Black Archival stamp the flowers, leaves and swirls making use of being able to bend and manipulate those flower head stems on the acrylic block before stamping them out! Sponge some off-cut pieces of Smoothy Card with Chalk Fresco Finish before stamping out some butterflies and leaves.

 Step Four (Above): Paint all the stamped imagery using Lavender, Pixie Dust, Sugar Plum, South Pacific, Haystack, Tinned Peas and Inky Pool Fresco Finish paints. Cut out those extra leaves and butterflies. After painting all the imagery I reassessed my background and added some diluted Tinned Peas Fresco Finish paint around the stamped imagery and around the edges of the panel.

Step Five (Above): Paint a wiggly panel with Chalk Fresco Finish paint making it big enough for the words to 'sit on'. Heat set then stamp the words in Jet Black Archival and paint over the letters with watered down Fresco Finish paints - choosing colours already used on the panel.

Step Six (Above): Stamp and emboss the spriggy style of leaves and tiny flowers using VersaMark and Crystal embossing powder. Lightly paint the imagery using diluted Lavender, Tinned Peas and Chalk Fresco Finish paints.

Step Seven (Above): Paint the little flowers in the large flower heads with Pearl Glaze Fresco Finish.

A closer look - you can just make out the pearly shimmer on some of those little flowers within that make up the large flower heads.

Step Eight (Above): Edge the panel using a VersaMark inkpad and emboss with Crystal embossing powder. Layer to a larger card blank and edge with a black multi-liner before mounting the cut out leaves and butterflies. (It was at this stage that I decided I didn't like the pink butterflies that I had previously painted so I painted two more butterflies in South Pacific and Inky Pool with pink and yellow accents and mounted those instead! Lastly add accents of Crystal glitter glue.

This photo (above) shows how the Crystal embossing, the Crystal glitter glue and the Pearl Glaze really catch the light.

I hope that my step outs over the last few days have helped you to see how I go about building up my layers and creating my projects! All of this takes an enormous amount of time, with stopping to take the photos, then uploading and editing them and finally doing the blog post itself (and time is something that I don't tend to have a lot of!!) but I do so hope that for those of you who have visited me over the last few days that it has been time well spent!!

Love Kay xx



Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning hun and thanks for the tutorial too, Luv Sam x

Helen said...

Simply gorgeous Kay! Don't very often do "pretty, pretty" but when I do, your stamps are perfect! will be adding these to my wish list

Lynne K said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kay! That set is definitely on my wish list.

Julia said...

A fabulous new set of stamps and the sample is amazing. It looks so summery and I love the swirl details on those leaves. Beautiful work Kay. x said...

What an inspiring post and inspired designs Kay.
Your wonderful 2017 releases have just arrived at Time To Create in Australia ( my business) and I am introducing you to my Australian customers in my Newsletter this evening.
I have included one of your images from this post - it is fully credited.
I'm hoping that my customers love your art as much as I do.

Lou said...

Thank you so much for the step by step.It's so helpful to be able to see how you arrive at your stunning final creations. Lou x