Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Swing Friends for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps, hope you are well.
Welcome to my new followers, I'm thrilled to see you :)

Did you watch Leonie's fab show on Hochanda last night?
The product launch continues this morning at 9am and there are more shows planned for 12, 4 and 7pm.
The stamps were so popular that unfortunately they sold out, but you can still get hold of the masks/stencils.

This morning's card is a little scene that I've built up with one of Leonie's masks, some of her stamps and an old Crafters Companion stamp (that I have never inked up before now, hang head in shame)

I taped the largest 'friend' mask down onto Neenah solar white card with low tack tape (this was before I got my Stick n Spray which would have made the job easier, lol).


Then I inked up the 'Friendship' stamp (Crafters Companion/Santoro) with black Archival ink and stamped it over the top so it looks as if the swings are hanging from the word.


Next I wanted to add some colour with my Distress Inks but I didn't want horrible black smudges on my work, so I carefully slid some scrap paper under the mask so I could wipe off the black ink safely.


I built up the colour by applying the ink with a dry baby wipe - I used  'Picked Raspberry', 'Spiced Marmalade' and 'Festive Berries' Distress Inks



I thought it looked unbalanced with the swings hanging from the word as it wasn't central, so I decided to add a tree branch for them to hang from instead. There's a very handy branch in the stamp set which I stamped several times through the middle of the word (with the mask still in place so it will look like the branch is behind the word)


I then used one of the floral stamps to add blossom to the tree branch.


 I've been a bit subtle with my inking so when I remove the mask the word doesn't 'pop' as much as I'd hoped. Still, I like the pastel look so I decide to draw an outline around the word instead.


The 'outy' stencil bit comes with the kit, so I just lay it over the top
 

and trace around it with a black fineliner pen  (I did the inside loops of the letters freehand). Much happier with it now.


I coloured the image in with pencils and added a bit more foliage to my branch. The ropes from the swings needed extending a bit too so I got my ruler in line with the rope, drew in two vertical lines and then drew diagonal lines between them to match the stamped version.


I cut the piece down to a bit smaller than A5 and doodled some lines around the edges.


 I made some paper flowers by die-cutting circles from coloured paper, cutting them into rough spiral shapes and then rolling them up with a quilling tool.


After matting my piece onto an A5 card (edged with Picked Raspberry DI) and glueing on the flowers, I also added a bit of greenery with leaves punched from green paper with a papermania punch.


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Sassy Studio Designs #329 Pastels
The Crafty Addicts #13 Anything Goes/Springtime
Creative Corner Spring Flowers
Melonheadz Friends Challenge LET'S GET GIRLY
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog #89 Anything goes option Flowers
Lemon Shortbread #13 Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #27 Anything Goes

Please take some time to visit the blogs of Leonie's other Design Team Members.
They are:
Nick - http://nickinbarnsley.blogspot.co.uk
Jane - Isleofcraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk &
Elaine - Cakecoffeecraft.blogspot.co.uk 

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back this afternoon with another sample for you.
Katrina x

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, I am looking forward to coming back this afternoon. What a great show last night. Nick xx

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  2. Morning Kat this is amazing ! Love it xx

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  3. Love it! The colours behind the mask are beautiful and the whole card just works so well, Jane X

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  4. So sweet and really pretty. Love the samples that you have made.

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  5. Absolutely fab Katrina!! and congrats on being part of Leonie's DT hugs Sue J xxx

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  6. I love all 3 of your creations with Leonie's products Katrina, you've shown some very creative and imaginative ways of using them.
    Anne x

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  7. Lovely card!Thanks you for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good luck and welcome again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

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  8. Fantastic card! I enjoyed your step by step tutorial!
    Thank you for joining us at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge blog!
    Good luck with your entry and welcome again!
    xoxo Olga DT member

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  9. Katrina this is gorgeous and great tutorial
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  10. Fab card and tutorial, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Addicts!!
    Hugs Donna(dt)
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

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  11. Oh my goodness! Adorable!!Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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Katrina xx