Thursday, 2 March 2017

Fly Free for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

 Leonie is launching a new 'Typography' collection on Hochanda this evening (8pm)

There are some lovely new dies, stamps and embossing folders on the shows, and I'm sure Leonie will have some great demos for you.

My first sample is a z-fold card.

To start off I folded a piece of A4 Kraft card in half to make an A5 card, then folded the front into half again. I cut the card down to 6" high to give me my z-shaped base, and saved the other piece for fixing to the front.

Next I made my 'backing paper' - I stamped one of the 'Banner and Frame' stamps several times onto a strip of white paper with grey Memento ink.

and then stamped in between each gap with the same stamp again to make closer stripes.

For the larger panels I stamped all over with one of the flowers from the 'Fly Free' set.

I grunged up the panels a little by sponging around the edges with weathered wood Distress Ink, then I put some ink on my craft mat and added a little water. I picked up the ink with an old toothbrush and flicked the bristles to add speckles to the paper

I attached the finished panels to my card blank and the extra strip, then turned the strip around 180 degrees and attached it to the base.

I stamped the butterfly from the 'Fly Free' set onto two panels in black Memento ink.
 (I realise I should have done this before glueing the panels onto the card, but with a bit of masking I got away with it)

I stamped the butterflies again onto decorative paper and cut them out to paper-piece over the top

The Fly Free set also has some lovely side-on images of flowers where you can see the tops of the stem. I stamped several of these onto different colour papers and cut them out.

I wanted the stems to reach to the bottom of the card but on the stamps themselves they are quite short (and in one case, curved), so I just inked up the sepal part before stamping onto my papers, then drew in long stems with a black fineliner pen.

I cut these out and attached them in place over the flower petals then arranged them on the stripy sections and trimmed the bottoms off so they were all flush with the bottom of the card.

To finish off I die-cut some letters from dark grey card and glued them to the side panel.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Tuesday Throwdown #332 Things with Wings
Southern Girls  #154 Nature
Artistic Stampers  Springtime
Noor! Designs UK #28 Spring
Love to Craft #8 Anything Goes
 The Crafty Addicts #34 Anything Goes/CAS
Crafting By Designs March Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything goes with Patterned Paper 
Classic Design Team Challenge #12 Anything Goes 

Leonie will be back on Hochanda tomorrow (Friday 3rd March) at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm.
You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 85 or Freesat 817.

Please pop by to my teamies' blogs if you get a chance 
(Claire and Nicola don't have blogs at the moment)

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Anne said...

One of my favourites from all the wonderful samples Katrina. I've been meaning to have a go at this fold and I love how you did it, such clever use of the stamps.

Enjoy the weekend
Anne xx

Judy Corner said...

Oh what a beautiful creation! Thank you so much for sharing at Noor Design UK and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

cass said...

So pretty!, beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls for our "Nature Inspired" Challenge.

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your flowers and butterflies, LOVE your fancy folds too!
Thank You for joining us at the Southern Girls :)

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh this is gorgeous. Lovely work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Michelle Windsor said...

I really love this you have done a fantastic job Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT for

Leslie said...

Love this! Your attention to detail is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "March Anything Goes" challenge!
Leslie, LTCCB DT
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Helen said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge and we hope to see you again in April.

Helen x