Saturday, 1 April 2017

...bits and bobs

Hi everyone, well I said I'd try and sneak another post in, this is scheduled for April because I have posted every month since I started and didn't want to have nothing for my 'Gallery' this month. I'm sharing 4 cards and a couple of atc's.

I make and keep backgrounds for a reason, you just never know when one might be perfect....well that's the excuse for my huge stash and I'm sticking to it. This one was made with brayered acrylic IZINK a few years ago and just fitted the blooms perfectly.

I've long admired the flower making skills of Jennie Atkinson who has some wonderful tutorials. I noticed that she uses a spellbinders set by Tammy Tutterow quite a lot and so it's a recent purchase of mine. I've just used them flat...well slightly shaped but only one or 2 layers for this card as I wanted the centres to be made of these wonderful old buttons and visible.

I've used Khadi paper and sprayed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang spray in gorgeous teal colours which I then dabbled a bit of  Captain Peacock fresco paint into in. Once sprayed I laid stencils on top an let it dry before carefully peeling off, hope you can see the pattern it left. A little gold text embossing before die cutting.

I had some flowers left over so made this card using up some of my paper from where I experimented with 'mark making' , interesting how the background colour can change the tone of the flowers.

I added some gold hand stitching just to make it a little more special, after all it had only taken 2 minutes to assemble as everything was precut.

Next up I revisited my stitched babywipe leaves and petals. I added some more hand stitching and colour to the petals and it made for a modern CAS card.

These are some ATC's I made for the PaperArtsy stand at stitches in February using Lin Browns stamps and I'd forgotten I hadn't shared them.

This is a style I just keep going back to...

Lastly Lynne Perella and infusions that I'd already sneaky peeked but here it is as a finished card.

It's on glossy card which gives a softer effect which I rather like.

Thanks as always for stopping by and now I can say I'll be back in bloggy land next month. R x


  1. Ohhh I love that gold stitching. Such beautiful work!

  2. Fabulously unique Ruth, oh, and Yummily scrumptious! So many fabulous ideas and compositions are awe inspiring! Xx 😀

  3. Such a beautiful post Ruth, full of wonderfully inspiring projects! The flowers are beautiful and I just love your stitched baby wipe petal!! Anne x

  4. Beautiful cards! I love the touches of gold.

  5. Stunningly beautiful. Each and every one work of art. Lx

  6. Incredibly beautiful Ruth, I love every one! x

  7. Truly beautiful projects, every last one! So glad to see you busy at play. Hugs, Autumn

  8. Your cards are all delightful, and I have to say the black and white background with the teal flowers is totally eyecatching, and really stands out for me. I love your use of gold highlights throughout and the little touches of stitchery - as always your attention to detail is amazing and really adds class and elegance to all your work.

  9. Love, love, love every one of them! TFS

  10. Gorgeous catch-up post - lovely to see what you've been up to. The touches of gold really catch the light in a wonderful way - the LB ATCs are a joy. The rust and teal of the first card is a treat, and the subtle Infusions background lets the magnificent LP woman shine.
    Alison x

  11. Oh, I forgot to mention my love for the stitched leaf too!! xx

  12. Gorgeous Ruth, a brilliant collection. Happy crafting, Angela xXx


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