Saturday, 27 October 2012

Watercolour Winter cloisonné technique

What a glorious, sunny, frosty morning it was this morning - just the sort of morning that sets you off nicely on a Christmas card! I played with the sketch at Less is More, turning it on its side. Come and have a look:


I started by stamping my lovely Watercolour Winter holly into versamark, then straight into Soft Suede ink before stamping onto my card stock. I clear embossed that, sponged the background with Tempting Turquoise ink, then coloured the holly and berries with markers. Tiles were cut out with my large square punch and arranged onto a strip of Tempting Turquoise card stock.


This provided the background for a cute robin - I do love a robin on a card! This one was made with the bird from Everything Eleanor - I stamped him in Soft Suede ink and then coloured over his breast with a Tangerine Tango marker before cutting him out with my sharp paper snips. I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the holly and you can just about make it out in this photo. It's lovely and sparkly in real life.


I love the cloisonné effect of the holly and will certainly try this technique again. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes which is a real go-to set for me. I stamped it into Soft Suede ink and used my Tangerine Tango marker on the words before stamping to give it this slight glow.

This is the Less is More sketch that I've been working from today.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Watercolour Winter, Everything Eleanor (bird), Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede
Card stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Other: 1 3/8" square punch, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Dazzling Diamonds glitter
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After I've posted this, I must get off to the market to buy the week's fruit and veg. Last week my lovely husband went and when he'd come back I heard a groan from the kitchen. "Are you alright?" I called. "No!" came the reply. "I've just bought seven melons by accident!" I giggled. "How did you manage that?" I asked. "I don't know," he said in an agonised voice. There was a pause before he said: "I hope everyone likes melons!"

I hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are. Enjoy your weekend won't you!

32 comments:

  1. Such a delightfully pretty card... love the robin and all the treatment you gave to the holly leaves. Very lovely.

    Monica xxx

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  2. Lovely Card Vicky and a love the Cloisonne technique...

    Anne

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  3. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous card ... Love the colour.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  4. This effect really does look like cloisonné. A gorgeous classy Christmas card in non traditional colours...

    Sharon
    x

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  5. Hi Vicky thought you'd used a DP when I first saw your card, the tiles are lovely, great card x

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  6. A beautiful look - I love it in the LIM panels!

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  7. Wow Vicky, another winner here I feel. LOVE it!! Hugs, Di xx

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  8. It looks just fab Vicky.
    You worked the sketch really well
    Thanks so much.
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  9. Love that Tempting Turquoise Vicky and the little robin, fab card.
    Val x

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  10. Love the embossed holly and of course the little robin. A super card. xx

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  11. Those holly leaves remind me of stained glass! Beautiful card.
    Lynn

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  12. Fabulous technique and brilliant card - you do marvels with birds!
    Tara
    x

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  13. Beautiful Vicky. Love the effect you`ve created and such gorgeous colours.
    Lynne xxx

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  14. Beautiful Vicky, a lovely fresh Christmas card!

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  15. Well I learn't something today...never knew it was called that!! Love the effect especially cut into tiles :0)
    Jenny x

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  16. I love this very pretty card Vicky, gorgeous stamped image and fabulous colours.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  17. Beautiful card with a lovely technique. Thanks for sharing...I can't wait to try it!

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  18. Very pretty, Robins make the best Christmas cards.

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  19. Another lovely card Vicky-i love the effect on the holly you have created too-just like some of my favourite beads-really pretty ! :) xx

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  20. such a festive card, love it. x

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  21. This is just gorgeous Vicky! I love that technique you've used!
    Lizy xx

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  22. How pretty, Vicky! I love the addition of the robin!

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  23. Beautiful card, Vicky. I do love a bit of Cloisonné.
    So your husband likes melons then...! xxx

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  24. A beautiful card. Great Cloisonne technique. I love the colours you have used and the little robin

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  25. Love the effect on the holly. x

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  26. Such a beautiful card Vicky simple yet stunning the holly leaves are gorgeous
    Debbie
    :)

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  27. What a beautiful effect. This is gorgeous, Vicky. ann y.

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  28. Fabulous card Vicky :) Viv xx

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  29. it's just a beautiful card
    xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x