Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Triple panel Secret Garden

As always when I've been away, I just want to dive into my crafting and lose myself in creativity... but the laundry says otherwise! I couldn't resist Anne Marie's colour challenge at the Paper Players this week though and the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches inspired me too. I began by stamping a background design which turned out to be too big for my card, so I made another out of the left-overs - which means I can go for a skip about in Di's Snippet playground too, YAY!!! Come and have a look:

Card made with Secret Garden from Stampin' Up

This is the snippety one which turned out to be my favourite! I used Secret Garden (fast becoming a favourite) for the background and cut it up into these tiles. They've been arranged on a Crumb Cake card base which I stamped with the leaf image in the set.

Close up of piercing and sentiment using Delightful Dozen from Stampin' Up

I added a line of piercing to balance out this fabulous sentiment from Delightful Dozen. You may notice I've doctored it - I decided I probably wouldn't use a stamp that said 'thank you so, so much', whereas a stamp that said 'thank you so much' would be really useful! I love that I can alter my stamps with a snip of my brilliant craft and rubber scissors.

Here's the other card I made:

Card with three panels made with Secret Garden from Stampin' Up

I kept it very clean and simple, letting the colours and floral design do the talking, and adding just a sprinkling of glitter for that feminine touch.

Background stamped with Secret Garden from Stampin' Up and glittered

Are you curious to know how I made the background? It was very simple:
1. Sponged Baja Breeze ink over Whisper White card stock
2. Stamped Crumb Cake leaves all over it
3. Added the flowers in Rich Razzleberry and coloured them with an aquapainter
4. Coloured the centres with Island Indigo marker
5. Cut into panels, rounded two corners, sponged edges with Island Indigo ink.
What do you think?!

This are the challenges I worked from today:

 
Here's what you'll need to make today's cards
Stamps: Secret Garden, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Black stazon
Card stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake/Naturals White
Other: Essentials paper-piercing pack and tool, Island Indigo marker, corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
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This has been a rather long post, and you're probably parched from going so long without tea/coffee, so I won't bore you with any of my domestic witterings - except to say: Trousers in the laundry without removing tissues from pocket - AAAARGH!

See you tomorrow with more crafty goodness,

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Vicky-i love how you have split the pretty panel and rounded off the two corners-it makes a beautiful frame.
    I too am a "stamp snipper"-Sometimes the greetings just arn't right are they ?
    And don't talk to me about tissues in trouser pockets...and WHY does no one ever own up LOL ! I mean is has to be one of them doesn't it-unless it was the washing fairy of course(who also steals a lot of our socks-leaving odd ones all alone in the drum !)
    Have a great day,Nessa xx

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  2. Both are just stunning Vicky! X

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  3. Two fabulous card - I think the snippets one is my favourite as I love the card base.
    Kath x

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  4. I'm definitely pinning this card, love the three panels and how you've balanced them with the sentiment and piercing!!
    Now what you need is a 'James'... he spots rogue tissues before they start to break up in the machine, that's if they get past him and into the machine in the first place!! Very handy lad to have around :0)
    Jenny x

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  5. These are lovely Vicky, must have a go at this panel technique, it's so effective. (And I do sympathise with your tissue incident!) xx

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  6. What a fabulous take on the sketch, love that you shortened the panels and stamped your background in the first card, an those touches of glitter make the second card very special too. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours and Sketches

    Louise xx

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  7. Wow - these are stunning, love the sponged panels and the added too, Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS - Jacqueline xx

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  8. Oh what a nuisance a tissue in the wash can be!

    LOVELY little floral card - I like the extra touch of piercing too.

    xxx

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  9. I love your background and the glitter is just right! Thanks for joining us at CAS-Colour and Sketches.

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  10. Two very lovely CAS cards. Love that you stamped off the image and then cut it up into the tiles!
    Great idea and two lovely but very different cards!

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  11. Two stunning cards Vicky! Love that you said how to make them too.

    I picked up you've been up to Tynemouth, my old stamping (non-craft stamping) ground (for many years!). Lucky you - part of me still misses it, apart from the extreme cold :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  12. They're both gorgeous Vicky but, like you, I think my favourite has to be the first one. Tissues in the wash - been there, done that,aaargh!!
    M x

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  13. These are so lovely, the image is so pretty xxx

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  14. Gorgeous cards, Vicky. I love them both. The colours are lovely. I think my Secret Garden bundle will be delivered tomorrow. Can't wait!

    Kat xx

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  15. Two gorgeous cards Vicky, Love your layouts and the images look amazing. TFS how you stamped them :) Cathy x

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  16. So lovely! I love the look of stamped images that are cut and arranged this way. And your coloring is fantastic!

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  17. The first one is beautiful.

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  18. Vicky - I love your creations. This one is particularly wonderful. I love the shape you created with those cutouts - stunning. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week.

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  19. Jaw dropping-ly gorgeous! These are stunning Vicky. Love the way you've split the images into panels and the background sponging is divine! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

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  20. Great cards Vicky! xxx Thank you for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches. Paula xxx

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  21. Fabulous cards, particularly the first one, which I love! I really like the little line of piercing. Such a simple idea but adds so much.
    The tissue things always happens to me when I'm washing a black load - so frustrating! x x

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  22. Lovely cards - very pretty. The piercing is really effective.

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  23. Awesome cards! The first one is my favorite :) Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketche!

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  24. These are gorgeous Vicky! My fave is defo the first...so much interest! :)
    Lizy xx

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  25. Gorgeous cards, Vicky! So clean and fabulous! I love the way you stamped the leaves on the crumb cake card base. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  26. I hate the tissue in the pockets business especially on a dark wash !!!! Fantastic cards, love how you cut up the images and the the paper piecing is such a lovely touch.

    Marie

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  27. So soft and pretty, Vicky! I just love the shading on your flowers and your layout is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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  28. I can see I'm not the only one who loves these cards, Vicky! Congratulations on the awesome Cut Above honor from PP!!

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