Tuesday 29 December 2015

Workshop Layered Cards 2 and MIA

Welcome to Bumblebees and Butterflies and thank you for stopping by today. It has been such a busy festive season at home with preparations, visits to family and friends and a wonderful family gathering that I have not had any time to make and blog so I am sharing some cards I designed for a recent workshop at the Art of Craft in Farnborough. I have three versions using a Vintasia die that provides fabulous layers and using some foam pads created great dimension too.

This first card was my original sample made from a paper pad called Tres Chic and quite shabby in colours and patterns.

With some paper distressing, inking edges and layering up you can create what I would call a shabby vintage design.

For the next samples I wanted to show the class that you can use the same design and with a couple of tweaks in layout, colours, patterns and embellishments the effect can be quite different.

On this one I also painted some of the edges with gesso which helped to create a more shabby chic look.

For the last one I wanted to show how the effects could be more vintage in style ...

..... so I stuck to mostly neutrals - browns and creams and just added a little vintage orange in the flowers.

I shall be back Friday with some new year designs for both A Vintage Journey and Country View Crafts so I must leave you and get on with getting them done.

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and festive season with time to share with friends and family and maybe even some crafty time too.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxxx