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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Sweet Poppy

Good evening Lovelies! Wow it's been a scorcher today :) love the warm sunny weather! Well we had a 7 mile bike ride yesterday and 8 mile today! Phew! It was fab though, I'm trying very hard to get fitter and hopefully lose a bit of lard too!

Tonight I'm sharing with you my first 2 cards I've made as part of Sweet Poppy Stencils design team! The lovely Lucy Ellis invited me to join the team and of course I was very excited to accept.

My first card I used the Stencil to ink through first, then once it was heat dried I placed the stencil back over the red design, I use a magnetic sheet under the card, it anchors the stencil down better, I masked off all the part of card I didn't want marked, then using the translucent texture paste with the special spreader tool I scraped the paste over, removed the tape carefully, being sure to leave the top strip in place, as to create a "hinge" then I covered with clear glass Micro beads over the wet paste and left in a safe place to dry over night, so tempting to touch it! Lol

My second card I have used Pan Pastels with a sun mask to create the background, I dusted over the sun with a gold metallic PP to give a lovely shimmer. The stamps are from Dylusions which was stamped with Versafine and I coloured parts in with white pen to give some dimension, then using the same method as the first one I used Black Glossy Texture Paste through the stencil, I didn't use any micro beads for this one, the little bats are dies

I hope you like my cards, please pop along to Sweet Poppy Stencils here for all your stencilling materials.

Have a great evening and thank you for visiting xx Zoe xx



Rachel said...

wow, they look absolutely amazing! im scared of stencils! LOL

Cumbrianlass said...

Two amazing cards as always Zoe,
the second one looks like canvas.
Janet xxx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Wow these are both brilliant Zoe. I love the shape and simplicity of the fits card and the second one is so different for you I love it!!!
The backing blending is perfect as always.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Avril Ann said...

Congratulations, Zoe, well deserved, fabulous makes hun, big hugs xxx

Clare said...

These are lovely Zoe, congratulations on your new adventure. I've never tried the microbeads before, I love the effect it has created. X x x

Pauline Butcher said...

Fabulous work, as always Zoe, I love the scene with the witch, genius. Hugs P xxxx

Donna said...

Great cards Zoe :) Love the first one in particular xx

Lazy Sunday said...

both are brilliant ......... I feel a need to visit the shop xx

Barbara (C) said...

Love this little Maple Leaf Stencil. Great for small card. Am waiting for my "Geese " to dry! x

Bernie Simmons said...

2 Brilliant cards Zoe love them both, xx I really need to pluck up the courage to try the micro bead technique xx yours looks fab xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Two fab cards xx Jan

Barbara said...

Both cards are absolutely them!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Your round card is very elegant and beautifully coloured Zoe, I love maple leaves! xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations Zoe, two stunning creations.
Linda xxx