Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Find beauty in the simple things - card

Hello everyone,

For this week's AALL & Create project I have made a card. It has turned out a little grungy but I like grungy ! lol I hope you do too.

Here's how:

First I used this stencil with modelling paste on water colour paper. After it dried I put on a layer of clear gesso. No reason other than just trying out how this would work. 

Next I used a mixture of Lindy's Stamp gang spray and PaperArtsy Infusions to add colour. I kept adding more, drying between every layer, until I was happy. Also found that the gesso works great as it gives the chance to work the colours for longer. 

Next I stamped the background.

Because the background was so busy already I thought I'd keep the main image white-ish by stamping it onto book pages. To give it a little more interest I stamped the solid petals again with a mix of pink and red inks to get the same colour approx as the background. I then cut everything out. 

Before adding the main image and the sentiment I splattered some white on the panel with a paint pen and used a brayer and white paint to give it some more interest and texture. I then glued the flower in place and placed the sentiment. Lastly I went around the flower with black watercolour to make it stand out more. 

This is the finished card. I used a blank card and glued the panel on it. 

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

#366 - Roundly by Autour de Mwa
#372 - Textural Elements by Olga Heldwein
#370 - The great outdoors by Tracy Evans
#39 - Lotza Dotz by Autour de Mwa

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Thank you for stopping by today ! 


  1. OMG, this card catches my eye! The colour looks gorgeous as the whole background. Well done! Good that you made disappear the little stars a bit as they would not fit this good to the final result. Thanks for letting us know how you made the card.

  2. Love this card, Corrie. Maybe, especially, its color!

  3. I really like how those Infusions work on the gesso, Corrie - it seems to intensify the colour (or that may be the repeated use of them as well). Wonderful results, regardless.