Monday, 11 May 2015

Stampin Up Hawaii Achievers Swap

Hello or should I say Aloha! 

We'll be leaving in a little over an hour, so I just have time to do a quick post on my swaps before I leave. I'm going to schedule the post so it doesn't spoil the surprise for the recipients, But I'm going to be flat out catching up on classes when I get home, so now is a perfect time. 

A sneak peek of the finished card fronts. I love how my colours turned out - they are so bright and summery.

Lots of techniques were needed to achieve the finished card front. I started by using a brayer on A4 size sheets of Whisper White. I love playing with colour and I used combinations of Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight. The other colours came about by overlapping colours.

I stamped the swirls in Cherry Cobbler and the leaf and flower image with Memento Black as I just wanted a hint of the images, then I used Pacific Point for the zig zag stamp. I had to leave all this to dry over night then the embossed Gorgeous Grunge stamps in both Gold and White.

The butterflies are also stamped in Memento then water coloured  with an Aqua Painter and classic inks. This is such a quick technique and I think gives a really gorgeous effect.

Finally here is a selection of the finished card fronts. I'm really hoping the recipients like them.

You can probably see the variations brought about by using the brayer in a random and "modern" way without trying to blend the colours perfectly. I really like the feeling of light that shines through on a lot of these, and put that down to the inclusion of Daffodil Delight ink. 

These are very colourful and remind me of the tropics (and the 80's) 
You can find a list of the items used below and if you'd like further information please feel free to contact me via my Demonstrator Business Web Site

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1 comment:

  1. These swaps are delightful and really topical for the Hawaiian surroundings you will be in. The range of colours and the way they have spread from the use of the brayer is really just like a sunrise/sunset. The butterflies are like the ones you will find there and the gold is the richness in the greenery and the sunshine that is shining everywhere. I love these cards Ann.


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