Saturday, 28 February 2015

Get Well Inlaid Diecut

This card owes it existence to something akin to the chicken and the egg debate. Inspiration from The Card Concept, Paper Smooches Sparks and CCEE Stampers Challenge blogs. I've used the PS Sparks February sketch, inlaid diecutting from CCEE Stampers and the colours, textures and multimedia style from The Card Concept inspiration photo.

I've stamped with distress inks and pigment ink. The background is watercoloured with distress inks, with aqua dolce gelato blended with my finger and more distress ink around the edges. I've covered the embossing paste with stickles and splatted some distress paint. I've white washed the wooden vase with distress paint and a white colouring pencil to mimic the white wood in the inspiration photo. The central vase is a homage to the vase I instagrammed a few weeks ago and is coloured with brushed pewter distress spray stain. The third vase is velum, coloured with a Sky Blue ProMarker and I've added seed beads to look like the decorative glass beads that can be added to vases. 
Perspective is a tad skewed with the sliver vase and it appears to be floating a little. My die cutting was a little high and I only noticed it as I  edited the photos, when it was too late to start again. I don't know if I would have started again anyway, as the die cutting was quite intricate and this is a piece of art where the rules of physics don't need to apply!

The Card Concept #29: Get Well Soon  [Photo Inspiration- White wood, Stitching (wool) Colours: Blue, Green, Red, Orange; Style: Multimedia]  [Winner]

Media: Distress inks, pigment inks, gelato, ProMarker [alcohol marker], colouring pencils, distress stains & paints; cardstock, wood veneer & vellum; embossing paste, Stickles, glimmer mist, wink of stella & glass beads.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Chit Chat
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Paper Smooches Crystal Clear 3 dies

Ink: Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive, Ripe Persimmon
Paper: Card, vellum & wood veneer from stash
Colouring: Sky Blue Promarker, White & Green Colouring Pencils, Aqua Dolce gelato, Distress Markers- Firebrick Red, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Salty Ocean, Weathered Wood.
Highlights: Stickles, wink of stella, seed beads, embossing paste, brushed pewter distress stain, picket fence distress paint, glimmer mist 

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.


  1. I love your wonderful inlaid vases with these beautiful blossoms!! An exquisite get well design. Thank you so much for sharing it with the CCEE Stampers and their fans!

  2. Beautiful design, I love the vases. Thank you so much for sharing with is at the Card Concept.

  3. This is gorgeous! Love the vases and your mixed media techniques-thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept:-)

  4. Love these pretty vases and flowers. Thanks for joining us for the CCEE stampers' challenge..

  5. Oh my goodness this is totally beautiful! I love your flower images and the background you've created is stunning. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  6. Long time no see!! LOVE the colours in this. What a beautiful collection of vases, love the added seed beads. Oh wait - I'm meant to be here saying thank you for joining in the Inlaid Die-cuts ;-).


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