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Sunday, 23 July 2017

International Art and Soul Challenge 13

Our challenge at International Art and Soul for this fortnight is to use dies. Now, I don't know about you, but the number of projects I complete without using dies is small compared to the total, so as it stands, this wasn't much of a challenge. So, I decided to use dies in a way I don't normally, and this is what I came up with.

The image is from a rubber stamp I've had for many years, and I coloured the image with Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I cut the image and mats with dies, and in the case of the mats, I added stitching after using my Tonic Sew Pretty layering dies to cut the holes. So far so normal. For the background, I used a fairly pale paper from Papermania, but I jazzed it up with some die cut flowers. The smaller flowers use a Crafter's Companion die, and the larger ones used a Sizzix stamp and die set. I coloured these flowers with Promarkers, and finished both sorts of flowers with stick dots from Craft Creations.

I hope you can join us this time.

3 comments:

Hazel said...

It's beautiful. Love the subtle flowers on the image and then the vibrant ones on the backing paper. Hazel x

Planetsusie said...

This is so pretty Josephine, I haven't seen that image before and it really is beautiful. I really must practice my colouring with pencils! Gorgeous card and gorgeous creation too!!! Hugs Sue Pxxx

Mimi said...

I feel as if I have been sent back to the 60's :) :) :) loving the way you have matched the dies to go with the stained glass window image and the contrast of the green works wonderfully with the orange them. Totally awesome :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxx

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