Sunday, 7 July 2013

Gorgeous Grunge & Silhouette Cameo

Hello Friends,

I was going to go off to the craft show at Newbury Race course today, but instead I decided to stay home and craft with what I have.  Lately, I've been looking and buying more, than actually crafting so I set about changing that this morning.  Here are a couple of cards I made....



As you will see, these two cards are two completely different styles, but actually I made the two of them with just one cut file from my Silhouette Cameo!  

Making the two cards at the same time gave me plenty of drying time, which was needed for the second card. The inspiration for the second card came from this blog post, which I came across this morning!

I do have some Distress Inks, but they are stashed away and as I'm a nervous crafter I decided to use my old Stampin' Up pastels to colour the background, which can easily be rubbed away, as if like magic.  I also  have some of Rangers Glue and Seal, but as my Mod Podge was closer to hand so I used that to stick my flowers, before I applied the Gesso.

I used some of my original Stampin' Up markers to add colour to the flowers, Almost Amethyst for the flower heads and Sage Shadow for the leaves and stalks, but then I had to highlight them with Always Artichoke!

You can see on the background of both cards I stamped images from the Stampin' Up set called Gorgeous Grunge.  I used Always Artichoke for the first card and for the second I used Versa Mark and dabbed over Lovely Lilac pastel!

I hope you like me cards, let me know what you think and which you like the best.

Have a great afternoon, I'm off to watch the tennis!

Carole
x


3 comments:

Peg Coombes said...

Gorgeous! I like the first one best xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Carole. Jo

Maria said...

I love all your new cards, Carole, and I especially love the 2nd card here, just beautiful! xx