Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Mother's Day Card {with Eclectica³ Lin Brown Stamps by Sue Carrington}

Hello, it's Sue here sharing my March project, and I've taken the opportunity to make a Mother's Day card. As it's fast approaching it makes a change for me to be a little ahead of myself !

I started this card by sticking a piece of paper from the new Chatsworth papers onto some Smoothy Heavy card. I then gave it a coat of Multi Medium Matt so it would protect the paper from the paint.

I then used the Lin Brown PS004 and PS001 stencils with Snowflake Fresco Finish paint.

I dried the paint and then used Tikka and Autumn Fire Fresco Finish paint and brushed it over the top.

I then die cut some leaves from Smoothy Heavy card using the Eclectica Branch die and blended Hey PestoYellow SubmarineAutumn Fire and Green Olives Fresco Finish paint over it. I then stamped the leaves from the new ELB07 set onto the card.

ELB 07

I used the PS004 stencil again this time for the poppy seed heads. I used a technique that Lin Brown taught in a recent class and used Chocolate Pudding first of all. Then I moved the stencil slightly  and stencilled them again this time with Snowflake. Using Snowflake makes sure that the translucent colours are more vibrant. I then used Hey PestoTikka and Autumn fire, dried the paint in between colours and then replaced the stencil and stamped the text through it using Mini 44. I also stamped the text without an  acrylic block over the rest of the background using Archival Tree Branch.
Mini 44

The flowers are all made using the stamps from the ELB04 set and I've stamped them onto more Smoothy card using a mixture of HaystackTikka and Claret.

ELB 04

 I decided that they looked too white so gave them a wash of watered down Tikka, and liked them much better after that ! I stencilled the words using the PS004 stencil. The eagle eyed among you will have spotted one of the leaves has the word Mum on it! I stamped it with one of those cheap alphabet stamp sets, masked it off with a small piece of Post-it note then stamped the leaf stamp over the top. To finish I added a Petaloo butterfly and brushed the body and antennae with Florentine Treasure Gold.

I hope you've enjoyed tonight's post, see you again soon. 


A huge thank you to Sue from PaperArtsy HQ, this is a stunning card Sue,any Mum that receives this would absolutely love it. You have combined fabulous use of colour, and have shown not only how Lin's products all work so well together; but also how  the Chatsworth papers provide a perfect base. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 9th March 2014.


massofhair said...

BEAUTIFUL card Sue, loving all the Lin Brown stamps and stencils. Gorgeous colours and loving the textures :-) xxx

rachel said...

oh so beautiful - love all the colours and textures - amazing xx

Helen said...

what a beautiful card!! Completely fabulous.

Miriam said...

totally, totally gorgeous....I love the colours, the texture, just everything!

Julie Lee said...

What a wonderful combo this is! I love the way that all Lin's lovely things work so well together with your expert attention to detail and great technique. You have reminded me that I had better make a start on a Mother's Day Card: this is a superb inspiration! Lovely, lovely work! Julie Ann xxx

Kathi said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous.

So many lovely layers of color and pattern.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh wow I love this so warm and vibrant really great card xxx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous colours and textures, great card for a special mother.

butterfly said...

Genius paint-blending as always from Sue - a fabulous card!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful. Gorgeous colours & I love the stencilling over the paper.

Etsuko said...

Beautiful Mother's Day card. Gorgeous textures and colours. I want new Chatsworth papers!!! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Sue! You have made me want to rush into my craft room right now and make one, my mark of an inspirational project! I've been with Mum today and I want to make this for her; she will probably put it on the mantelpiece upside down, bless!

Lucy x

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Sue! LOVE the popped flowers with the flowers in the BG! Super colors, too!

Sid said...

Fab card !

Hazel Agnew said...

Beautiful blending, beautiful colours, beautiful card! X

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning card. I really need to make my mum one like this, she would love it. I have just received my papers and Stencils, they do look awesome even without using them lol :-) Kezzy xxx

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