Sunday 29 November 2015

2015 #22 Winter Wishes {by designer Liz Borer}

2015 Topic 22: Masterboards

Hi there everyone, Liz here to share with you my winter masterboard. I have used paint, stencils and stamps to create a background to use as a base for a piece of Christmas home decor and some cards. In a very ditsy moment I forgot to photo the final masterboard ( please forgive me ) but I will show you a photo to show it after I started cutting it up!

I used an A3 piece of card and painted the whole piece using Sage. Once this was dry I started decorating it with Eggplant. I used a screwed up wet wipe, picked up a little paint , as wiped the paint over the card in a swirling motion. Some places have a very light amount of paint on them and some a lot more. I left some places where the base coat shone through. Using a clean wet wipe I applied some Bora Bora in the same way. Try to keep the placement of the colours random. Again using clean wet wipes I added Honeydew and then Nougat. This added some lighter colours and also a little warmth to the background .

I then used a stencil with words on it to add some random words all over the card. I used Space Cadet .Using a stencil of bare trees and a mix of Space Cadet and Purple Rain l added trees to the left and near the right of the card. I have extended the trees all the way up the card by drying the first area of paint and then moving the stencil so that the tree trunks match up with the top of the first stencilled areas .

Next I mixed Sage and Hyde Park to stencil holly leaves randomly over the whole card. Finally I used the ivy stamps from EEB01 and EEB02 using Archival InkFern Green to stamp the ivy randomly over the card. I also stamped the ivy around the tree trunks.

I wanted to add a little dimension to the masterboard so I stencilled Grunge Paste through a snowflake stencil. Grunge Paste is not a bright white colour so l added some Snowflake paint and a tiny amount of Bora Bora to the paste and mixed it thoroughly before using it. At this point I had a very ditsy moment because I cut out a shape from the masterboard and started stamping on it before photographing it to show the finished masterboard ... Oops! Any way this picture will give you an idea of the finished product!

To create this Winter picture I painted a square frame with Bora Bora before sticking the masterboard to it. I then cut carefully around the frame to remove the excess. Using Black Archival Ink I stamped some trees and the curly garland from JOFY40.

I painted a piece of card to fit the aperture of the frame with a mix of Space Cadet and Purple Rain. I then stamped the same trees onto the frame and insert and embossed them with opaque white embossing powder. The star is from JOFY39 . I stamped the scarecrow snowman also from JOFY39 four times onto white card, painted him and then cut him out. 

I used two images for each scarecrow and decoupled the head and scarf over the main image using dimensional glue. The scarf and hat were painted using Hyde Park and South Pacific. The little birds were made by stamping and embossing in white the bird from ECL02 onto scraps of the masterboard before cutting them out.


Finally I cut up the rest of the masterboard to create four cards using the same two sets of JOFY stamps.

I found that making a masterboard was really inspirational particularly when using it to create items that were different singly but all together were part of a group that fitted together . I hope you enjoyed this winter themed masterboard and I'll be back soon .


Great stenciling effect to create a gorgeous wintery background Liz. The colours also lend themselves nicely and the embossed detailing adds the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for sharing your masterboard creativity with us. ~Gillian

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Helen said...

I love these, Liz - great makes from your masterboard. The tree stencil is great too (needed one of those earlier!) Love the mix of colours.

Lin said...

beautiful cards Liz

Words and Pictures said...

Just love the colours here, and those stencilled birches are beautiful.
Alison x

Kirsten said...

Beautiful projects, Liz, the layers of colours are fab.

Julie Lee said...

Such beautiful cards, Liz. I have that birch stencil and I love it! The colours you chose were so effective. xx

Annie60 said...

Beautiful work Liz , xx

Unknown said...

I agree with Helen, need the tree stencil. I just love the masterboard and the cards, those snowflakes are lovely, going to try that xxx

Sarah B said...

Really love the colours - and the stencils both work so well x

Deborah Wainwright said...

I love these Liz fabulous colours xx

craftimamma said...

Really beautiful wintry masterboard Liz and the decor piece is wonderful! Love the combination of stamps you used as well as the stencils, especially the tree one.

Lesley Xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolutely beautiful. Magical. Lx

Cocofolies said...

Another gorgeous masterboard and set of cards, and I love the atmosphere on these ones! Coco xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Ooh I love this, Liz, makes me want to make master board Christmas cards!

Lucy x