Monday 6 May 2019

2019 #7: Turquoise & Orange & Pink with EKD [By Corrie Herriman}

2019 Topic 7: Turquoise

Corrie is with us today creating a type of project she doesn't always do and with her favourite colours too. With lots of stencilling and Copic colouring, she's ended up with quadruple the amount of gorgeousness!

Hi everyone, it's Corrie here with you today, and I'd like to share my project that I made for the Turquoise topic with you.

I made 4 cards this time. I love turquoise; it is one of my favourite colours, add pink and orange and I am in heaven. So that is what I did; I combined all my favourite colours together.

I really enjoyed making these cards. I don't often make cards but usually enjoy the process when I do. Basically they are just small Art Journal pages or they could be! The most important thing is that you enjoy what you do.

I decided that I wanted to use my Gel press plate to make the backgrounds. I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in the colours Snowflake, Turquoise and Mermaid. For the card panels I used PaperArtsy card Smoothy Heavyweight.


This was the first layer of paints for which I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Snowflake and Mermaid.

For the third and final layer I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic in Turquoise and a stencil by Kim Dellow PS034.

The next step was to add more interest with stamps. I used two PaperArtsy stamp sets: EKD05 and EKD06 both designed by Kim Dellow. I used different colours ink but also different types of ink. Sometimes, when you don't have all the colours, you will have to improvise. I used Distress Oxide Inks for the pink {Pink Raspberry}, orange {Carved Pumpkin} and turquoise {Peacock Feathers} stamping. For black I used Versafine ink {Onyx Black}.

Here I am deciding which stamp I want on which card as a focal image. I looked at how much white space there was and where I stamped. Basically I looked for the placement that was most pleasing to the eye.

After stamping the images on white card stock I coloured them with my Copic Markers, choosing pinks and oranges, which I think go so very well with turquoise.

I also stamped the focals on the cards. I then cut out the flowers, leaves and butterfly and started putting the cards together. I decided to add some more stamping in the backgrounds too. I used another image from Kim's sets and used a gray Stazon ink Dove Gray because that was the gray I wanted. For the stems I just coloured some strips of paper with black stripes and cut them out.

All card panels were adhered onto a white card base. I decided to just add some words from a Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker book but you could easily turn these cards into birthday cards or thank you cards or something.

I think they turned out really nice. I love the pink and orange with the turquoise. Another colour that goes really well with turquoise is brown but I wasn't in the mood for Vintage today !

It is strangely satisfying to do something that you normally don't do very much. So why not try yourself. Do an art journal spread if you don't do that very often, or if you are a card maker try making some ATC's or tags. The outcome can be surprisingly nice! I just combined a lot of favourite things into one project and that way it becomes very enjoyable!


Thank you so much for stopping by my post today ! I hope you'll come round and stop by my other locations too:


Miriam said...

Stunning project Corrie. Love it!

Helen said...

great cards, Corrie. I love the bright pop of the colours on your focal points.

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Corrie xx

Etsuko said...

Brilliant cards Corrie, lovely work with Kim's fabulous stamps and stencils.

Christine Alexander said...

so much amazing inspiration Corrie :)

Susan Battensby said...

Beautiful cards, stunning colours.

Brigitte said...

Wonderful cards.

A Pink said...

Fantastic cards, Corrie . Love the colour combo and the how you've used the products you worked with . x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely stunning! X

Mac Mable said...

Vibrant and fun and love the designs, colours and layouts....fabulous inspiration, thank you x.