Monday 7 October 2019

2019 #15 Coral: Co-ordinating Coral with EGL {by Miriam Grazier}

2019 Topic 15: Coral

It just goes to show 'more can be more' when it comes to layers! Miriam has added so many stunning layers to her tissue paper to create such a soft dreamy combination of colours. From this she has conjured up 3 pretty projects in this soft, delicate colour scheme with our new designer, Gwen Lafleur's stamps !! What a treat!
~  Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a coordinating card, tag and gift box that I created using one sheet of masterboard.

When I was looking at ideas for my projects, and looking at my drawer full of gorgeous Fresco Acrylic paints, I was drawn to using blues with the coral shades.  I had an idea to create a master-board and knew that the new Gwen Lafleur stamps would be ideal because they are bold and yet very patterned.  My ideas then expanded to creating a card along with a coordinating tag and gift box.

My finished projects don't show just how many layers I added to the master-board.  I think I counted in excess of 15.  This was so easy to do with colours that worked so well together.

I chose to use Tissue Stock as a base as I wanted quite a muted and subtle colour, almost a dreamy effect.

Had I used Smoothy card stock the colours will have 'popped' more. There is something quite satisfying and relaxing about creating a master-board.  I found myself getting lost in layering colours and stamps.

The stamps were so wonderful to use that I just couldn't get enough of them. 

I made a card as my first project, mounting the section of master-board onto coordinating card stock.  I chose to use the large medallion stamp as my focal point and teamed this with a quote from a set of Alison Bomber stamps.  

I love this little box.  It is the perfect size for a piece of jewellery or even a couple of chocolates.  The bold designs from Gwen's stamps really worked well.

I kept the tag simple.  I thought that it could be used as a book mark.  I wanted the stamping to stand out. I really loved how the coral shades stood out among the grey archival ink stamping.

I am hoping that my projects have shown you, not only how wonderful and versatile Coral is, but also that the new stamps from Gwen Lafleur can be used in both background stamping and as focal points.  I had so many more ideas from this - I could layer the medallion more and paper piece it.  

I really hope that I have encouraged you to have a go yourselves.  Creating a master-board is so much fun.  And, even better, I still have some left over to create another card or a couple of ATC's.  

Thanks for joining me this evening.  I hope that you are enjoying the projects for this fortnight.  I was so enthused by how versatile Coral was!  

Happy crafting!

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Helen said...

Gorgeous projects, Miriam

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous project, Miriam ! ❤️

firewoman55 said...

Lovely projects, Miriam, and lovely stamps, Gwen La Fleur (for Paper Artsy)!!! I already bought these stamps!

HolyLise said...

Wow! Love the color combination and all the projects that you made.

craftytrog said...

Beautiful projects Miriam xx

geezercrafter said...

Wonderful projects Miriam, love the colour combinations.

Words and Pictures said...

Amazing layers giving such depth, Miriam, and lovely colours too. Wonderful projects from your glorious masterboard.
Alison x

Caty said...

Wonderful all these Artworks !! Love the card!
I wish you a very nice day, big hugs,

Jennie Atkinson said...

One fabulous masterboard Miriam and then all those wonderful projects. Such a lovely mix of colours. Really love what you have created x

A Pink said...

Fabulous projects ! Miriam . Love your coral influenced colour palette and how you have used Gwen's stamps . I have to agree I too love creating master boards - such fun while creativity but the 'cutting into' sometimes gives me the jitters , lol . Tfs x

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects Miriam and the colours are really WOW! x

Lucy said...

These are absokutely gorgeous, Miriam! Lovely soft colour palette, beautifully showcasing the new designer,

Lucy x

Gwen Lafleur said...

These are fabulous! I love a good masterboard and yours turned out great. The corals shades are all beautiful, and I love how you mixed and layered the stamps in so many different ways. Beautiful!