Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Today is the start of a new Month over at the Creative Expressions Blog so we have a new challenge however there have been a couple of other changes as well. The Design Team has been split into 2 teams one for Die cutting using Sue Wilson dies for Creative Expressions and one using the Creative Expressions stamp ranges. Before you ask I am in the Die Cutting team as I am sure you all know this is my first love. Its worth popping over to the Blog HERE to see who is in each team and to say Hi to Debbie Stevens who has joined the team, to see her fabulous blog click HERE.
This months challenge is to use the new Lisbon Die along with the matching Floribuna stamp to die for as the main elements. its going to be fun to see what the team has come up with with the same elements! I love working to a strict list of ingredients as I think it helps bring out the creativity in all of us!
I stared today by pulling out a co,lord scheme and what else would i start with but a range of blues. I started by die cutting the smallest three dues in the set form the new Royal Blue foundation card from Creative Expressions. The smallest three have an oval centre a filigree section and an outline die, when cut together they give the brilliant shape that I used in the four corners. I embossed a piece of coconut white card, cut to 18x18cm and placed one die cut in each of the corners.
I mounted this on a square of card, cut to 10x10cm, which I embossed with the same scored lines folder and added a couple the smallest pierced flags die cut in the blue.
I foam mounted this piece in the centre over 2 more pierced flags to balance the design. Finally I stamped the sentiment, form my Daisy Chains stamp set, in cobalt archival ink and cut it with the third die in the Lisbon set. I also shaded the piece whilst in the die using the ska cobalt ink.
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Royal Blue & Coconut white foundation card
CE Clear stamps Daisy Chains by me
CE Scored lines embossing folder.