My first card is influenced by the Dutch Delftware - the distinguished blue on white pottery renowned for its simple elegance. I started by scoring a piece of Archers Natural White Cold Press 300gsm Watercolour paper into equal rectangles before stamping the flower heads with Paris Dusk Memento Ink. With a fine brush and a little water and a hint of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I pushed the colours into the flowers, taking care not to blur the outlines. I inked the edges of each tile with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and drew a line through the score lines with a Uniball White Gel Pen for a grouted finish.
I stamped the sentiment with Memento Paris Dusk and finished the card with 3 tiny pale blue bling.
Here's another fun way to incorporate tiles into your card project. This time I'm using bright bold mosaic inspired background to showcase the Awesome Orchid stamp. I started by colouring a piece of Canson Coldpress 300gsm Watercolour paper with Gelatos and cutting in up into quarter inch squares. Then I put them back together on a piece of white card stock, with a little gap between each piece for that tiled effect. I coloured the orchid with Graph'It Markers, fussy cut and adhered it on the finished background with some foam tape. With a little Glossy Accent on each tile we get the perfect finish for these tiles.
This time I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of vellum with Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and adhered it to the card with tiny dots of Glossy Accent.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and for the emails and sweet comments about Rosie. She is hanging in there and is able to go about her business, albeit very slowly. She spends most of her time in her cot which we bought for André over 14 years ago. When Rosie came along the following year, she slept in that cot until she decided she was a big girl and claimed her spot on the sofa. Now she's back in the same cot. The circle of life. Every day, every hour with Rosie is more precious than the last.
|Rosie - 14 April 2015|