Monday Mash Up – Colour, Cut and Layer

May 5, 2014 — 36 Comments

This week’s Monday Mash Up really is a blending of various things.

The result though is quite ‘clean’ and classic.

The first thing that I did for this one was to create a circular design using my Inkadinkado Stamping Gear.

Fairly simple you may say however I did go through about ten trials before choosing the very first one that I did.

I had already got in mind that I wanted to do something with watercolours so I stamped the design out onto a sheet from my Goldline Watercolour Studio Pad.

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I then set to work with the Reeves Watercolour Paints and a 00 size paintbrush, colouring in the flowers in different colours.

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After this had dried, I added shading with some WHSmiths Watercolour pencils and a Derwent Pencil Blender.

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mmmm, look at the pretty pencils all lined up in their tin and smelling all gorgeous … *happy sigh*

Anyway, here’s the design with a little pencils shading.

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(Here’s a closer look)

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I then layered this up onto some purple and green cardstock. Mostly because I am trying to break away from just matting and layering with black, but also because these colours complimented the design.

Hit a snag at this point as I couldn’t decide between a scalloped centre panel or a circular one. I cut both using my Spellbinders dies to test the look. See what you think…

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or this

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Ok, ok, there’s probably not much between them, but as the sides of the card were straight, I went with the straight edged circle.

(oh, you may have noticed that I also added some Anita’s Gems too – well spotted! In fact I also made the colours of these move forward one, i.e. the red went onto the yellow and the yellow onto the blue etc – thought that this would stop each flower looking samey and also to bring the colours through each other).

Anyway, waffle, waffle, waffle. Moving on…

I created the sentiment in Brother Scan N Cut Canvas using one of the pre-installed fonts and cut it out on the Brother Scan N Cut from Create and Craft peel off vinyl. I then transfered this onto the centre panel with magic transfer tape and popped it all onto the card with some Pinflair Glue Gel.

Et Voila!

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And this my friends brings this post to a close.

Here is the finished card.

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I say card, it’s actually just the topper. I did have in mind to mount this onto something, like a box, but ran out of time to make it before I had to get this post all done.

I’m sure that you can imagine a box though, right?

Well, it’s been fun but I must dash as I have a numb bum and there is a jam and cream scone waiting for me in the kitchen.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to use the comments box below.

To all of my special friends out there in the blogiverse – take care and see you next time!

J :)

36 responses to Monday Mash Up – Colour, Cut and Layer


    Love this!! Would you share stamp you used for the flower design?



    Lovely Card John, not sure whether I prefer the straight or scalloped border as they both go so well. I’m very impressed with the colour pencil shading it looks really professional so well done you.

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    Wendy Thorburn May 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Really nice, very classy! I liked the straight edges too!Wx



    Great card, simple and bright and there is nothing wrong with scone ,jam and cream for breakfast….all food groups covered!



    Pretty card John, but I had to laugh at your last comment – if you keep eating the jam and cream scones, you will have enough padding that your bum won’t get numb. Ask me how I know this!



    Oh John this is such a pretty card and the addition of the gems was an inspired idea. It gives it that extra something which brings the whole thing together like a well rehearsed choir. I’d be thrilled to bits and pieces to receive it through the post – as I’m sure your intended recipient will be.

    Thank you for your lovely posts. I visit often and read lots but never comment as I can never think of anything different than everyone else has already said. (I think there’s also a bit of shyness there too).



    Hello John

    What a lovely card. I prefer the straight edge.

    Mmmmm jam and cream scone! Nice!




    Fabulous mash up! Love all the white space and beautifully coloured flowers. Do enjoy playing with my stamping gear and stamps also. Off to do something now! :-)



    love the design and prefer the plain circle, have yet to experiment with my inkadinkado but have the pints, watercolour pad and pencils, hope I have one of those pretty stamps xx



    that’s really very pretty!! A good reason to use my inkadinkado stuff I never think to use!!!


    Beverley Potter May 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    What a lovely card. I first thought the scolloped edged circles for the center, but after seeing the finnished item the straight edge finnished it off beautifully. Who ever receives this will be a happy person.



    I really like this card. Beautiful colours and very elegant. Thank you for sharing.



    John, it’s just so beautiful. I love the little flowers and although I first thought the scalloped edge would be cool, I think you were right to end up with the ‘straight’ edged circles :). I really do need to try and save up to get the stamping gear sometime soon as you can do so much with it can’t you :)
    Bejay x



    Love it – bright, but clean and simple – my type of card. Thanks for the inspiration.


    Christine in Bulgaria. May 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    As always your work and ideas are A1. Lovely card.



    Hope your blog was scheduled John, a jam and cream scone for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do. Oh and lovely card by the way. SueL x



    Its a really pretty card John. Would be good for so many occasions.
    Enjoy Bank Holdiday everyone.
    Love Val in Spain x



    Interesting to see “ordinary” stamps being used on your stamping wheel but this looks quite a big card. Nice result though.



    Love it would like to do this for my daughter who loves pink purples , and would do a central scallop to denote a flower,



    A gorgeous clean crisp card John, you are so clever
    Love and Light


    Lynne Millson May 5, 2014 at 11:11 am

    John what a lovely card, clean and crisp and simple, I really love the idea



    Lovely card – glad you went with the round edge as it suits it much better,



    Fantastic card John. I love the bright colours used. They’ve brightened my day!
    All the very best.



    Love it!! Glad to see you used it in the end. Given me some ideas, thank you!



    Love jam and cream scones. A fitting reward for your beautiful work



    I love the brightness of the colours on this John.



    Hi John, this is beautiful & thanks for sharing, just hopr the scone had cornish cream ,!!



    clean and simple, love it, thanks for all your interesting posts



    Like this John, end result is clean and simple. The steps you take to achieve this though have obviously taken time.



    This is absolutely beautiful John and love the elegant and classic look to the design.
    I also want to thank you for pinning all my Stamping Gear makes to your Pinterest board which gave me such a lovely surprise and made my week.
    Fliss x



    beautiful card John. As always your work is lovely. Have a lovely Bank Holiday. Thank you for sharing.



    What a lovely card, love the colours and design. Love a good waffle by the way! lol x


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