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Monday Mash Up – Colour, Cut and Layer

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 of watercolour card stock.

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I then set to work with the 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 watercolour pencils and a 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 some nesting 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 self adhesive 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 with some self adhesive vinyl.

I then transferred this onto the centre panel with 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 thoughts on “Monday Mash Up – Colour, Cut and Layer

  1. 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! :-)


  2. 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


  3. 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.


  4. 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


  5. 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


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


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


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


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


  10. 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


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