Wednesday, April 20, 2011

LOC Garden Love and Wild Flower

It is fast approaching time for another Card Design Class at Scrap n Stuff - my local Craft Store.  I am even more inspired as it Scrap n Stuff is now officially the first Store in Australia to carry Layers of Color and it is a privilege for me to be teaching classes with this fabulous product.

I teach two cards per night - and the first one is using the Garden Wall cling art stamp - it is illustrated by the artist and owner of Layers of Color Laura Kirste Campbell and coordinates with the Spellbinders Labels 14 - and what a great look! 

I have lightly coloured the image with SU Chalks using a Blender Pen and popped it up onto the Spellbinders Labels 17 with foam tape.  These Die Cuts have been cut with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur - it is so easy to get a crisp edge and one of the things I hear most is how everyone is so impressed with the depth of the embossing - it was the first thing I noticed!

The corners of the Labels 17 have been stamped with the Layers of Color Merci Bouquet art stamp set - all of the sets care created to be used together - it makes creating such an easy process. 

All edges have been inked around using the Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Walnut Stain and the pink DP has been embossed with a                       embossing folder.

The sentiment is from the Layers of Color Sent With Love art stamp set and has been cut out with a SU Circle Punch and popped up onto a larger circle with foam tape.  Nice and easy

The second card has been created using the fun Wild Grass Frame - I have stamped it with Tsukineko Versafine in Spanish Moss (delish colour)

The flower is from the Layers of Color Nature Walk art stamp set, I have cut it out and inked the edges, dragging the colour onto the leaves slightly.

This has been layered onto a large white Kaiser flower that has been sponged around the edges and popped up onto a smaller size Spellbinders Labels 14 Nestibilitie.  One of the things that I love to tell people is that the beauty of Nestbilities is that it is like having 5-6 punches in one and for a lot less cost!

The lower edge of the card stock has been stencilled using the Layers of Color Belle Brocade art stencil and Tsukineko Versafine - such a lovely combination to use.

and finishing with some gorgeous shimmery lace I found at a local Thrift Store along with some pearls.

These cards are for the following Challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge - Pearls - both cards
Ladybugs Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Anything Goes - both cards
Tip Top Tuesday - Open Challenge - both cards
Try it On Tuesday - Something Upcycled in Your Project - Card 1 (white backing is recycled Christmas card)
Crazy Challenge - Friendship - card 1
Critter Challenge - Use Two Different Punches and/or Dies - card 1
Cupcake Craft - Lots of Layers - card 1
There She Goes - Monochromatic - card 2
Woodware USA - Dies/Punches - Both Cards
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Inspirational Photo - card 1

Before I go I want to invite you to come join the Layers of Color designers in celebrating a special Easter Faith Art Friday here on Layers of Color blog!

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company

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  1. Really lovely Linda. I like how you use bits and pieces that are recycled to build your design theme.

  2. Amazing work such fabulous details you truly are an inspiration.!


  3. Both of these are gorgeous Linda. Love that wild grass frame.

  4. 2 Gorgeous cards - i loev the top one with the layers and pretty flowers
    Thanks for joining us at LCI
    Lisa x

  5. Wow Linda! Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!! I love both of them. What a gorgeous way to use the Wild Grass Frame! And that is great how Merci Bouquet matches so well with the Garden Wall Frame too. Love it! Love all the layers, texture, distressing...wonderful depth and visual interest...truly lovely.

  6. Gorgeous cards, Linda! I love the images of your first card and the beautiful colours! Great layout too! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  7. These are both beautiful, Linda.

  8. Two beautiful cards. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  9. Both are gorgeous, Linda! I really love the first one though. The shape and layers are yummy! Good luck with this class.

  10. I love the combination of the two Nesties!! Brilliant and beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week for the Woodware USA challenge!

  11. Oh yummy - these two cards are classic Linda style!! So beautiful, especially with our favourite stamps - I am using my LOC more and more - just wish I could afford the lot!!

  12. Beautiful, love it all!! I'm so happy they are making stamps to match the nesties, love them all!

  13. Gorgeous cards Linda, I think the first one is my favourite. Thanks for joining in with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  14. Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  15. Linda, my sweet friend, both of your cards are absolutely STUNNING to say the least! It never ceases to amaze me what you do with those chalks...your images are always colored to perfection! Hope all is well! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  16. These are both so pretty, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  17. It is so beautiful. I love the "clean" look.

  18. Both are lovely but I simply love the soft effect chaulk gives and that stamp is delightful!
    Blessings Bernie

  19. Wow Linda...LOVE what you did the Merci Bouquet!! The layers of dies is perfect and may have to CASE this...it screams create one!! Your second card is equally inspiring and love the flower in the center with the prima and stamped one. Love stopping at your blog...

  20. Wow such gorgeous detail on these cards! They are beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at WoodwreUSA!

  21. These are gorgeous! I LOVE the way you have layered the flower on the nestie - fantastic effect!

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Open Challenge' :)

    Carol x

  22. Beautiful cards. Love the layers. Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

  23. oh these are just gorgeous! thank you so much for joining us at PCC!

    hugs :)


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