Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Serena finding some Colour

Good evening to you on this very wet evening. I must admit I don't mind seeing some rain as it was all a little bit too hot for me over last couple of weeks. I am sharing a card I made over the weekend with the lovely Serena from Donna Gray. Just a little bit of play time on a lovely Sunday afternoon.

Here's what I used... White card...PaperArtsy Smooth White Card Stock.
That's Crafty stamp set...Serena from the Serenity Collection by Donna Gray.
Visible Image stamp...Black and White World.
Rubber Dance stamp set...Textured Flowers by Susanne Rose.
Stencil...The Crafter's Workshop Mini Microbial.
Distress Inks...Abandoned Coral and Weathered Wood.
Versafine Ink Pad...Onyx Black.
Archival Ink Pad...Watering Can.
Polychromo pencils.
Posca Pen...White.
Enamel Accents...Ranger Classic Cherry.
DecoArt...Liquid Glass.
Blending Tool.
Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.

Here's what I did...

I began with a piece of smooth white card measuring 7x7inchs. I used a stamping press to stamp Serena onto the cardstock. I then stamped her onto a piece of masking tape and cut it out. I placed my mask over Serena and then stamped her twice more onto my card stock a little higher than the main image. I coloured my images with the pencils, working on the build of colour until I was happy with the look. I took my stencil and blended through with the weathered wood distress ink randomly over the card making sure I didn't go over the images. I then used the same stencil with the abandoned coral at the bottom of my main image. I wanted my wording separated as I often do so I masked off the bottom line before inking up with the black versafine and stamped it, then doing the same again having masked off the top wording before stamping my next line further across the page. I then used the tiny little flower from the textured flowers stamp plate to stamp randomly over the card. I used the watering can ink pad as I wanted them to have a softer look. I coloured two of the bottom flowers with pencils. It was at this point I decided I wanted a shadow on my black and white world so used a grey colour pencil to do this. I used the white posca pen to add some highlights to Serena's face, a dot of enamel accents on each ear to add some earings and then took the liquid glass and covered the heart on the main image.

I then mounted my card onto black card before mounting onto the a matching piece of red card. I then mounted on to my white card base.

I hope you like it and thank you for dropping by. I do hope you will all join me back here tomorrow around 11am as it's my usual Wednesday slot over on the blog at That's Crafty. I will have a sneaky little peak of my MDF Upright Tag. Hope to see you then.

 Much love, Bev. xxx


  1. A very creative card Bev. Such a clever idea and Serena looks gorgeous in colour as well as the neutral colours.
    Fliss xx

    1. Thank you Fliss, much appreciated. x

  2. Oh my this is so beautiful Bev, I love how you've used Serena and your colouring is superb, you clever lady you :)
    Donna xx

    1. Thank you so much Donna. I'm so glad you like it. Hugs back. x

  3. Fabulous use of Serena and one of my favourite quotes. Great card Bev
    Amanda x


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