Monday, 5 December 2016

Crealies Flower Dies used as a Stencilled Background.

Today, I've been invited to be the
Guest Designer on the Crealies Blog.
The main features of the card I'm sharing 
 with you, are the very pretty Flower Dies.
 I've cut the largest flower  with copier paper
and used the negative image, stencilling with 
White Gesso, as a resist, for the background.

Various colours of Memento inks were blended over the top
 of the gesso flowers, giving a 'ghostly look' that I love.
 I added more 'interest' in layers to my card
 with another stencil and ink, Small Circles before
stamping three or four times using the  
Bits and pieces stamps no.53 and no.12 the Stars.

 The main features are the beautiful Die Cut
 Flowers, a set of three, Stansen No. 26.
All layers of the flower were cut using some 
inky, painted, stamped and stencilled old backgrounds,
 on card-stock that was left over from another Art Project.
Crealies also stock Word Dies, 'Thanks' is one of them.
Cut four times and layered, using the white Bazzill.
This Die will be a FIRM favourite
   I love the plain, no fuss or frills font 
and I'm ordering some more! 
Thank you for looking at my project today . 
Eileen xx


  1. the background. you are incredibly talented and inspiring

    1. Thank you ... I just practice a lot! lol

  2. This is really beautiful, you'd never think those flowers in those colours would go on a master-board, but it looks fab xx Zoe xx

  3. Beautiful work as usual Eileen and I love the mix of colours, shapes and textures. x

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Love what you do with distress inks!

    1. Thank you Nan G... on this occasion... it was Memento Inks! lol

  5. Another masterpiece. Fabulous work, Eileen xx

  6. Another masterpiece. Fabulous work, Eileen xx

  7. Another masterpiece. Fabulous work, Eileen xx

    1. Thanks Jeanette.. love to all the little ones ... and you and Neil ! lol

  8. A stunning card Eileen, I love it.

    Sue xx

  9. As always, you have created another stunningly gorgeous card, using the techniques you regularly incorporate onto your works of art, to inspire us to use as well. I really love this card, and thanks to your suggestions of various techniques, especially the use of gesso underneath various layers of ink, the backgrounds of my cards are much more interesting and beautiful. Thank you, Eileen.

    1. Very kind comment ... thank you and I'm pleased you are having fun!

  10. I had wondered how you got the lovely, 'ghostly' look. Thanks for explaining the techniques on this wonderful card.


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