Saturday 18 July 2020

Craft Artist Autumn Pigment Petals

     This card is another of the samples made for John Next Door and his new Craft Artist Pigment Petal ink pads. I love using the media plates and these inks work well on them.
      Using the Autumn set of inks I inked up the media plate with a graduating colour change, then with a hard brayer smoothed it out across the plate. This was then stamped on to white card, it was paler than I wanted so I inked the plate again, brayered and stamped a second time.
      Using a stencil and the gorgeous new blending brushes, I inked the media plate through the stencil. Then with stencil removed I stamped the card again, this gave me a subtle pattern across my background. I didn't think that I needed any more brushes, sponges or pads for blending but these brushes are so very soft and this is what makes them a real must for stencils, I'm hooked.
      With all the work on the media plate finished I moved on to stamping a single flower, from an old Woodware set, in brown. I didn't add a greeting as I did't think it needed it.
      I added a dark brown mat layer to the image panel and started to look for a suitable coloured layer, nothing in the stash stood out so it was on to making one. Using some basic white card I cut the right size layer and then used the inks and a synthetic sponge to colour it. This is a better way to work really as it gives you a perfect colour match to your image.
      With all the layers added it was then onto a white card blank. To add that little point of interest, I die cut one of John's butterflies in the same brown card as the surround and stuck it near the edge of the oval.
      There is always a need for a few simple, blank cards in your stash and this is a great way to make them while experimenting with media plate techniques.

Materials List    Available from your local craft shop
CAT053 - Craft Artist Pigment Petal - Autumn
CAT013 - Craft Artist Blending Brushes 
JLGP004 - Media Plate set of 4
JNDAD008 - Small Butterflies
S57262 3D PVA Glue by Stix2

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Colouring Goes
As You Like It - Summer or Autumn  Autumn for the gorgeous colours
Inkspirational - Painting or Colouring
Allsorts - Flowers All Over


  1. Hi this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh Rocky this is just FABULOUS! I love it!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  3. So very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts "Flowers All Over" challenge!

  4. This is just beautiful! I love the blended colors and sweet design. Thanks for linking up to the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. Best of luck to you!

  5. Hi Rocky

    What a fabulous card .. .. I love all the blending and detail you have added. Your single flower is the perfect finishing touch.

    Thank you for sharing with the AYLI Challenge.

    Love Jules xx
    Guest DT at AYLI for July

  6. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  7. Absolutely beautiful! A beautiful canvas for your flower and butterfly! Thank you for joining the Inkspirational gallery!

  8. Very nice! I love the subtle pattern in the background and the gorgeous colors. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  9. Thank you so much for joining in with the AYLI challenge. Your make is perfect for the seasonal theme. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x


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