Saturday, 25 February 2017
I promised a view of the background today so I thought I should do that The last flower in this release is the Honeysuckle which I will share with you tomorrow!
This first card is simply the background stamped in lilac archival ink with lilc]ac ribbon and one of the matching circle sentiments cut to match.
Next is the Knotted Woodgrain a really useful stamp again in A6 rubber, here simply stamped in sepia archival ink and again balanced with one of the circle sentiments.
Finally there is the horticultural script this is a script stamp with a difference as I have used a text about the language of flowers however I have hand distressed this so it makes the perfect distressed background.
Here it is used on one of the cards from earlier in the week for the daisy it gives a distressed look without the hassle of distressing it!
Friday, 24 February 2017
No collection of flowers would be complete without a traditional english rose or Tea rose, there are different meanings for this which allowed me to have this standard rose in addition to the vintage rose I shared on Monday.
To me at least this is the Classic Red rose meaning of true Love. There are lots of histrorical meanings for the Red rose from Lust to Love but I fell it really is everlasting and true romance!
I coloured this using Graphmaster alcohol pens in 10, 15, 11 and orange 22 cover the top to give the shine!
Here is the clear set that contains more detail and again the examining for the flower and a card made using it!
Finally again the standard Rose in A6 rubber jungle stamp, perfect for colouring!
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Today's flower and meanings is the Lily, this image was drawn form a vase of Lilies I had on my mantelpiece I loved the intricate lines of the flowers in the vase and so decided to draw them, this was the first drawing I made for this collection.
This card is a little different with the black and white stamped image overlaid with panels stamped to match and coloured a little different but I love it.
The next card is a little more normal and uses some of the flourishes form the matching Lilly set. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils pulling the colours out using a water brush. I followed this side colouring the border strip which is stamped form the clear set in the same manner and using colour cloud in soft cerise and lemon meringue on the background ( made using another of the backgrounds I will share on Saturday)
here is the lily clear set followed by the A6 rubber stamp of the single spray.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
It wouldn't be one of my collections without a daisy but as the theme of this collection was the Language of Flowers and I wanted a hand drawn encyclopaedic look I went for the more traditional and detail Michaelmas daisy for this set.
I again hand drew the main daisy image then translated this into a clear set as well as using this image on a couple of the backgrounds ( which I will share on saturday) as well as the circle sentiments shown in this card.
There is, as before a clear set to match which is shown here. In this set are the sentiments and maeanings of the day along with some different drawings of the daisy from the top as well as the side. I have also included mirror image corners which stamps beautifully onto white in black making a detailed card that its easy too make. as shown here.
Finally the main daisy image again as an A6 rubber stamps cut and ready mounted.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Thank you all for the kind and encouraging words about the first release form my Spring 2017 collection the language of flowers. Today is the second flower from the collection the Peony. Again there is a single flower along with a complimentary clear stamp set wit the flower meanings, frames smaller flowers and poems.
Ive chosen a simple cadd too highlight the handdrawn peony image clouded here in Violet shades of Graphmaster alcohol pens and complimented by mats and layers and thin satin ribbon.
The sentiment on this card comes form the clear stamp set that matches on each set I have drawn a dictionary definition of each flower which I just love as it gives the opportunity to make a piece that looks like an old natural history drawing.
Peonies Have many different meanings in different countries and cultures form Wealth and Nobility to the traditional British meaning of Longevity and Happy marriage as well as purity and grace.
Here is the clear set with the definition, peony meanings and the opulent frame made of peonies!
Finally the single A6 sized Peony. These stamps are all taken from hand sketched flowers I drew for the shows on Hochanda I will be sharing the original drawings to show how the process anion designing stamps starts!
Monday, 20 February 2017
Today is the first day of the launch of my new for 2017 range the language of flowers. This range is designed around d the victorian language ion flowers where different flowers and colours have different meanings. I thought I would start today with the Vintage Rose I hand drew 6 flowers which I then converted into an A6 rubber stamp of the flower alone and an A5 clear stamp set with a selection of frames and flowers that match along with the appropriate sentiments that match the meanings of the flowers and the different colours.
This card shows the new stand alone vintage rose with the new Knotted wood A6 background and the definition of Vintage form the clear stamps set.
The next card shows the vintage rose corners that come form the clear set along with one of the sentiments / sayings form this set.
This card uses the corners stamped and coloured with Graphmaster alcohol markers and cut with the Noble Double pierced background rectangles
Another Flower and clear set tomorrow.
Sunday, 19 February 2017
as I mentioned on Friday I have moved the Vintage card to today due to the shows last week. this will continue next week as from Tomorrow I will be revealing my new collection for 2017 The Language of Flowers which launches at the Trade show at the NEC today.
Back to today and I decided to use the New York collection today in this card of Sky Blue, Duck egg and white.
I stared by cutting the largest die in the Union Square die from the New York collection in duck egg. I layers this with bright white and added it to a panel I had made using a mask and frosty dawn sparkle texture paste. I cut the next die in the set in bright white and rotated this on top.
Next I cut the next die in the set in sky blue and added this with the final die in the set cut and embossed in bright white foundation card. I added this again rotated in the centre.
I cut the complete petals form the Peony dies in duck egg and cut the open petals in white adding them together as shown.
I added these around the central element on a bed off the lace edged leaves. I added pearls in the centres of the flowers and a spray of stick pins to highlight the detail.
Dies - New York Union Square
Peony open petals
Peony complete petals
lace edged leaves
All from Sue Wilson
card - Foundation card in Duck Egg, Sky Blue & Bright White.
\Back tomorrow for the launch of my new 2017 Range There will be sneak peaks popping up on Instagram and Facebook today at the trade show!