Good morning peeps.
Hope you are having a fab Bank Holiday weekend, even if the weather is not what it should be. There's been snow on the Welsh and Scottish hills I've heard!
Anyway it's release day at Uniko so grab a cuppa and settle in for some more fantastic inspiration from The DT.
If the introductions have tempted you into wanting the May release you'll have the chance to win the whole release by partaking in the blog hop but if you feel you can't wait all the sets will be available to purchase HERE at a NEW time of 9pm GMT tonight.
First up is a card featuring the English Country Garden stamps and matching dies.
This is a card where the butterflies actually wobble over the background! I've seen so many butterflies this spring so I just had to include some with the Sketched Foliage stamp.
The central panel was created using Copic reinkers on Yupo paper and Alcohol Lift-Ink. I tried to stamp the lifted off ink onto another panel but as it wasn't proper alcohol ink it did't work awfully well. I will just have to bite the bullet and buy some proper ink when I go to Port Sunlight next week. 😉
The small butterflies were cut then stamped and coloured with Zig pens.
I saw the wobble technique for the butterflies on Jennifer McGuire's You Tube channel here. She explains the technique much better than me, it involves cutting holes in the panel then attaching the butterflies to a disc of card through the hole. I mounted my finished panel under a frame before adding the whole to a base card.
My second design uses Background Blocks Mid Century Modern II. I was playing around with it and ended up with a slightly patchy embossed panel. I put it to one side and tried again but I liked the first attempt better as the patchy embossing allows the colours to show through.
I couldn't decide which card design I liked best so went with all three! What do you think?
The finished panel reminds me of some wallpaper we had in our first house in the 70's! The first layer was stamped with a pale ink then coloured with Copics before the gold embossed layer was added.
That's all from me but don't forget to check out the rest of the team.
Here's the release in full.
As usual we have our traditional Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway. To be in the chance of winning The ENTIRE April / May 2019 Release! (4 clear stamp sets, 2 previously released clear stamp sets, 2 co-ordinating designer die collections & 1 stencil design), simply comment along the way, it's as easy as that! You have until Midnight Sunday 12th May 2019. Winner will be announced a few days after.
Joining in over at:-
English Country Garden