Friday, 7 June 2013

Rustic...

...that's the thing with using cardboard... I think it makes arty stuff look rustic... which is a look I lurves, which is why, ahem, I seems to be using very lots of cardboard at the moment!   Anyways... todays post is showing a relatively quicky card... but deffo one of my faves from the samples I made for last Mondays shows.... and here it is...



Starting with an offcut of corrugated cardboard and tearing the bits away from the edges... and then spreading Soft White Texture Paste through a stencil.  Once the stencilled bit is dry, a quick pounce of Aqua Dabber on Cut & Dry foam... and then an edgey bit of Mushroom Dabber on the same bit of Cut & Dry so the colours blend nicely together.  Pouncing the paint means that it leaves a little bit of extra texture, which then looks fabby for the next step, which is to add some Gilding Wax to the cardboard base and over the top of the textured bits.   Using the same bit of Cut & Dry foam, I coloured a piece of cardstock, zapped it with a heat tool and then stamped the sentiment (Funky Flower Art - Studio 490) and remember, if you are using Archival Ink like I did, you needs to give that a zap with a heat tool too as the surface is a little shiny and Archival needs to be heat set.  I love the torn edge look, so that is what I did to the sentiment mat, which, I think, ties in with torn edges on the cardboard.  A simple matting onto black card and the addition of a couple of Embellish Your Art Roses, also gilded with the wax and voila, a quick and simple card.



As ever, thank you for looking... and don't forget to scroll down and check out the giveaway that I have running at the moment... which is simples to join in with too... all the deets are on the post below.   Right, time for me to get a wiggle on... have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

36 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

Yum! I love me some corrugated!

Zoe said...

Love it! I bought just about everything on that show lol! Naughty but nice hahaha! Thanks for the inspiration xx Zoe xxx

Annie said...

Wow.....fab techniques with a brilliant outcome. TFS

Annie x x

riliska said...

Gorgeous card !

Carole Z said...

Fabulous Hels, love it! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, WOW and thrice WOW !! I so love the aqua colour with the gilding wax, and the cardboard looks yummy, and my favourite stencil, WOW !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Hels! Love the metallic finish!

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Hels This is lovely. Great technique! Saw all the demo's and still watching the repeats!! It's my birthday today so this one is for me!!!! Have a great day Hugs Debbie R xx

nattyboots said...

Wonderful, just wonderful Love it !
have a nice weekend

Elaine H X

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Gorgeous. Love the colours. X

Fandhmum said...

Hi hels
This us gorgeous and I love those colours
Rosie x

steph loveday said...

Beautiful! love those roses

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
it really does give it that rustic look which I think we would find hard to create with anything else.
I love the two colours they blend so lovely together.
I must get some of the embossing paste
Ria

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, gorgeous card and design, I love the rustic look with the cardboard. Emma

Redanne said...

Oh Hels, it might be a quicky card to you but to me it is a stunning piece of art......gorgeousness!! Hugs, Anne x

Gail said...

Gorgeous yet again and luv the colour combo - fabby xx GailT xx

rachel said...

this is just wonderful Hels - love it to pieces - love all the gilding wax on there! Gorgeous saying too! Hugs rachel xx

Caroline said...

That blue is same as my favourite (& only)PaperArtsy fresco paint 'mermaid'!! I have to try not to use it on EVERY project; lol....
Stunning Hels as ever, not going to winge today (so hard when I come here) or I'll be put in 'lock down', lol..
Waiting for rain to stop so can post a birthday card then get back to messy stuff!
Take care, squidgeingtons to Alfie... :))))

Lynn Dalby said...

Beautiful as we have come to expect from you. The colour combination is inspiring. You always make it look so easy.

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Nan G said...

Love the gilding on the corrugated ridges! Always great inspiration on your blog. Hugs

nancyd said...

Hi Hels bother with tinternet today
wouldn't play nice at all
so finaly let me on, got my texture paste yesterday not had time to
use it yet the weather is so nice
here in Scotland today so been
pottering about in the garden cutting
grass and cutting back all the overgrown
shrubs but will def. be trying one
really like todays art and have loads
of boxes in garage so they will be
getting ripped up.
Nancyd xx

TDQ Karen said...

Great tips, need to dig some cardboard out of the recycling bag

TDQ Karen said...

Great tips, need to dig some cardboard out of the recycling bag

Cardgenie said...

Hels, Love your art piece today - I agree that the gold gilding wax is sooooo fabbo. Great use of cardboard - we'll have to start calling you Wombletons! Jean

whyducks said...

Really pretty!

nannapat said...

Who would have thought that cardboard could look so fab. this is beautiful Hels. Pat x

Jan Morris said...

This looks just great Hels. I just love the effect of texture paste through stencils and the corrugated cardboard just adds to it. Have a lovely weekend - hope the weather keeps up. Janet

Linda Simpson said...

Love this very much Hels, great inspiration as always.

Hugs
Linda xxx

carol e said...

Hi Hels loved this when you demo'd it . thank you for going through it againx

janet said...

Love it Hels. I really must have a go with the things I've already got. It's amazing how good you make a tatty old bit of cardboard look!!
Janet

Craftychris said...

Its wonderful! You really can make something out of nothing! The cardboard I mean - not the lovely products!!!! xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Hels ... Love your work of art for today. Love the colours you have chosen. I must have a go at using the cardboard...
have a great weekend lets hope the sun keeps shining.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Anita Houston said...

This is gorgeous! Love love love the gold and corrugated paper!

sara j said...

Beautiful beautiful card...

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