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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

"Art Sisters"

Good morning!

Well, following the Try it on Tuesday challenge "sun, moon, stars" - I achieved a top 5 place and Avril kindly asked if I would do a guest designer spot for them for their new challenge "Layer it up" which goes live today - so here is my inspiration with lots of layers!!!!

Please go over to the Try it on Tuesday challenge blog and have a go and show them what you can do  - it's so great to see your wonderful efforts and how each and every one of us comes up with something so completely different!

I have done a full step by step so lets take our journey shall we?

I started with my usual piece of sheena stamping card and sponged on some distress inks (shabby shutters, crushed olive and peeled paint).

I stamped my central image and using a Sue Wilson pierced square die, cut that out and worked out the largest die from this set that I would need and just put a pencil line around the outside so that I knew the space that I had got to play with!.

Ok, then I had some fun using the same distress inks and some lovely stencils, from Stencilgirl, Clarity Stamp and Imagination crafts.

So here I have laid down my Sue Wilson pierced square dies and taped them in to position.  To have your dies so close to each other like this isn't always advised as they can jump in your die cutting machine and damage each other but I find that if you are careful it's usually ok and if it's not, then you've only got yourself to blame!!

So you can see what is happening now (from the other side).

Here we are, the right side facing us and all the layers perfectly cut.

OK, I've worked through the "art sisters" sentiment on to the actual card blank so that when it is all placed and assembled on my card, it all looks right! I have also at this stage backed each layer on to sturdy craft card as it would have been tricky to get those layers together. Some highlighting has been done around the images too.

Waahaaay!!!! That's what I call layering it up!!!!
Foam tape has been applied behind each layer.

There, the end of todays journey, bus stops here!

Well, art sisters is what we are isn't it?

Hope you enjoyed the journey, don't forget to go over to the Try it on Tuesday challenge blog and show us what you can do with our new challenge of "layer it up" we all look forward to seeing your creativity and good luck!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xx


  1. This is stunning Leanne and so good to have you as our guest designer at TIOT

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. A stunning project and fantastic layering. Thank you for joining us as our Guest designer this time.
    Yvonne xx

  3. Hi Leanne! What a super project! The layering is fabulous and I love the combination of colours.
    Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge.
    Mar xx

  4. A fabulous project Leanne love the images and layering of your design.
    Lovely to have you join us as our Guest Designer for this challenge.
    Avril xx

  5. A great work, I am fascinated by this technique !
    Greetings from Germany
    I stopping by from " Try ist on Tuesday

  6. Oh Wow Leanne! What a brilliant way to build these layers! So pleased you could be our Guest Designer this time! Chrisx

  7. Beautiful Project, love this design.

  8. Great layers and thanks for showing the steps. So, glad to have you as our Guest Designer this time!
    Hugz, Z