Sunday 28 May 2017

Peek Of the Week - Tumbling Fuchsias

Hi, and for this week’s Peek Of The Week I’d like to share with you a card I demonstrated on air about two weeks ago.  I love the affect that was achieved. I just love fuchsias anyway, whether on cards or in real life, and every year I always make sure I have one or two in my hanging baskets!

This particular fuchsia doesn’t need watering every day, and is paper pieced by cutting it out in green, dark pink and a lighter pink.

Keeping the green layer intact, I cut into the dark pink and then the light pink to create the flowers.

Once they were stuck together, well, they looked nice… sort of. They looked okay, but I felt they were missing something (other than a hanging basket and some compost!). So, using my alcohol ink pens I added in shade and texture before putting in delicate highlights with a white gel pen.

The frame was made by cutting the Decorative oval die out of white card and then from a backing paper from the Country Manor Paper Pad.  Possibly a bit of cheating here – the backing paper is actually a tree, but I just cut out the blossom because I thought it looked pretty…!

The card base was made from a tent card, pink mat and then a sentiment printed from the Tattered Lace subscribers’ downloads.

A few pearls and a pretty bow later and the card was complete. Hope you like it!   

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