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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Beauty

Posted on June 9, 2020 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Today's card features the Crumpled Tissue Distress background featured on the blog a few years ago. You can read up on it on the link below but I have summarised the main steps with photos again below.This was a technique I stumbled upon and was so happy with the results that I wrote a blog about it. Any...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Gratitude

Posted on June 5, 2020 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)


A very simple but really pretty card with a lot of texture today. A simple stamped and embossed background provides the backdrop for a single bloom. The wording is embossed with Hero Arts 'Old French Writing' and embossed in silver embossing powder. The flower stamp is from Stampin Up and was stamped ...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Mosaic

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Today's card is a bit more complicated than usual but I think the four step process of distress oxide background, stencilling, inking and stamping on microscope slides, is worth it to get this interesting, textured and 3D effect. The topic is 'Mosaic' and the techniques are:

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Daydreaming

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Today's card features a couple of different techniques. There is also a small story behind how this one came to be about. I have been clearning out my parent's old house and unearthed all kinds of things, one of which was some lovely old music books.

 

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Projects so far

Posted on May 31, 2020 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Here is a round up of the projects we have covered so far! We have been using lots of different techniques and materials. If you have been making your own please do consider sharing by uploading to the Photo Gallery, adding a link underneath this or any of the blog posts or on Facebook. Thanks for...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Fall

Posted on May 31, 2020 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)


I just love the technique used with today's card. As always, the background inspired the topic, with warm reds and browns with some orange and yellow too. This time I used my Distress Stains instead of the Oxides and as always with these products there is rarely a result that you can't ...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Pastels

Posted on May 28, 2020 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Today's project is focussing on the technique rather than the topic and this is a well known one which is great fun.  If you have some ink and some embossing powder that is pretty much all you need here. The topic is 'Pastels' and the techniques and ...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Butterfly

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


I am really enjoying producing this series of individual mini art projects. Each piece can be completely different and yet use the same types of materials and techniques.Today's topic in the '52 Cards of Anything But Grey' series

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Sunset

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Today's topic 'Sunset' was again inspired by the background created with Distress Oxides. The dusty worn effect you get from these inks creates just the most perfect backgrounds to w...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Fairies

Posted on May 25, 2020 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Another beautiful background for you today. This is a tried and tested technique that can be used to create a lovely palette on which to mount anything. I have loved the magic having the stamped image being revealed for as long as I have been crafting.The topic is 'Fairies' and the techniques and s...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Canvas

Posted on May 24, 2020 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)



Today's card in the '52 Cards of Anything But Grey' series is a bit more of an arty affair. The image of the face is widely available on the web as public domain and in fact Hampton Arts made a stamp out of it. I really like it because it seems to convey so many different emotions ...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Reading

Posted on May 23, 2020 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)


After a break the series is back! With a break for various life crisis, including thinking I must be dying with coronavirus, with all the classic symptoms, I have managed to drag myself back into the craft den to do what I love to do the most. I won't bore with the details but I a...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Mum

Posted on April 24, 2020 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Today's card in our '52 Cards of Anything But Grey' series is a simple flower design based on a texture paste stamped background. As you can see the decorated playing card has been mounted onto a card base, so if you have been making these mini art pieces along with me, don't think that they don't have a u...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Beach

Posted on April 21, 2020 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Stuck at home during the lockdown I have really been enjoying this little art project - '52 Shades of Anything But Grey'. Each playing card art piece only takes a short while to make but the end result is something that is marking the days as they pass, so that this point in time, however difficul...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Nature

Posted on April 17, 2020 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Today's card in our series '52 Cards of Anything But Grey' is on the topic:

Nature


With the lockdown, many people have been spending a lot more time obser...

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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Wishes

Posted on April 14, 2020 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (1)


If you are following this series - thank you, joining in - even better and if you are new, welcome! Today's project in the '52 Cards of Anything But Grey' has the topic:

WISHES


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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Easter2

Posted on April 10, 2020 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Today, we are continuing the EASTER theme with this lovely vintage rabbit image from the Graphics Fairy.


Techniques used include:

  • Crackle glazing
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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Easter

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Day three of the challenge/boredom buster to transform an ordinary playing card into an art piece. As it is Easter, here is an Easter themed project.Topic 3 is:


EASTER


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52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Create

Posted on April 7, 2020 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Here is the second card in the '52 Shades of Anything But Grey' Challenge.  If you want to join in, the topic is:


CREATE


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