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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Making Cards Magazine Debut Nautical Ideas feature


        Hi all

I am back with some exciting news to share. My cards  have been published in Making Cards Magazine August Issue.It is my first feature for them and i hope the first of many. I love to see my work in print as it  feels like have achieved something,  I used the MDF nautical shapes by Things to Alter. You can find a full tutorial in the magazine so i will just mention a few things here.

                                                     



The papers are from the Gecko Galz and are part of the Seaside Splendor kit. They are digital papers so print them off a bit smaller then A5 to get the proportions correct.


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I took the portal and painted it using a mix of DecoArt Crafters Acrylic in Mocha and orange. It doesn't matter if the paint is fully mixed as rust is a mixture of tones. The rough look is created by sprinkling on cinnamon powder while you add the paint. Once dry i rubbed it over with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Copper Kettle.




I love to add shelf adhesive pearls to the shells because it gives them a vintage feel


A close up of the rust effect






My second card was created by layering up the Crafters Acrylic and then going over the dry paint with weathered wood. I then repeated the process to get the peeled paint.



The flip flops by Clearly Besotted are so cutr





I think this is my favourite mainly because i love lighthouses and no trip to the seaside would be complete without them.


Again i used the combination of Crafters Acrylic an weathered wood to create the peeled effect.


The circle is plain blue card stock  that i rubber Turquoise  Metallic Luster over to tone down a bit.


Thank you for visiting 

15 comments:

Katie Lamb said...

Jackie Trinder4 August 2016 at 13:56
Hi Katie your creations are gorgeous. Congratulations for being in print and for becoming a regular contributor. You must be very proud. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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Katie Lamb13 August 2016 at 10:09
Thank you Jackie

Katie Lamb said...


ike5 August 2016 at 09:15
YaY !!! How FABULOUS ... WELL DONE YOU. :-D The cards are wonderful :-) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Katie Lamb13 August 2016 at 10:09
Thank you Ike

Katie Lamb said...

Emily Grant13 August 2016 at 11:18
Great cards, love how you have done the crackly thing with the lighthouse :)

Katie Lamb said...

Carole Jones13 August 2016 at 12:01
Beautiful creations, Katie. Congrats and well done! xx

Katie Lamb said...

Linda Simpson13 August 2016 at 16:11
Congratulation, these are gorgeous Katie.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Katie Lamb said...

for some reason Blogger deleted this post when i went to visit the page. I was using my mobile at the time so it is possible that it glitched and i hit the delete button without realizing. I have had to recover the blog post by finding the cache version that google saved and i had to copy and paste everything on to a new blog post. so thats why it looks a bit strange.

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Linda

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Carole

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Emily

Jackie J said...

Congrats to you too Katie.. It's an amazing feeling being in a magazine isn't it, I still can't believe it.. your cards here are stunning by the way, love the seaside theme xx

Cathy Clowes said...

Many congratulations Katie. Your cards are absolutely stunning. Cathy x

Barbara said...

Well done you! ....all fab creations xx

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Jackie

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Cathy

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Barbara