Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Accordion card and Derwent XL blocks

I've been playing with a new product the Derwent XL Graphite and Charcoal blocks
The Graphite and charcoal is water soluble so with a waterbrush you can get really great watercolour effects.
They will last forever too, the blocks are really thick and easy to handle.

Below I've used the blocks on this Accordion card (die by Sizzix).
I've used Dylusions stamps for the vines, flowers and birds, and used 2 of Tim's mini blue print stamps.
Everything has been coloured using the graphite and charcoal blocks.


Another great thing about these blocks is that there are 6 in each box, you might think this is not a lot but it gives you the most perfect limited palette of colours which look great together. I like that. Sometimes I umm and aa over what colours to chose, this way I can pick any colour and the will go together.

I'm teaching a class using these blocks on the 24th of September at Art from the Heart. 
There are places left if you'd like to book HERE

Here are some close up shots of the panels on the card.








 Here is a pic of the blocks below

 

 Have a great creative week 
Michelle xxx

9 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Looks great and lovethose colours hugs Trace x I am surevthe course will be fab xx

Helen said...

Wish I was on your side of the world, I'd book into your class in an instant! This accordian card is just fabulous! Helen

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors and the flowers!! Absolutely amazing!

Sue said...

Back of the net Michelle.

Helen said...

I wish I was nearer then I could get along... this card is just gorgeous, I must get that die...!!

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW this is absolutely gorgeous, I love all the stamping and the colours you used are fab. I just got this die yesterday and after your mega inspirational post I can't wait to use it :-) Kezzy xxx

Nan G said...

Love this accordion card! Oh to live closer I'd be taking your class in a heart beat!

Evil Edna said...

excellent as always, esp. like the butterfly.EE

Chris said...

Love this, Michelle. Great stamped images and colours. I must get my die out of the box...

I know just what you mean about having limited choices. There's so much stash in my craft room that I can't decide what to make and so I don't make anything...

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