Author Archive | Kia Gibson-Clapper

Cherry Blossoms

Stylized Cherry Blossoms Hanging Over a Pond

Cherry Blossoms

Good morning everyone, Kia here today and I am sharing my Art Neko Stylized Cherry Blossoms Hanging Over a Pond image with you today.  Cherry Blossom Trees are so beautiful, especially when there is more than one.

I first stamped my image using Memento London Fog Ink. I took my time adding colour to the Cherry Blossom, doing so with Zig Brushes and a damp paint brush in order to control the amount of water. And, I tried to let it dry between colours, but I was getting ancy to see the finished tree. I painted the flowers with a light pink, then added Crimson Red to the centre of the flowers and touched it with my damp brush to allow it to spread. I added matting using the colours from the image and attached to my embossed background. I then printed the “beauty/beautiful” symbol out on my computer and went over it with my silver glitter pen several times, die cut and attached to the card front on foam dots.

Thank you for having a look today and I hope you enjoy this Stylized Cherry Blossom Over a Pond card.


Summer Grapes

Art Neko Grape Vine

Hello everyone, Kia here with today’s post.  I made this card using the Art Neko Grape Vine Frame and Summer Sentiment Stamp. I coloured the image with Prisma Pencils and Zig Brushes and set the frame inside embossed frames, and matted the background with the purple cardstock. I added a bit of ribbon and my signature sequins to finish. I am going to give this card, along with a bottle of wine to a friend as a hostess gift. As I am writing this post I have another idea for this frame and I will come back with that post next week. Thank you for visiting us here at Art Neko.


Nature’s Beauty

Bird on gourd vines

Hello everyone, Kia here with a card to share.  I like to keep my cards CAS, Clean and Simple, which is what I have done with this card today.  I am working with Art Neko’s Framed Bird on Gourd Vine Stamp.  When I was reading up on Gourd Vines I found that there were both white and yellow flowers on these vines.  I very much like the look of the yellow flowers and read that these flowers are usually associated with the annual plants, which produce a rather bitter gourd.  But I loved the idea of the yellow flowers for my card, so yellow it was.  I thought using Zig brushes was best to use on this image, as they are perfect for detailed stamps, such as this stamp.  I did a couple of layers of colour and once finished, I added matting to my image using bazzill cardstock, picking colours that I used in the watercolour.  I then added some white Hemp Cording around the base.  I added another layer of white matting which I embossed to add more interest and attached the image to the left of the card on foam strips.  I hope you enjoy my card today and thank you for visiting with us.  I look forward to seeing you next time.  


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