Saturday, 23 May 2009

black & white challenge

Another challenge from Rainbow Lady - this time black & white with a silhouette. I suppose I'm cheating a bit, as this includes quite a bit of grey.....
All the stamps are from the Tim Holtz Urban tapestry set. The big foliage corner was stamped in Versamark on white pearlescent card and clear embossed, then the card was sprayed with black gold glimmer mist - I left it a bit too long before wiping clean, and the image went a delicate shade of grey - so i restamped the same image in opposite corners and embossed in detail white this time. The bird image was embossed with both detail black and detail white. Matting is on glossy black and sparkle white, then on to a very dark grey pearlescent card.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

cat and poppy

This was inspired by last weeks Rainbow Lady challenge, eyes.- I never got around to doing it last week! I have been searching through my collection for cat stamps to make cards for my local cat rescue centre at the moment. I coloured the Stampenndous stamp with markers - the backing papers are from the Jayne Netley Mayhew cd from Joanna Sheen. I did make this the 4x4 size requested just to see how it worked - the Venture Farm version will end up bigger .
The second card uses the same technique of colouring the stamp - from the Elusive Images Butterfly Poppy plate - with markers. Stamped onto white card, then the colour was spread over the background wioth a water brush - I did have to add some extra colour in a couple of places, but it was surprising how far the colour will spread. The scrolls stamped onto the corners of the base card are embossed in mint sparkle EP, although they don't show up very well in the scan, and the scroll is from the EI Butterfly daisy plate