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Monday, 17 March 2014

off to Canada - Simon says stamp monday challenge


 Well today I'm offering 2 cards I made for 2 colleagues who are off to Canada in search of greener pastures  workwise. I thought that I should try to keep to colour scheme as much as possible and try to kind of replicate the Canadian flag.



So out came the gelli plate, buff titanium and deep red acrylic paints and a couple of stencils from Clarity stamp. I drew myself a maple leaf to create an opening in print. 
So i created background by pulling off 2 prints. The first was completely covered with buff and distressed with scrunched paper before pulling print. Then I added red to top and bottom of plate, laid down stencil and took off some paint with copy paper and put leaf mask down before pulling second print. I flipped leaf over and added shadow around it with pumice stone and walnut stain distress ink. This brought out leaf impression even more.

Next I stamped the plane in the leaf in black archival and clear embossed it and added sentiment in corner in same way. These are both Tim Holtz stamps.
 I inked a sun behind plane after masking it off again using distress inks (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, scattered straw and wild honey) and stencil brushes.


I wrapped some twine along upper corner and added a small tag from the Clarity shapes set. I wrote good luck with a micron pen. It was then mounted onto black card. Finished card is 8x8.

As the theme over at Simon says stamp monday challenge is lucky, I decided to enter these cards.

As always I hopeyou like my makes, Theresa xx



9 comments:

  1. I absolutely love everything about this card, Theresa! The Gelli Plate background is amazing and I adore the plane in the centre of the leaf. A wonderful interpretation of this week's theme and a big thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :) xxx

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    1. Thanks Emma. Coming from you that is a big compliment xx

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  2. Lovely card and great idea to replicate the flag in your design. Lovely idea adding the aeroplane inside the leaf . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon a Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  3. A lovely card, Theresa, and so well thought out to fit the recipient.. It was good to meet you yesterday and I look forward to meeting up with you again soon. xx Maggie

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    1. thanks Maggie. it was good to see you too xx

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  4. Hi Theresa
    Sorry I have been absent for a while - I have just been very busy. We are having a weekend away and have just arrived back at the beautiful apartment in Lomand castle where we are staying so I thought I would just visit everyone's blogs whilst I have a minute.

    fantastic as ever Theresa well thought out I am sure it was well received. xx

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    1. no worries Linda. your comments always go down well. that castle looks brill too and i'm jealous xx

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