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Thursday, 10 April 2014

colours of spring


Just a quick post today. Well Eileen godwin who is the queen of colour and distress inks has been using these goosebumps. i really liked the look she achieved with it.As i don't have this stuff I tried to improvise.


I inked a piece of centura pearl card on plain side not shimmery with distress inks. I think i used spiced marmalade, tumbled glass. mustard seed and peeled paint and worn lipstick. I spritzed with water and dried with tissue. Using same colours i smeared them on an acrylic block, spritzed liberally with water and stamped on top, thus achieving those smears.


Then i stamped the lavinia roses in black archival and also a little bit of crackle for grasses. This is where i improvise now. I used frantage embossing enamels to try and mimic the goosebumps. I mixed different whites and got some fragments caught in them. Then i matted and layered and finished card off with some matching Sweet lilac flowers.


I hope you like my offering today, Theresa xx

As i used lavinia stamps I would like to enter it in following challenge:





Lavinia stamp challenge - the colours of spring



8 comments:

  1. Fab idea with the frantage Theresa! Love the colours you've used, thank you for entering the Lavinia Challenge and good luck in the draw. Hellen (DT)

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  2. Oh fab background Theresa - frantage is great isn't it ? I love the colours - all in all a lovely card xx

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  3. Just a fantastic card ... love the colours and design .. so pretty and jolly clever!
    Eileen xxx

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  4. thank you ladies. and Eileen that's a big compliment coming from you xx

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  5. Such a lovely card, and you've used some great techniques here....thanks for sharing with us in the April, Lavinia Stamps challenge.
    Barbara x

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  6. simply love what you've done - beautiful card! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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  7. Beautiful Theresa! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia stamps, good luck! Xx

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  8. Love this Theresa, great colour and texture, thanks for entering the Lavinia Challenge, good luck, Karen xxx

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