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Saturday, 26 April 2014

monochrome

Today's offering is worked in all the neutral and brown distress inks to give a monochromatic effect.
I started with a piece of white card and using the Clarity stencil brushes i brushed it over with antique linen and old paper to tint it lightly.
I stamped randomly with same inks various stamps from the Clarity journaling stamp set.


Then I added brushed corduroy along all edges again with the brushes and then some vintage photo. I added some more stamps from the set in these colours keeping the centre clear. Finally I added some walnut stain with cut and dry foam.


Now it was time to experiment with grunge paste. I got out the brick wall stencil and using an old credit card i spread some paste over 2 opposite corners. Then I had to wait for it to dry and in meantime washed stencil as I needed it again.


Once dry I repositioned stencil and tinted paste with the same distress inks and cut and dry. Finally I stamped the freesias and the Mother sentiment in potting soil archival ink. I then bleached colour from flowers by a damp brush and finished it off by adding some clear wink of stella.




I matted it on dark brown and used ivory card as base card. And this will be my mum's mother's day card. Will be as in Malta it is the second Sunday in May.

So I hope you like what I make and please don't tell my mum......ssssshhh, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the current Clarity challenge - monochrome


15 comments:

  1. Lovely Theresa. I tried the Grunge Paste for the first time last week with the brick stencil. I then realised that I might have been better off using inks etc on the card before applying the grunge paste! I love how the bricks are in the corners.

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  2. Love the brick work & colours look great. Beautiful card as always xx

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  3. The bricks look really good with the GP - lovely card Theresa, I always like monochrome!

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  4. What a lovely card well done. I love mixing and matching and this card does it beautifully

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  5. This is lovely very clever, the bricks look almost real. I have just got the freesia stamp think it is beautiful. Good luck. xx

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  6. This is lovely, the bricks are amazing. Good luck with the challenge. x

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  7. Wow, fab card Theresa and just my style of background. Love the whole design and colour palate. Thank you for entering our Clarity Challenge and good luck....Jo. X

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  8. oh wow Theresa - I love it those bricks look real - thanks for entering and good luck x

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  9. Fantastic,I agree the brick walls looks so real. Thanks for entering the challenge and best of luck.

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  10. Love the brick wall it looks so real, very tactile just want to touch it. Good luck in the challenge.

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  11. B E A U T I F U L work Theresa, this is stunning! Good luck in the Clarity Challenge! xxx

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  12. This is a great card Theresa, I love your wall especially. Good Luck xx

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  13. Fabulous card Theresa. Best of luck in the challenge and have a good time in Malta when you go in May. Hugs Emma

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    1. not going. wish i was. this went in post xx

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