Hello. Today's card has again evolved from a gelli print that to me didn't look like much by itself! Again if you look closely you can see that i used my favourite stencil - swirly leaves from Claritystamp.
So I decided to add some grunge paste over it to see where it would take me.... I masked off some of the poppy stencil as i wanted to leave a corner empty to be able to stamp a sentiment. And below is the result.
Then came the debate of whether to add colour or not and finally went for colour. So i put stencil down again and with loads of masking and patience I added festive berries distress ink and aged mahogany to poppies and peeled paint and forest moss to leaves and buds.
Then I thought it needed a bit of bling and i went over the flowers with clear wink of stella and left to dry.
Difficult to show up in pics - wink of stella i mean. After a few days i noticed that the colour had really faded and had gone nearly to grunge colour.
So I scribbled on a tile with the distress markers and picked it up with the clear wink of stella and went all over flowers again. I used make-up sponge over green areas.
Maybe here you can just see the twinkle....
My next dilemma was what sentiment to use and finally i settled for always from the word chains by Clarity stamp, as i felt it was quite apt since i had poppies as main image.
Matted on black and stuck to white base card.
Finished card is 8x8 and as usual i do hope you like my make, Theresa xx
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - emboss it
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - j is for jewel tones (citrine, amber, onyx, ruby, green jade)
Fussy and Fancy challenge - words
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes challenge 46
Crafting from the heart - anything goes challenge 29