Hello my friends. So this Saturday I went to Ally Pally with my friend Karen. Needless to say I bought some new stash and I was itching to play with it.
This card is a result of such play. Creative expressions have just released these metallic gilding polishes and they looked so lush that I just had to have some. I wasn't too greedy and only bought 3. The names and colours called out to me. They were Mediterranean blue. ocean teal and pearl lustre. They are blendable and give a pearlescent fish which is quite opulent. Can you see where I got the inspiration for the colours and the card? That is a picture of the Mediterranean sea in Malta. Now you know why I precipitate so much towards the blues.
Anyway enough waffling and onto the card. I used 2 stencils for this, a hexagon and a double oval geometric one. I superimposed them and embossed the ovals through the hexagon. Keeping both stencils in place, I started adding the polishes. I used the pearl lustre first and worked my way up to the darker blue. I then lifted the stencils off and left it to dry.
Once dry I wanted to add a sentiment. I decided to go with anniversary but I didn't have the word in the word chain stamps. So this involved a lot of masking of letters off other words so I could find the appropriate letters. I know I used: inspire, star, a, love, you and news.
I stamped them in black archival ink and clear embossed. A few black gems finish the card off.
Stencils and stamps are from Claritystamp Ltd.
So now I would love to have some feedback. I really loved the fish card but hubby again put a damper on it saying it was too modern and there is no-one to send it to, Theresa xx.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Claritystamp challenge blogspot - masking
Less is more - one layer: geometric shapes
One layer challenge - as you wish
Word art Wednesday - anything goes