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


  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)

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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