Tuesday 29 July 2014

j is for jewel tones...

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 Monday challenge - j is for jewel tones (citrine, amber, onyx, ruby, green jade)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes challenge 46
Crafting from the heart - anything goes challenge 29


  1. Amazing! I'll have to try this with some gelli prints, the result is so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Emboss It Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

  2. Great card I can tell your a clarity lover(( like me! )) I'm not that good yet though. Thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x

  3. Fantastic Theresa, lovely instructions too xxx

  4. Beautiful, love the background and gorgeous colours.
    Linda xxx

  5. Beautiful and such great instructions - you are very kind sharing what you have done. It's amazing how a background that maybe you're not too happy with can be transformed xx

  6. Wow! What an amazing transformation! I loved seeing all of the steps of this process and reading about what you did at each point along the way. All the choices you made led to a phenomenal finished product! I especially love the colors and how the flowers stand out against the bold background. Great interpretation of our theme and I'm so glad you shared this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  7. Thank you ladies for all your awesome comments xx

  8. I absolutely love this Theresa, it's stunning and I adore the colour palette you've chosen to use! A beautiful piece of artwork that should you should be very proud of! Thank you so much for sharing this and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :) xxx

    1. thanks Emma. that means a lot coming from you xx

  9. Beautiful card, Theresa.. the texture, colour and subtle sparkle are amazing. Thank you for entering the Fussy & Fancy Challenge and Good Luck xx Annie

  10. Beautiful result Theresa, and a great photo tutorial of how you obtained it....the colours are just fab...thanks for joining in with the Fussy and Fancy challenge and good luck...hubs. Jo. X

  11. Stunniing Theresa~~ Love the colors and twinkle:)) So glad you joined in the fun challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Hope to see you next challenge!