LILAC & LIME …

…with a bit of orange/ochre

Two cards made with the same image and same backgrounds (Brilliance reinkers) but different coloured card bases – amazing what a difference a colour can make’

LIMELILAC1

These are scraplings, made from card scraps.  Shame you can’t see that lovely Pearlescent Brilliance ink.

LIMELILAC2

This one’s Stazon inks

POPPYTA

This week’s Ebay auctions are now coming to a close, so I’ll be uploading more this week.  Thank you for all the interest.

Have a lovely week.

xxx

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Can’t Resist …

This is my favourite technique and has been for about 14 years, so it’s my entry for the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge, which is ‘FAVOURITE’.

When staying with a friend, I promised her I’d show her how to do a Versamark resist, but we were so busy, we left it until near the end of my stay and, of course, events conspired to prevent us getting around to it.  
I’ve just sent her a parcel with instructions and some samples.

I’ve included two samples of each design, though there may be some slight differences in them, to show the background result of Resist and a finished ‘cover’ created by overstamping.
I know I said I was going to use mainly permanent inks from now on, but unfortunately, only water based inks work with this technique 😦
Adirondack Stream, Sailboat Blue and Purple Twilight
NOS COULEURS
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Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough and Adirondack Purple Twilight
NC
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Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch, Watermelon, Purple Twilight and Sailboat Blue
WHEAT
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Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch, Terracotta, Red Pepper, Cranberry, Currant
AUTOMNE
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Then one of my favourite Nancy Curry techniques; using this ‘mask’ made by tearing paper ..
NC SCRAP
… resulted in these.
Adirondack Terracotta and Eggplant
NC2
Adirondack Stream and Citrus
NC1
I know that most of you know this basic technique, but for those who don’t, I’ll be uploading this as a Tutorial very soon.
Don’t miss my destashing SALE before they’re all gone or on EBay – I’m putting them up little by little but you can grab a bargain here if you want to… !
xxx

More metal leafing and more journalling

On our Yahoo Group, there was a discussion about foil and metal leafing and it was such a long time since I’d played with either, that I did a few experiments.

1 Copper foil with Stamp ‘n’ Bond

COPPER FOIL SANDB

2  Mixed colour leafing with Stamp ‘n’ Bond

COLOURED LEAF AND SANDB

3  Mixed colour leafing on d/s tape, with Mica powder on the image

I used the glue pad on this, but it didn’t work, so I added some mica powder.  I hadn’t cleaned the stamp after using Versamark, so there was ink left on it, which may well have affected the result.  Need to try this again.

LEAF DS TAPE MICA

4  Gold foil on Stamp ‘n’ Bond, but a you can see, I overstamped with Versamark

FOIL2 SANDB

5  Today I tried copper leaf on glossy black card, using the Tsukineko Stamp ‘n’ Stick Glue Pad

copper leaf

The messy bits are both on the scanner glass and on the card – unfortunately, black glossy shows every tiny mark, including finger prints – despite being ‘polished’ afterwards.  The leafing worked beautifully and easily. I love the way you can’t feel where the leafing begins and ends on gloss – very different from on matt card.

Here’s the latest journal page – final touches just added but it’s a continuation of yesterday’s work, which started as a double page spread but evolved.

151012

I really love these ‘Off the Wall’ stamps, but I keep meaning to draw the images in my head – will do it one day …

xxx

Today

141012b 

This stamp no longer has a border, so it will be easier to work with next time.

I’ve started listing stuff on my FOR SALE pages and some of them are on Ebay.  I need to add prices, too.

Can’t decide whether or not to put the rest on yet…