Saturday, 13 September 2008

Pen and ink

The Saturday Workout challenge has an open theme on using your favourite technique. As I have many it was difficult to choose, but finally settled on a couple: homemade glimmer mist spritzing, and gesso. I also love stamping and making my own backgrounds - to be found here as well! (Am I allowed 4?!)
To make the backgrounds I spread around some gesso, blended the dabbers with a babywipe, stamped, and spritzed.



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Stamps : Paper Artsy Schooldays 1, Letters 5 and Travel 4; Invoke Arts Pens and Nibs

Inks : Adirondack Dabber Stream, Pool, Snow Cap, Sunshine Yellow and Lemonade; Archival Black; StazOn Saddle Brown;

Extras : Perfect Pearls 'Pearl'; Brads; Gesso

14 comments:

SammieJay said...

Crikey -this is luscious. I'm sure I didn't understand a word of how you made the background, but the effect is quite obvious: gorgeous. I love those shades together.
Aren't those buttons lovely? Yes, they are fimo and I wish I could say that I made them myself, but I spotted them on ebay and was truly pleased with them.
Send me your postal address and I'll send you a few.
Love Sammie xxx

Ang C said...

beautiful card - great techniques

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow wow Ros this is brilliant. Fantastic stamps and colors. Love it.

Thanks for this wonderful entry to Saturday´s Workout.

Willy said...

Wonderful card!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful, great colour combo

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What an excellent background!

Char said...

Wonderful. Love the blue.

Sue McGettigan said...

Fab color combo - what a great looking project!

Marina said...

Fabulous card.
Great technique, fabulous colors and stampwork did you use in this piece.
I love it.

Jacqueline said...

That is a nice looking card - I'm quite impressed at all the techniques you use!!

hilmof said...

fantastic card - love all the techniques you've incorporated

sam21ski said...

This is fantastic - love the sets of colours and the images are perfect xxxx

Linda Elbourne said...

This is fab Ros - fabulous colours

Barbara Hagerty said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the stamps you chose!