Monday, 1 June 2009

Another play with colouring an image



Using a stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms I experimented again. Decided to go bold.

The green backing paper I coloured myself a few days ago, with distress inks, and flicked water upon it to make a nice effect - not that you can see much of it! I took inspiration for the colour and texture from this chair - it's gone mossy green over the winter months and I love the colour.

This is an A6 card. I don't know who the papers are made by, I bought them from a friend - it is the same sheet using the patterns from both sides. I painted the image with distress, and Adirondack inks, picking up the colours in the papers - hence the orange background on the stamped image - it matches exactly the orange stripes.


The card, die cuts, I outlined in gold Krylon pen, and on the scalloped 'mat' picked out the pattern in gold - which lifts it - and I like the effect - but it's not really noticeable in the photos. The butterfly was created using a Nestabilities die cut from the same card and outlined in Krylon gold.

For extra texture I used flower arrangers open weave tape on the card too - and stamped the sentiment.

Practice will make perfect - eventually. This card 'only' took three hours! It's an hour quicker than the last one!

I thought I would enter it for Monday's Mixed Media Challenge - Layers - my first entry.

16 comments:

Willy said...

Beautiful and lovely piece!

Sally H said...

What a beautiful card! You have a gift for choosing great colour combinations and the stamp is beautifully coloured too! You should be very proud of yourself! xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

So pretty, Thanks for playing along, hope to see your work here again!

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful mixed media and use of layers- lovely job!

Nan said...

Hi Lottie....I love your card....the colors and layers work so well together. I'm not quick either so I can only do a few challenges a week!

Momiji said...

great texture in this one with the open weave...and I love the colours.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely card and layers! Welcome to MMM!

Paula said...

Great colour combo - the paper is K&Co ;o) Fab card Lottie....Im going to have to watch my back!

Kaz said...

love this, the colour combination is just perfect. gorgeous layered card!

lisa said...

A lovely card, Lottie. That water effect with distress inks works so well doesn't it. I've tried stamping with water and then when it's dry stamp with the same colour distress ink over the top, that works well too.
Love the pink and your image is beautiful.

Lisax

Gillian said...

Love that image Lottie, beautiful layering and got to love that colour combo:)

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous!!!

Taluula said...

Love this Lottie.

mixedmediamonday said...

Lovely card, Lottie! Thanks for participating in Mixed Media Monday. Diane

liveart said...

Beautiful card!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Excellent! It shows you were more comfortable with making this.Love the colour combinations you chose. The scrim netting gives this a beach/summer feel.