Saturday, 4 September 2010

Let's start the 2nd year!

So, here we go - blog year 2 is off and running.
Thanks to my great blog buddy, Lori I found this cool video by Jennifer McGuire that I missed on Hero Arts, with a great technique using glossy accents as a mask, and knew I had to have a go.

So, last night I started it - it's an overnighter!

I started by cutting a shape out of card with one of the Tim Holtz dies , inking the edges and stamping a leaf (stampendous again,) in walnut stain, heat setting and then filling the leaves with glossy accents.

Put aside to completely dry. (this is the overnight bit!)

Today, when I got home from my lovely morning at Kew (it was nice and sunny, warm but not hot, blue skies, lush green after all the rain - perfect - photos tomorrow!)

Sorry - today, when I got home from Kew, I could finish it off.
Used my blender tools to apply distress ink in suitably autumnal colours - barn door, mustard seed, rusty hinge, wiping any off the glossy masked leaves afterwards.
Stamped a Wendy V sentiment, added some idea-ology bits and pieces and then - rather than adding it to a tag - turned it into a card, so I can use it!!

used a cream card for the base, and a piece of Lost and Found - it is a much creamier yellowy brown, than it looks in this photo! - cut slightly smaller than the card, and Tim's flourish stamp in walnut stain.


Tracy Evans said...

Ooh I have this leaf stamp somewhere, it's a Stampendous one I think. Not used it in ages, one advantage of blog hopping it reminds you what you have in your cupboard without rummaging LOL. Lovely technique and stamps, will have to give it a try. Tracy Evans x

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I hope your second year is as fullof fun and inspiration as your first gal! Love the card - clever us of the GA, huh!

Lori said...

Ooo, it turned out superb! Isn't that the coolest? And it looks divine here, but I know in real life it's even better! I think I'll be using this technique more, I just love it, the only down side is the dry time. Your card is just lovely, that background is awesome! Glad you gave it a go!

brenda said...

Morning Helen

Stunning !

Looks like a technique I need to try out, sounds right up my messy street.

B x

Carmen Wing said...

This is beautiful Helen! Love that technique and the way you've used it - the autumnal colours are perfick!

Congrats on the anniversary!

Sam Royal said...

This is gorgeous

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