Saturday 29 August 2015

Delphinium Blues ...

Good afternoon!  It has been a lovely start to my weekend as I was lucky enough to be invited to be a Guest designer at "Less is More" and my card went live this morning ... I've already received some lovely comments on my card, comments and kind wishes that I cherish.

This post is all about trying a new technique - an attempt to create something different with an embossing folder.  In the deep, dark recesses of my brain I read about or watched someone emboss a piece of coloured card and then brayer some white paint over the top - I liked the idea so thought I would give it a go with a twist (if I ever remember where I saw it I'll let you know!).  This is the end result:

The embossing is not that clear to see in the photograph but it has provided a great deal of texture to the flowers.  I began by embossing a piece of water colour card (this is the twist as I used white card and coloured paint rather than coloured card and white paint!) with a Sheena Douglass perfect partners embossing folder.  I then lightly brayed some ultramarine acrylic paint over the image - trying to keep the paint on the raised ridges.  This is how the panel looked:

When the paint was dry I fussy cut the blooms before colouring with a Zig Clean color marker and some water - it took ages!  I might try the technique with a different folder and no fussy cutting!

I used:

Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Embossing Folder
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker - Blue
Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylic Paint - Ultramarine
Clearly Besotted Pretty Petals Plus Stamp set

I am entering the following challenge:

Addicted to CAS Challenge 71



  1. WOW! loving this...what a fabulous card...and a fabulous technique! Absolutely STUNNING!

  2. This is stunning, Elaine! Love the rich blues and you have lots of patience to cut these flowers out so perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS :)

  3. This technique worked really well - amazing fussy cutting!

  4. stunning card, and such amazing fussy cutting. xx

  5. Gorgeous design and beautiful coloring, Elaine! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  6. Stunning card, love the colours and the clever technique. Great patience with fabulous results with the fussy cutting. Gorgeous!


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