Thursday, 21 June 2007

Isa's weekly challenge- 'E'

You will recognise the backgrounds used in this card from yesterdays post. I ended using all three for this card.
Isa's challenge this week was the letter 'E', with the added extra options of using Distress Inks in blue, pink and brown, plus using some swirls. I have gone for soft versions of the colours and swirls, to fit with my subject matter. As usual, the card is more interesting in real life, as I have used a wash of Perfect Pearls and some gold Krylon pen, which don't really show up in the photo.
The stamps are all from Cherry Pie Art stamps (my favourite Klimt stamps again!) stamped in Ancient Page in Sandlewood. Ancient Page is a water-resistant dye ink, so I could use watercolours over the image. I highlighted the swirls on the garments with Sakura Souffle pen in white, then added a wash of Perfect Pearls in copper (from the metallics set) over the top. The areas of flesh were watercoloured with Distress Ink in Tattered Rose, and the lips were highlighted with Sakura Stardust pen in Red. The words were added with Sakura Souffle pen, and yes, that is my handwriting this time, as I couldn't use the computer to create white writing! The metal embellishments are Papermania and 7Gypsies.
The colours are much softer than I usually use, but it's nice to experiment a bit!


IsaNorris said...

Lovely soft colors for a pretty card.
isa x

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

WOW Hazel - great job - this is so subtle and beautiful!!

stamp and scrape said...

Oh, this is soooo beautiful - I ADORE the background - it's soft and dreamy. Just perfect for the stamp and theme.

Mag said...

I love the colors and the Cherry Pie stamps !!!
So beautiful !!!

Sylvie :) said...

Thanks for your visit :)) and I really love what you did here for this challenge !! this is so soft and elegant !!