Thursday, 31 December 2009

Getting really inky

I had a bit of time to play yesterday, and after rooting through some old stash I found a few scored pieces of astralux to make A6 cards. I've never used them because a whole astralux card was a bit scary. I decided to cut them up to make some panels instead. I stamped my new Hero Arts leaf flourish with versamark and then masked a 1.5" circle. I sponged distress inks in broken china, faded jeans and dusty concord over the whole piece. After removing the mask I sponged a bit more broken china over the circle. The blue leaves, ferns and Nigella seed heads are all Lavinia stamps and stamped in versafine. This isn't the only thing I made, but you won't be seeing the others for a little while...My fingers are still a bit blue - looks like they have been trapped in a door!
Anyway, just thought I'd pop on before I get tea ready to wish you all a very Happy New Year!


  1. Hi Sally. How pretty is that. I love the blue and the lovely design.
    Happy New Year to you.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. Utterly gorgeous. Happy New Year! x

  3. This is gorgeous Sally. Just my thing.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.
    See you in 2010.


  4. Absolutely beautiful Sally! Just my thing too lol! Happy New Year xx

  5. Hi Sally. Beautiful card. Just love all the layering.
    Happy New Year.
    Lesley x

  6. Hi Sally

    I love your card. It is really beautiful - wonder how long your fingers will be blue!! LOL!!

    I have only realised today that I don't actually follow your blog but simply visit frequently. Got this sorted now though!!

    Jethro Tull are in concert at the Assembly Rooms in Derby in March!! Just thought I should let you know.

    I hope your Christmas was good and wish you and your family a really Happy New Year.

    Love Jules xx

  7. Happy 2010 sally.
    this card is stunning, I would love to see it in the flesh as it looks and sounds really interesting.
    love chris xx

  8. Wow Sally, your cards have always been lovely but you really are up there with the 'greats'. I think this card is just stunning.

    Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope it's a fabulous one for you.

    Lesley Xx

  9. Just scrolling through (as per email) and noticed this - this is MY kind of card :) Gorgeous!

  10. Hey Sally,

    Absolutely love this card and just my sort of colour scheme too!

    Kay xx


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