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!

10 comments:

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

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  2. Utterly gorgeous. Happy New Year! x

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

    Lisax

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

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

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  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

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

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  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

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

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  10. Hey Sally,

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

    Kay xx

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