Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Brightly coloured Wings

Having seen a few peoples examples of black magic technique, I decided I ought to have a go myself. Here is my first attempt.
Black Magic technique is where you stamp the image in white ink and then colour over the top in coloured pencils. This chocolate baroque stamp (bought back in the days of Graphicus), was a bit of a fiddly stamp to choose, but I found it very therapeutic! I dusted a little bit of white ink around the edges too.  The background paper was a freebie from a magazine, and as I had a multicoloured owl I thought I would have some multicoloured leaves as well! A punched border, some die cut leaves and a bit of faux stitching finished it off.
I am entering this card into these challenges:
It is half term and I have spent most of the day up in the loft with hubby, sorting out after our new roof a few months ago. It was very dusty up there and we managed to shift about half the contents, either to the tip or to a friend with a nine month old baby (things like the fire guard, playpen and stair gate, and lots of toys!)  I am now well and truly ready for a good shower and hair wash!
Thanks for looking and for taking the time to leave a comment.


Doreen said...

Beautiful card,lovely colours and design.xxx

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Sally. The owl looks very majestic against the brightly coloured background which is a perfect foil for him.
Great technique.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lynne K said...

Fabulous! Gorgeous owl, love the BP too. Must try that technique.

Had to smile at the thought of you up in the loft covered in dust! Just what we did before we moved house. Yes, I think Meg probably doesn't need the playpen and stairgate any more now! x

Katina said...

Ooh, now that's a technique I've never heard of - so effective! Great stamp and perfect backing paper too!

Enjoy the rest of half term - goes too quickly doesn't it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful owl and a great technique. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

susiestacey said...

Hi Sally, l have not seen this technique before but your owl looks beautiful, will have to remember this one for when l am having a play around x Susan x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautifull OWL, I love it , the black and color combination is very pretty!!


Jules said...

Hi Sal

A great technique .. .. must give it a try as you have made it look wonderful.

Loving the bright and beautiful backing paper.

Hope you are having a good week and that it isn't flying by too quickly!!

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Doesn't that technique turnout beautifully Sally, the depth and richness of colour are gorgeous.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Sal, forgot to say thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Paula (PEP) said...

I love both this technique & the owl - must use him soon for he's such a beauty. You're right about it being ever so therapeutic with the colouring.
Love your addition of those leaves too.
Paula (PEP)

Meggymay said...

A fantastic technique the owl looks wonderful. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

Vicky Hayes said...

There's a lovely 70s vibe to this bright card Sally! The black magic technique was a great choice for this owl. Vicky x

Carola Bartz said...

The owl is beautiful, and thank you for explaining the technique, I will try it. I know of stmaping on black paper with versamark and then color it with perfect pearls or pearl ex. Looks very beautiful as well.

herminesplace said...

Its lovely

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, I love how you've done this technique.thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Faith A said...

Oh! WOW, this is fabulous, love the black and bright colours, perfect choice.
I have caught up AGAIN with your fab cards, Love the lighthouse and your LURVE cards with snippets are wonderful.

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Sally, what a super owl such beautiful colours he really is a stunner, what a fab technique.


Dots Dabbles said...

I hadn't heard of that technique either, but it looks amazing! Such a gorgeous image, coloured beautifully!
Thankyou for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful this black magic. Wonderful owl, love it
lovely greet and nice weekend

Yvonne Garner said...

What a cool technique! Love your choice of background paper too. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

DesignerDiva said...

What a fab technique Sally and I love the overall card - stunning work
Thank you for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx