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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Meadow in the Sunset








This design is another entry to the latest Chocolate Baroque challenge   http://chocolatebaroquechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/.  As I've already said I absolutely LOVE these colours, and I loved creating this card!  I have used stamps from several CB sets; Nature's Table, Words of Inspiration, and Design a Tree.  I have used Distress Inks, Versafine Ink, Aqua Tints and gilding wax to colour this piece.  The focal panel is a piece of white card onto which I have painted bands of colour with the Aqua Tints, letting them bleed and blend into each other.  I stamped a bare tree slightly off centre in Sepia ink, then added the leaves.  I created a setting sun on the horizon using a paintbrush and water to faux bleach.  I added a little colour back with some distress ink.  With a stencil I added some hills to the lower third with some DI to add perspective and to ground the tree.  I then stamped several floral images with DI's to create a meadow in the foreground.   I stamped a sentiment at the top of the panel and blended ink around the edges.  I cut some dark card to create a frame around the focal panel and embossed it in a folder, adding highlights with gilding wax. I then attached the whole piece to a base card.   Next I took another piece of white card and painted it with Aqua Tints as before.  When dry I die cut some flowers and swirls, added ink to the edges then shaped with a ball tool.  I coloured a couple of small pearls with gilding wax and added them to the centres of the flowers.  I added the flowers, swirls and some skeleton leaves at opposite corners with dimensional glue.  This is a beautiful card that would be good for many occasions and male or female cards.   

8 comments:

  1. This is bright and beautiful! You put so much work into this and it shows-it's a great card. I love the colours

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    1. Thank you very much Birgit, I love the colours too :)

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  2. Ooooh! What a smouldering hot scene you've created. It's sizzling!
    Fabulous amount of detail and so much work has gone into this. It's a wonderful labour of love.
    Sharon xx

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    1. aaw thank you Sharon! :) As I keep saying I LOVE these colours :D

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  3. A super card Penny, a beautiful sunset scene, with lots of stamping detail. Your frame is fabulous with lots of texture, perfectly highlighted by the gilding wax. Thanks for another great entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

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    1. Hi Judith, thank you very much :)

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  4. Hi Penny another fantastic card, your blending is gorgeous and your choice of stamps is brilliant, love your card, Kate x

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    1. Hi Kate, thank you very much for your lovely comment :) x

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