Hello you lovely people,
Well did you all manage to catch what was meant to be a Pick of a Week show for Sheena Douglass with her Oriental Theme. What a woman, she had a sell out in just three days and that means there are a lot of you out there about to get some amazing crafting items land on your door step.
This was one of my favourite pieces that I made for the show and it was the sample that they had on an easel to highlight this set of stamps.
I cut a piece of black card to 8"x 8" and then a piece of Centura Pearl a little smaller to be able to matt and layer.
I used a piece of cut and dry foam and Pumice Stone and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and blended this over the centura pearl card on the non coated side of the card. Once you have done the blending you will look at the card and think, that can't be right as it looks nothing at this stage. Once you have done the other bits to build the background up is when you see the magic and when the colours come to life. I flicked water over the card and allowed it to lift the colour in places.
I then used Versa Mark Ink and the Small Tree Stamp along with the Written Panel and stamped these over the background and I covered them with dry Primary Element Powders. While brushing on the primary elements I brushed some of the loose powder over the whole area of card. I then lightly spritzed the card and watched as the primary elements came to life in little beaded areas. This is when you really get to see the colours come to life.
The tree, bridges, birds on the branch and the sentiment were all stamped and heat embossed. I coloured a small piece of card and used a circle punch to cut a disk to put the oriental coin on. The lanterns were cut out from some of the papers and stuck on the bridges.
It is a shame that the photo can not show you just how wonderful that background looks in the flesh. It is a technique that Sheena has done on Create and Craft so if you have any recorded shows look back at them to see if you have it.
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