Friday, 24 January 2014

Freestyle

Hello.  Welcome.  Hope this isn't going to be boring for you.  It's another post featuring my new favourite technique by Ellen Vargo.  In my last post I followed her colours closely.  This time I decided to go blue.  This was also inspired by the challenge over at The Greeting Farm which is red, white and blue, but more of that later........

I liked all of Ellen's posts and decided in addition to the background I would take some of the techniques from her tag post.


So I started with 4 blues.  The lightest has been a bit obscured and it was looking very dark before I added the red and then the white.  That brought it back to life. 


Sorry, overexposed but I've included it to show the additions at this stage.  I have stamped with DI Salty Ocean but it doesn't show in the photo.  I used a Hero Arts stamp to add some stripes in white but it was too structured so I knocked it back with a baby wipe.  You can still see them middle top but they are nicely muted now.  I added white dots and some words in black on the LHS.  


I cut a piece from the LHS to make this DL card.  I added a red border on two sides.  I wasn't brave enough to use paint so resorted to a red paint marker.  I outlined with white pen.  My Prima Doll stamp is paper pieced and I put lace around the bottom of her skirt.  


Here you can see the black word stamping more clearly.  The 18 is diecut in black card and mounted on a metal tag.  I drew a thick black line across the top of her skirt to look like a belt and added a metal butterfly from Korthobby as a buckle.  There are three mini pearls from Storyteller on her alice band and another one in the hole of the tag.  The Gratulerer (Congratulations) is a Kort og Godt stamp.  

My 18th birthday card is joining the fun at

Thanks for dropping by.  I have a lot of this backgroud left and some ideas of how to use it so I am sure you will be seeing it again soon.......

Take care.  Keep warm.  Off to check out the latest PaperArtsy post......

8 comments:

  1. Så artig kort da !!!
    Takk for at du deltar i Korthobbyutfordringen !
    Klem Wenche

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  2. Love the details you've put in to finish the doll (you do like that stamp!!!), the lace is just an awesome touch!

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  3. Love the red, white and blue, a fabulous card. I have to try this technique I looks such fun.

    Sylv xx

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  4. wonderful, I love the finishing touches of the red markers and the lace.

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  5. Fabulous, great background and pretty doll.

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  6. Gorgeous card, great mix of colours.

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  7. Seemingly, you and I are both Ellen Vargo fans, Gail. You have done her teachings well by creating this beautiful card. Love that "buckle," too! Mwah! KayW

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