Friday, 7 March 2014

Black and White and Orange

Hello.  Welcome.  Another very wet day here so a chance to work on a PaperArtsy inspired project.  This week Clare Lloyd is back with some lovely projects and I particularly liked her ATC post.    I loved the technique and decided to make a card


I started by spreading some paint around on some card.  If you like messy you'll enjoy this.  Or maybe it was just me....  Then I stamped with JM34 and cut out the flowers.  


I loved Clare's background but couldn't find a suitable stamp.  I did find a piece of wire mesh that I inked and stamped with.  If you think it's a great idea just be aware that most mesh is over layed so you can only stamp with one direction then you re-ink, rotate and stamp again.  The imperfect effect is pleasing.   I also used Crafty Individuals Splat stamp.  


I scattered my flowers and decided they needed a vase.  The best thing I came up with is this lovely bottle from LPC001.  I drew some stems to ground the flowers.  Maybe I need a shadow under the bottle as well.

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Thanks for your visit.  Your comments are little rays of sunshine on these grey days.  Have a great weekend everyone.  Hugs

14 comments:

  1. fabulous card. thanks for joining us @ PaperArtsy this week. x

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  2. Great paint background For the flowers, they really pop on the white stamped card.

    Sylv xx

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  3. Wonderful use of unusual items to stamp with, I love using 'found' objects. Flowers look great, but yes I think you need a light shadow under your vase.

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  4. Awesome project! beautiful flowers technique and black spots and wire mesh stamped are great!! xx

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  5. Love the bright colours and the splats! The mesh impression is really good too, I need to find myself something suitable...

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  6. yes I get messy all the time - finger marks everywhere ! love the bright flowers against the black and white xx

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  7. Wow, Gail! Talk about a "pop" of color! This is absolutely brilliant and I am going to do this. Maybe in greens for St. Patrick's Day! ;-) Thanks for sharing the technique.

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  8. Oh this is really lovely!

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  9. Gorgeous, I love those flowers! Great use of a piece of mesh for the background.

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  10. What a great idea to stamp with mesh! It looks really good! I love how those orange flowers stand out against the white background. Julie Ann xxx

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  11. This is so effective, Gail, I love the brightly coloured blooms and the bottle!

    Lucy x

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  12. A wonderful take on Clare's post Gail!
    Alison xxx

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  13. It's lovely and what a great idea to use wire mesh. Love the look.

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  14. Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous ATC, I love the oranges with the white and black :-) Kezzy xxx

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