Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Greens?



Hello my crafty friends, Today I've been making a card for  LIM62 Chrissie and Mandi require 3 greens and as they are  the divas we obey :0) LOL 

 Three Shades of Green.







 Here is a montage of the processes after the initial embossing

The card was stamped with the starburst in two colours of green (Versacolor ink pad limone), then clear embossed, I masked (1) to give a panel of colour which was two colours of green by Tim Holtz Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint. Over the top of that I stamped the flower in black (2) I masked and stamped twice more (3) but because I used a pigment ink I had to use a green mica powder to seal it and stop it rubbing off the embossed design (4)
Card candy from Craftwork cards, mine was silver and I coloured with copic pens.

I used stamps by Banana Frog sadly no longer in production :{
Mica powder, FX from Dreamweaver

I'm off to visit some lovely Limettes now, thanks for stopping here:0) Leave a comment and I can visit you too, Gay xxx

40 comments:

Susan said...

Glad you stuck with it, because the final card is just beautiful! I really like that flower that you stamped in black...very dramatic and simply awesome!

Wishcraft said...

Fabulous card Gay! Love the stamps and love how you've used them too :o) Lisa x

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cool, Gay! I love that you showed how you did it.

lililindsay said...

I'm back! Lovely tutorial as to how you achieved this inspiring design. Lilian

Sasha said...

Fabulous card, Gay! Brilliant take on the challenge. I love the stamping technique you used x

Mynnette said...

What an AMAZING use of masking, Gay! This is absolutely fabulous!!!!! :)

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Gay,love the techniques you have used.xxx

nicolet said...

A beautiful card Gay!
Hugs nicolet

Chrissie said...

This is another super card Gay, I don't suppose many people would realise the amount of work and thought which is needed to make a card such as this.
Great stuff!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Daniele said...

what a lov ely effect, great card
hugs

craftattack said...

Lovely and unusual card! Love the colours! Valerie

Lynn said...

Wow Gay, this is fab. The outline stamp is very striking. Lynn x

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, this is stunning hun! Jo x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ooh Gay . . .this is a brilliant card for the challenge.

Thanks for the info on how you did it. xxx

Scrapmate said...

What a lovely effect & a stunning CAS card.

Karin said...

Wow, beautiful card!

Vicky Hayes said...

Wonderfully effective Gay and very skilfully done too! I love that black flower outline layered over the sponged background. Vicky x

Suze Bain said...

Wow Gay, I love this. The way you've done the flowers is just fab! xx

Diane said...

This is fantastic Gay. I looked at the card and couldn't instantly see how you had done it, so the photos were fab, the effect is brilliant. I was a big fan of banana frog stamps, very sad they stopped.
Diane

Loli said...

Hola Gay, very original design, thank you for your tutorial, clever idea, gorgeous card, well done!
A hug from Palma

Faith A said...

A really beautiful card Gay. Love it.

Just catching up, haven't been visiting blogs for the last few weeks, but have just spent a few happy minutes catching up on your beautiful cards and projects.

Valerie said...

Lovely original design Gay, the flower outline really stands out. Are you going to Ally Pally this weekend?
Val x

Rosemary said...

wow.. your cards are just gorgeous, gay... love the depth of color you achieved... so rich!

Katina said...

Fabulous technique Gay,and such a sophisticated design. Love it!
xx

Carol Q said...

very pretty, lovely effect.

Jenni's Jems said...

Really like the dramatic black flowers against the green background and thanks for showing it step by step x

Christine said...

This is a great card Gay! Thank you for the explaination!
Hug
Christine

kingstonmama said...

So pretty, Gay. I love seeing the process you went through making this beautiful card. Ann Y.

Jenny said...

ooo I think I managed to get that set :0)
Love the starburst centres...loved seeing how you created the card :0)
I gather our paths might cross on Sunday??? it would be good if they did :0)
Jenny x

Linda R said...

So very creative my sweet friend. I love how you used the mask!

I do hope you are enjoying your week.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is stunning, I love the layout you have used really effective, fabulous creation huggles Pops x x x

Aileen said...

Love your card design and flower stamp. x

DoodleSuze said...

Fab Card and Fab Technique!

Anja said...

It's a very pretty card and so much work!

Mrs.B said...

A stunning card Gay, love the technique you have used, thanks for the little tut.
Avril xx

Mandi said...

Terrific card Gay
Enjoy Sunday, wish I was going too


So sorry I'm so late this week
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Lisa Arana said...

what a fabulous design Gay! I love your center burst and the masking is perfect-o.

baileyrosy.com said...

Wozer ! stunning card and great tut, you dont do things by half do you ! Fantastic colours and great making, the result another Gay masterpiece.

Marie

Shirley said...

Gay, that is just too lovely! Very simply creative and elegant too!

hazel said...

A beautiful card Gay, a fabulous colour [my favorite] and I love the flowers.
xxx Hazel.