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Sunday, 26 November 2017

International Art and Soul Challenge 22

The challenge at International Art and Soul for this fortnight is Buttons and Bows!

I immediately thought of my bow dies - from Creative Expressions, I think, and from there, I thought Easel Card, and this is the result.

The main image uses a stamp from Creative Impressions, stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers. I edged the image with a little Distress ink.

The background was created with Distress Ink. I used my Gelli Plate for the first time here. First I applied an overall layer of Distress ink Old Paper, then used a stencil. Through that, I applied some Peeled Paint  and Crushed Olive. I printed the result onto some card, but was a little disappointed at the lack of background colour. So, I applied some more using some Ink Dusters - using Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, and finally some Pine Needles. On the base of the card, that's it. For the background of the upright section, I then added a regular stamp using more Pine Needles. The stamp is one of the small ones from an Inky Doodles repeatable background set.

And finally, the last bit, but actually, the first bit I thought of, is the die cut bow.

I rather like the image and suspect it'll turn up in a number of colour combinations among this year's Christmas cards. I definitely need some practice with my Gelli Plate - I suspect it'll prove versatile, but we'll see!

Hope you can join us!

4 comments:

Planetsusie said...

This looks great Josephine and I love how you used the bow die for the easel. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Hazel said...

My favourite colour and your card looks great. I have that bow die and forget to use it almost all the time. Duh! Hazel x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Josephine, this is very pretty - that bow is amazing!

Mimi said...

What a fabulous tree stamp from Creative Impression, very funky and beautifully coloured too. You were so right to start with your bow die on this one as the end result has come together beautifully :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxxx

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