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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Purple and Gold for the Woodware challenge

Good Morning,
At least I hope that this has appeared at the scheduled time.
Today I am once again filling in at the Woodware challenge for the lovely Siobhan who is enjoying a well deserves rest.
This week Dorothy has asked us to make something Purple and Gold. Now you know me, I got a bit carried away as usual and made two cards.
They both use the same stamps and papers, I just cut them out using a different shaped nestie.
I stamped a piece of white card using the Artemio Musical background stamp and a Gold Encore ink pad.
Having dried it with my heat gun I then stamped and embossed the Magenta flowers over the top using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. This acts as a resist and the music shows through the image.
The purple colour has been achieved using a combination of Purple Memory Mist ink which was spritzed over the image and then Dusty Concord ink which was sponged over it
Having cut the image out using a nestie, I tapped around the edge with a versamark ink pad and embossed it with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.
The background paper is from my stash and has been stamped using Dusty Concord ink.
The stamped greeting is a sneak peek of one of the fantastic new stamps that Jane let me play with.
This card has been made in exactly the same manner, I just stamped the musical background using Dusty Concord ink instead of the gold encore.
The ribbon, nailheads and card candy are all available through a Woodware stockist.
 The embossed background is a Cuttlebug Embossing folder.
Happy Birthday is also from the same lovely new stamp set that Jane loaned me. I added Aged Gold Embossing Enamel to the outer edge of of both cards.
I hope that you feel suitable inspired and that you will join us HERE with your Purple and Gold creations.
Have a wonderful day, lets hope that it is another sunny one.
Happy Crafting.
hugs Kimx

5 comments:

  1. These are both stunning as I am a fan of purple but the top one is my fav because I particularly love that shaped piece, its just someting about the curves that always catch my eye.

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  2. Gorgeous cards, both of them. Thank you for sharing your techniques for the gold features on your cards.
    Liz xx

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  3. Beautiful use of one of my fav stamps - the manuscript - the colours and techniques are super. Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

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  4. This is beautiful Kim, fabulous technique and colour! X

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  5. Gorgeous colours Kim. Love the cards, thanks for describing the techniques used. Anne x

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