Tuesday 14 April 2009

Graphicus Guild With One Themeplate Challenge

Wow, two posts in one night. Over on the Graphicus Guild chat group they decided to start a friendly 'challenge'. They chose one of the Elusive Images stamp themeplates and then left it open for any group member to add a card to the photo album made using stamps from the chosen themeplate as and when they made one. This was to see how many different ways we could come up with to use the same plate and I have to say there are loads with some fantastic inspiration. Some of the very talented Guild members have made several cards but I'm just chuffed with myself for making one as I'm really bad for thinking I'll join in with something and then not getting round to it.

The themeplate chosen by the group is Delightful Damask. For my base card I used a lovely pearlised very dark blue A4 sheet folded in half. I also used the same type of card for matting and layering my image and sentiment. I then trimmed a little from an A5 sheet of ivory pearlised card and then stamped at random with one of the smaller images from the plate. I used Versamark ink and Moonglow mica pigment powders in 3 different shades. I also used the same card, ink and powders to stamp the sentiment. Unfortunately, the dark bronze powder I used makes it look as though I have dirty smudges on the card in the photo but IRL it doesn't look like that.

I then stamped the main image onto acetate using Stazon and then applied gilding flakes to the back with double sided adhesive sheet and attached this to the dark blue layer with brads. The lovely leaf embellishments were bought from Crafty Notions at the NEC last year (and now I wish I'd bought some more). I tied ribbon round the stamped card layer and and positioned this on the card front with dst then added the main image and the sentiment with 3D foam pads.


Theresa Momber said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love those colors.

Debbie said...

This is fabulous Lesley, I love the pretty papers and the image is beautiful...you are clever I wouldn't know where to start with mica powders :) Debbie x

Shirley said...

A real work of art, Lesley! I love tghe background you created!

Beryl said...

This is wonderful. I'll have to look at those stamps again. Thank you for going into all the details of the making of it. The colours are fabulous.
Thanks for visting and leaving a lovely comment. I've joind your followers list so I don't miss anything in the future.
Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Wonderful techniques here, thanks for sharing! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog too, have a great day, Lesley!

Phree said...

Gorgous card Lesley, great colours and those leaf embellishments are lovely.

stamp and scrape said...

This is so pretty - I bought some metallic flakes at the NRC but haven't used them yet. What I didn't see there were those wonderful leaf embellies - what a wonderful find!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

Your colour combinations on here are great. Very rich looking card. Love it!