Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Created By Hand Challenge


This week's Created by Hand challenge is to use walnut ink. The background for this card was created by mixing two colours of Ecoline watercolour ink with Winsor and Newton Iridescent Medium, spraying onto wet 140 pound Arches cold pressed Watercolour paper, then spraying droplets of reconstituted walnut ink crystals onto the still wet first layer. After it was dry, I stamped this beautiful new Quietfire Design sentiment stamp with Black Versafine Ink, then outlined the stamped layer with Krylon 18Kt gold leafing ink. I mounted the stamped layer on a a piece of formerly ecru cardstock I'd sprayed with walnut ink, then mounted both pieces on another piece of the prepared watercolour paper. After I mounted these on black cardstock, I added the organza ribbon and teapot charm.
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15 comments:

Char said...

Wonderful piece. Great colors.

Kelly said...

gorgeous card! thanks for sharing the background technique!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is such a beautiful card and I love how you have added the charm to conform with the great word message. Excellent!

Kimmie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

scotspanda said...

beautiful card Deborah, love the subtle colours

lotsalove

Amanda xx

vintage wil said...

gorgeous card !!!
beautiful background.

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Deborah,

This is beautiful, I love the sentiment, so casual and fitting for a card to a friend. The walnut technique is great and cute little pewter embellie. Thanks for sharing! :)

Hugs,
Julie

Angie C said...

Stunning card, love the background

Shelly Hickox said...

Gorgeous! I love your colors.

Kreativgeschwafel said...

what a wonderful card!

Sue McGettigan said...

Just LOVE it - tea and a cute card/quote wrapped up together = perfect :)

Yogi said...

Very very nice

carolann said...

Fantastic work well done hun xxxx

carolann said...

Brilliant card the image is fantastic
the colours you have used
look so fab well done hun xxxx

stamp and scrape said...

Such an elegant card. Thanks for explaining how you did the background - it looks stunning.
Ros