Hi all. This latest card was made featuring a recently acquired Chocolate Baroque Stamp called Canary Bird Rose over a gelli print background.
I started with the gelli print. I got the inspiration from Heather Telford who used a piece of corrugated cardboard to make the grid pattern. I improvised a bit and embossed a series of vertical lines on to a thick piece of card and etched them with a ball tool as deeply as possible. I used lime green and orange acrylic paint and my brayer to spread them both and pressed the embossed card on to it in both directions, and after lifting it away I thought it was a bit dark so I went over it with a bit more of the lime green which lifted some of the original paint off, and when I pulled the print this is what I ended up with which I love. I then stamped the flower using Versafine Toffee Ink and I coloured it with my Inktense Pencils using a waterbrush to move the colour around and blend. I finished by adding the sentiment using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and added a bit of Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink blended around the edges and white gel pen on the stamens before adding it to my usual 6" square white card.
Thank you for dropping by today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - July - Beautiful Blooms.
Stamping Sensations Challenge - July - For a Lady.
NBUS Challenge - No. 28 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 633/4 Feminine/for a Lady.
Seize the Birthday Challenge - No. 219 Anything Goes/Travel.
WOW!!! Just amazing. Your improvisation with the embossed cardstock on the gelly plate to make the background achieved a wonderful result!!! And fabulous colouring on the Canary bird rose!! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque July challenge!!!
Gorgeous, Love that background and loving your gelli prints and wow your rose is stunning ♥
Gelli backgrounds never fail to amaze me in their versatility Pat and that no two are ever the same providing a truly unique finish. This one is very effective with the hints of green coming through and making a lovely backdrop to CB's beautiful Canary Bird Rose.
As always it's lovely to see you at We Love Chocolate Baroque, thank you so much for joining in.
Back to thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges as well.
Pulling a print from a gelli plate is always an adventure and I love that you're never sure what the result will be. This is a lovely card and thanks for the explanation too, very helpful.
A very artistic card Pat. I love how you've made your background and I may very well dig out some corrugated card and have a go at something similar......when it cools down a little! I love the warm colours that you've used and it's a beautiful stamp. I can very well see how you were drawn to it x
What a fabulous gel plate background and I love how you improvised with the embossed lines.....great effect Pat x. Pretty water colouring with the inktense pencils and what a beautiful card x.
What a gorgeous card Pat, I love the gel plate background, never tried that, the floral image is so pretty and your colouring is fabulous, love it all, Kate x
Amazing card Pat! Love your gelli print background and the gorgeous Canary Bird Rose. The rose is so beautiful! xx
I'm very impressed with your techniques Pat... Your background is so lovely and the flower perfectly colored... A pretty and artistic card that no doubt will delight the recipient!
Wow, beautiful!! Love the warm atmosphere of your very pretty card and how the flower blends so well into the background! Great technique too!!
Love the background you created and the flower on top really works. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque challenges. Anesha
Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Your gelli print background looks fabulous Pat, and the pretty rose on top is perfect with it, the recipient will love this! Thankyou too for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x
Amazing design, Pat. I love everything about this card. xx
A Stunningly beautiful card, Pat! Such a beautiful gelli print and the stunning canary bird rose is coloured so beautifully x
Wow - this is brilliant and I love your ingenuity at making your own “corrugated cardboard”.
Hugs, Sarn xxx
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