Thursday, 7 February 2013

Verdigris Tree

Hi Folks, here's a sample using the Fantasy Woodland tree set again. I've stamped the image of an orange tree onto some Prima Firefly paper, and coloured it with pencils. As it is a fantasy tree, I have used my own colour scheme, and so the fruit have become a rather fetching plum colour! I then edged the paper with Verdigris embossing powder.

For the background, I used a deep purple iridescent card, which I embossed, and then painted with Vintaj patina paint. Once it was dry, I rubbed some of the paint back, to reveal the dark card underneath, to give the feeling of old lead. I added a word on a label made from the Firefly paper again, and some burgundy satin ribbon.

This is the first time that I have used these paints. I had them set aside to use with metal, but they work really well on card, so I'll definitely use them again this way.

Glenda is currently doing a giveaway on the Design Team Blog if you are quick and make a comment on the giveaway post, you are in with a chance of winning some of the fabulous new stamps.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


Paula Whittaker said...

what a clever way to do the background....might have to get some Vintaj patina paint now!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

This is gorgeous .. As always!!! I love the image and those paints look fab Px

Gerrina said...

The background is so beautiful! And the stamp from CB is popping out beuatiful. Great card! Greetings, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

A quite amazing combination of the different media & I love the sense of fantasy you incorporated. The deep russetty colours really enhance the aquas & greens & I particularly like the way the leaves of the tree are echoed in the embossed background.
The little brads add a lovely sense of metal to the whole too.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Hello Judith until I read it I thought you had used metal for the embossed background, I will have to try to Vintaj paints like that. Lovely card and that plum colouring really complements the back ground.

craftimamma said...

Wow Judith, this is gorgeous. As always your colouring is fabulous but that background is wonderful. The colours are beautiful and accent the more muted colours in the tree perfectly. Gorgeous work buddy.

Lesley Xx

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