Sunday, 18 August 2013

Tangled baubles

Hi folks, here are a couple more Christmas samples for you using the Tangled Baubles Big Background stamp. For my first sample, I created a background using alcohol inks. I dropped alcohol inks onto some water in an old ice cream tub, and then dipped my card into the tub, ensuring the background was completely covered with colour. Once I had dried the background with a heatgun, I stamped the image using archival ink. I stamped part of the image again onto another spare piece of card, also coloured with the alcohol inks, so that I could decoupage one of the baubles. I added some co-ordinating card to mat and layer the image, and stamped a sentiment from the Gothic Angels stamp sheet.I simply added some ribbon to finish.

My second card uses the Tangled Bauble stamp again as my focal point, and this time, I simply stamped the image with black archival ink. I then watercoloured the background using some red paint, adding shading for depth around the baubles. I stamped a sentiment from the Pears and Baubles stamp sheet onto a piece of card, slightly larger than the sentiment itself. I used a permanent pen to draw a design around the outside, and after making sure that it was completely dry, I used the same watercolour paint to colour the border. I used some co-ordinating card to add some matting and layering again.

These simple cards are quite quick to make, and would be great for anyone who loves Zentangle.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


Paula Whittaker said...

wow loving both these cards - gorgeous.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Judith, they both look so different.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

The effect of the decoupaged bauble with the ribbon bow is delightful & I particularly like the way you edgesd the sentiment with the mauve to tie in with both your matting & the background. The inverted corners of the sentiment provide a lovely contrast to the rounded corners of the image panel itself.
The second card is my favourite though - it's the softness of the watercolouring against the crispness of the white/black stamping & the tangled decoration around the sentiment leaving the sentiment itself boldly contrasting with the white. The matting of red & black is quite striking. I think I'll need to invest in some Archival Inks in the near future too.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

I love how you have achieved the 3D effect on both these cards but with totally different techniques. As you know zentangle is not a favourite of mine but I get the feeling I am in the minority these days, lol!

Lesley Xx

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