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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Eastern Adventure


Hi Folks, I have been working with the new MagicalLandscapes/Fantasy Castles Multibuy stamp set again and wanted to show their versatility. I have made a card with a bit of an Eastern flavour which I am showing you today.

I created a wrinkle free Distress background using Ripe Persimmon and Antique Linen Distress re-inkers, and then stamped a large paisley stamp from Indian Elephant using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink. I used a palm tree stamp from Peace on Earth showing that Christmas stamps can be used all year round, not just at Christmas! The sentiment is from the Artistic Affirmations stamp set.

I stamped the main image onto a piece of white card using gold embossing powder, and coloured the image with Distress Markers, sticking to the blue and orange theme of the card as much as possible. Finally, I swirled some blue and orange Distress Ink around the edge of the card to soften the white background. I used some Versamark around the edges of the main background card, and added some gold embossing powder, which I heated to melt. Some dark blue card to mat the layers completed the card.




I thought that this would make a great 'Bon Voyage' card for someone heading off on their travels. These castles are so adaptable, and I have lots of plans for different settings, so watch this space!
Thanks for stopping by, xx

4 comments:

Paula (PEP) said...

Your gold detail on the castle scene echoed by the gold embossing around the edge adds a real sumptuousness to this & I love the way the gold bridges the bright persimmon background & the royal blue cardstock. Keeping the orange & blue colour scheme but in very different shades for the image panel is a super design feature & I love your use of the Christmas stamp to echo both the minaret towers & the tree image in the magical landscape……… I could go on but I'm not sure whether Blogger has a comments word limit……
Paula (PEP)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Love the color choices you made and the image is amazing.

Elaine said...

This is lovely Judith. I love the warmth of your main colour and as Paula siad the gold around the edges together with your embossing pulls it all together perfectly. The blue adds a perfect contracts. The Indian Textile stamp in the background is perfect for adding a little Eastern promise and the use of the Christmas stamp is a great idea. A super design. Elaine xxx

craftimamma said...

Gorgeously rich colours perfectly suited to a castle setting. Fabulous mix of complimentary stamps Judith and love your colouring of the castle. Lovely to see you on Thursday my friend and only 4 weeks now till Ally Pally ;D.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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