Thursday, 29 October 2009

Flight of Fancy

I am really quite disappointed with this photograph. The original looks so much better ( well I think so anyway! LOL)

This is a 6" x 4" greetings card. I bought these stamps ages ago -(can't for the life of me remember whose they are)- the plate is four birds with varying degrees of fancy tails and flourishes. The challenge at Tuesday Taggers this week is 'Bursts of Colour' and over at Theme Thursday, this week's offering is 'Favourite Colours'. As I love all colours I couldn't select a favourite so decided to do a rainbow of colours instead and combine the two challenges.

The bird was stamped using Brilliance Ink Pads in Peacock and Twilight colours on glossy paper. The irredescence of these inks does not show up at all on the pic - (tried using the flash on the camera too - all I got was a silver outline!) - but trust me the lovely shimmering effect of these ink pads looks really nice on the gloss paper!

I used the same ink pads for the background of the card and this time ventured a try out with a brayer. Must confess I'm not very proficient with brayering technique but am not too upset at how the background turned out really, even though I definitley do need some more practice! I then used the flourishes from another of the bird stamps and stamped over the background.

Finally I stamped the words using the purple part of the Twilight ink pad. The rainbow organza ribbon came from my stash - can't remember where I got this from either - but I definitely need some more!

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Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your art piece is lovely, Viv! The colors are delicate and they harmonize so well with one another. Gorgeous. Hugs, Gayle.

blackdragon said...

This is just so pretty... great use of colours, they all blend so beautifully.
Thank you so much for joining us at TUESAY TAGGERS this week.
hope you join us again very soon.
hugs lynx

K said...

lovely card!

Unknown said...

Viv this is beautiful, I think at this time off year we are all having "Camera Exposure Problems", there is just not enough light, Love the way you have made this. Thank you so much for joining us at TT this week, hope to see you back next week. Hugs Avril xxx

Hermine said...

Very elegant

Teri said...

Lovely card - great colours!
Thanks for sharing at TT this week.
Teri x

Terri said...

You have made a beautiful card! The colors are wonderful!

Michelle said...

A fantastic 'Burst of colour' for Tuesday Taggers. Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week
x Michelle

Femmy said...

great card!!