Monday, 26 May 2008

STAMP SOMETHING ... Week 3 'Faux'

When i saw the challenge for this week, i thought that i would do faux stitching because that is quite easy! But then, it is supposed to be a 'challenge', so i wanted to try something else as well :)

So, for my design today i decided to dig out one of my JudiKins cube stamps and try a 'faux marble' background. I also have several quote stamps, which i never seem to use often enough, which is a pity as the words are so beautiful!
My backgound was created on glossy card, using Colorbox cats eye chalks in Dark Peony, and Wisteria. Once dry my 'marble' effect was stamped with Archival Jet Black. I added a small piece of black card embossed with Cuttlebug 'swiss dots' and some ribbon and fibres from stash.
The wonderful quote panel is from Penny Black, which i've 'faux' stitched before mounting on the card front.
It's raining here and blowing a gale, so nothing to be done outdoors!! perfect for spending the rest of the day playing with stamps and paper!!! Bliss :0)

5 comments:

  1. Ohh, Carol! This is stunning!!!

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  2. wonderful job doing faux marble, it looks beautiful! I also love the black swiss dots with it! thanks for playing.

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  3. Wow Carol this is absdolutely gorgeous and I love that marble effect especially the colours you have used

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  4. Well done you for trying a new technique, this looks great! I love the colours!

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  5. Beautiful card Carol! Love the faux marble and the faux stitching. Great colors and what a lovely sentiment too. Thanks for playing along again! :)

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