Saturday, 24 January 2009

Graphicus Monthly Challenge

Graphicus have started running a monthly challenge, it's a two pronged challenge where there's a theme and a colour scheme, you can either combine the two or make two entries if you prefer (check out the Graphicus Blog, Glenda explains it much better than I). January's theme is Celebrate and the colour scheme is Plum and Gold.

For my entry I have stamped the background in gold and then plum using the border stamp from the new Elusive Images Harlequin Rose set, the other side of the background is very lightly sponged in gold and Versafine crimson red. The oval I made using a mixture of Wild Plum, Cranberry and Egg Plant alcohol inks which I then sprayed with Gold Glimmer mist, whilst it was still wet I pressed some bubble wrap onto the bottom half but left the top half to dry as it was. I then stamped and embossed with gold onto acetate one of the fairy images again from an Elusive Images set. The wings I sprinkled with glitter, I then stamped just the wings onto fantasy film with Stazon, cut them out and attached them to the acetate image to give some movement. When dry the fairy was attached to the oval mount with sticky fixers and silicone glue and the oval mount was attached to the base card with sticky fixers. When I took the photograph of the card the sun was shining so the oval mount has shown up as more pink than plum!


Lynne K said...

How lovely! The different elements complement each other beautifully.

stamp and scrape said...

Lovely design and collaging.

Sue said...

What a beautiful card, I love your fairy wings xx

Sue said...

Lovely Jan, great colours

xxx Sue

Artyjen said...

The border stamp looks great as do the wings.