Thursday, 30 January 2014

Card {with Vintage Ink and the Dog and regular I&D stamps by Suzanne Czosek}

Hi everyone, Suzz here. I have popped back to the PaperArtsy blog to bring you this card project. It is full of interest and texture and I hope you enjoy seeing the process. 

I have been busy playing with my gelli plate and the Fresco Finishes (ClaretSnowflakeVintage Lace)  to create a pretty-in-pink background. 

I started playing with equal parts of Claret and Snowflake on the Gelli Plate as the base color mixed together. I took a strip of sequin waste and used it to pull the paint off and added in Vintage Lace.  I ended up with a few different pieces of background papers. .

I picked out one of the backgrounds,and began by stamping the Wings Plate 1 in Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil. 

Then I decided to mix in some script from Vintage ID02  using Ranger Archival Ink - Aquamarine. 

I  added a few more butterflies and text  from the Wings set in brown,layering them over the stamped script to build depth. 

I decided that the brown text needed framing. So I placed a bingo chip over the sentiment and used a brown pen to circle the words.

 I loved how the circles turned out, and decided to stamp in some splotches from the Hot Picks Xtra01 - Backgrounds.

To finish it off I added in a few smaller circles by inking up the end of my stylus and pen on the ink pad and stamping them around the circles.

 Finally I stamped another butterfly and layered it over the main image,  I then used watercolor pencils to add a touch of blue and yellow on  all the images. To add further interest I distressed the edges with a prima tool before matting onto black cardstock. 

I hope you feel inspired and I can't wait to see what you come up with if you get a moment. Suzz. 

A huge thank you Suzanne from PaperArtsy HQ. It is great to see an example of Fresco paints being used on the Gelli plate. A wonderful background for all your details. The pink and blue blend so well and make the brown focal images even more striking. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00 (London time) Sunday February 2nd 2014


Helen said...

Fabulous suzz!!

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous, the different look great & work perfectly together.

Michelle Webb said...

ooo I love it, those grungy edges are fab and the colours scheme, and the stamps, Just love the lot! Michelle x

Unknown said...

Beautiful. I love the contrasting colours, what a great piece.

Emma x

Juliz Design Post said...

Loving your paint effect. Julie x

Hazel Agnew said...

Textures, colours, images, all fab and exciting! X

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!! xx

Carol Q said...

wonderfully distressed and grungy Suzz!

Unknown said...

beautiful-love the colours

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fantastic background and colours

Unknown said...

gorgeous-love the colours

Sid said...

What fab colour choices !!

craftimamma said...

Good to see you back Sue. Wonderful mix of colours, textures and stamps. Love the highlighting around the images.

Lesley Xx

Julie Lee said...

I love this Suzz, it really made me want a Gelli plate even more! The stamps you used are still my favourites: they were the first PA stamps I ever bought! Julie Ann xx

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous work Suzanne! Nicola x

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