Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Lynne Perrella Christmas Card Inspired by Wanda Hentges
One of the delightful new Guest Designers on Paper Artsy, Wanda, did a great background technique using a credit card to scrape Frescos onto Smoothy Heavy Weight Card and build up layers and knock them back. Such a great technique to have in your arsenal and so quick to do. It creates great visual texture and a little paint goes a long way. I used the same colours as Wanda, from Lin's new set with Plum, Marlin, and Evergreen, and added a little Dusty Teal, and Chalk for knocking back. I didn't have an old credit card as I cut back on store cards years ago so I cut up an ice cream lid. It is very important to eat lots of ice cream so you always have plenty of lids. Top Tip.
I'm not big on Christmas so I used a Lynne Perrella image as Lynne is like turkey, not just for Christmas. I made a faux poinsettia using a Lin Brown stencil. I call it 'faux' because instead of red I used Plum to tie in with the colours already used. It's a bit mad so I don't know if it works. I finished off with some dyed seam binding.
I am entering this into the September Paper Artsy challenge.
Posted by Lucy Edmondson at 14:14
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You are very quirky today Lucy, more than usual. Love the top tip, must get in more ice cream in case I need a lid! Works really well all together and made me laugh! XxReplyDelete
Not sure what Lynne would make of being likened to turkey- ha ha! Seriously though this is lovely. I adore your plum poinsettia and I think it works well. I wonder if we shall be seeing plum-coloured poinsettias in the florist soon? I love non-traditional Christmas designs and I really liked this one a lot. Julie Ann xxReplyDelete
Beautiful!!! Love those colours! xxxReplyDelete
This is so pretty, Lucy! Love the faux poinsettia and colors! Hugs!ReplyDelete
I think it works perfectly, and I love your flower!! I love this scraped paint background technique, aim to use it for my Christmas cards which I must start soon now!ReplyDelete
Technique rich, beautiful card using some lovely colours. Your poinsettia is adorable and can see them becoming popular, great use of Lin's stencil :-) xxxReplyDelete
This is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Oh, gorgeous - I love that LP stamp, but I've never managed to use it to my satisfaction. I love the soft colours in the background and fab layered flower.ReplyDelete