Saturday, 2 April 2011

My Show And Tell

This post is really a "Show & Tell" as i'm chuffed wih myself, I have finally managed a technique i've been wanting to do for ages. I was on my dear friends blog, Brenda's of Floral Fantasies, and I was commenting on her scenery and backgrounds, I was saying how I'd love to go to a class and learn all these techniques. The next thing I know Brenda had sent me an e-mail explaining how to do a background with my inks and Aquamarkers.

I printed out the e-mail and had a play with my aquamarkers and inks, made a mess a few times and then did a good one so turned it into a card for someone's order. I used Stormy Skies Distress Inks and I don't have a nice green like Bundles Sage, I only have Peeled Paint which is too dark, so I used the celery Aquamarker. This is one of my first attempts, crap isn't it LOL! But Brenda told me not to throw it away, as she said the beauty about doing this I can add or take colour away with this technique.

But then I managed a really nice one, so I stamped my image on it and painted my image with Distress inks. I was really worried that the backgound would contaminate the colours, but it didn't.

So then this is the finished card, yes it's like one I did during the week but someone saw my other and asked me to make a similar one. What a difference to what I normally do, which is distress around the outside with Distress inks.

Thank you so much Brenda, your e-mail encouraged me to try and have a go.

Happy crafting

Tracy x


Clare *Littlebear* said...

This looks wonderful Tracy. I would love to know how you did it.
Hugs, Clare x

Crafty Chris said...

Stunning Tracy it really make the image pop, I have been up playing with flowers, a gorgeous card.
Chris x

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Tracy! That is just stunning! One day we will have to organise for you to all come to Nottingham, so everyone can meet!

scrappyjacky said...

It looks wonderful,'s so good when you manage to master a new technique...and you certainly seem to have mastered that one. Well done.

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous Tracey .. it really looks effective .
Lisa x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Tracy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jules said...

Hi Tracy

Absolutely fantastic!!!

Love what you have done here .. .. a brilliant finished result. I would be super proud if I had managed that!!

Well done!!

I hope you are having a fantastic Mother's Day and that your family are spoiling you!!

Love Jules xx