Friday, April 1, 2011

FTL134 Unusual Eggs



When I saw the Clean & Simple sketch, I immediately thought of some eggs...but on my worktable were the chalks, and so I tried this technique- White Daisy pigment ink on black, and then used small make-up applicators to rub in chalks. It's a very cool look I saw on some display cards in a shop years ago. They used metallic inks on black with flowers. I am not sure my version works for eggs. What do you think?

It will be a card that must sit around for a while for approval! I used a Fiskar's basket weave embossing plate for the Sweet Leaf card stock, White Daisy textured card stock for the 3" x 5" front panel. The eggs are from a lovely CTMH stamp set that is retired. They are just too pretty to let go.

I am going to try these again embossed in white with pastel resist and see if it doesn't look quite so somber. But when I go upstairs the black paper and chalks will be sitting there...and I will want to try this technique with another flowery stamp first! It's how I've been all week. Lovely to drift on the craft winds...

7 comments:

  1. Love your card and the technique, those eggs are gorgeous.

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  2. lovely colours in the eggs. Fab card.
    Jennie X

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  3. unusual or not this card looks stuning!

    thanks for inspiration

    Monika
    basteln.co.at

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  4. All the cards are so stunning,Looks fresh by their shape and color...Amazing cards for the winter season events.....
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