Archive | March 2012

Card à la Barbara Gray

This card is to cheer up a friend who’s going through a rough time at the moment.  It’s based on an idea I saw Barbara Gray demonstrate on Sunday on TV but although I can use a brayer, I couldn’t get it right this time & used my Inkylicious brushes instead.  I also had problems with the floral stamp as it’s such poor quality – this was my third attempt & I still had to try to disguise how bad it was by colouring over the top with a Promarker & adding pearls!  Time to buy more stamps!

Clarity Stamp hummingbird. used Adirondack Cool Peri & Eggplant inks on Clarity Silk Art Card.   Aubergine Promarker to re-colour flowers & some of the lettering (so it matched).
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65th Birthday Card

This is for a relative on my husband’s side who is obsessed with Albion vehicles; the images were downloaded from the internet (copyright Frank Hilton, John Burke, Patrick Glesca & others), and imported into Craft Artist Professional to create the backing paper. I would normally ask someone’s permission before using their photographs but as they probably all know the “birthday boy” I wasn’t able to do that.  I hope they won’t mind as I won’t be using them commercially.

The numbers are white chipboard, coloured with Umber Promarker then embossed with one layer of UTEE.  This provides a textured surface which disguised the fact that Promarker colouring on chipboard is patchy!