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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Techniques ????

Its been "One of those days" everything I've done has gone wrong. I thought I would have a nice afternoon trying out  a technique from the Hero Blog "layered stamped backgrounds", I have done quite a lot of layered stamping but this technique gives a lovely watercoloured effect (when it works !)  Everything went well until I got to stamping the flowers on top of all the layers and they just wouldn't play properly, I finally realised it was because the stamp I was using was not "solid" enough, I couldn't find a suitable flower stamp so went off at a tangent not wanting to waste what I had already done , I would probably have been better just binning it and starting again but I got out some silkie paints and tried using them with a flower stencil,they are there if you look closely, then I again tried to stamp some flowers using purple chalk ink but they still didn't really show up so in the end I just stamped a big flower and stencilled that with the silkies, my "ribbon" is seam binding coloured with alcohol inks,came out much darker than I really wanted but by now I was losing the will to live! anyhow I'm putting in the Just For Fun ????? challenge so here goes.

13 comments:

  1. wow Joan its so beautiful, just love the background and the flower too...

    Babs x

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  2. Well if you hadn't of said Joan I wouldn't of known all the troubles you went through to produce this card!!! Thanks for persevering and playing along with us this week over on JFF - Sam xxxx

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  3. This experiment has had beautiful results Joan, so many terrific layers and love your microbeads in the flower centre, great touch. Have a great weekend, Annette x

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  4. I know exactly how you feel ! it happens to me every time I have a plan. Your card is beautiful love the layering the colouring the flower everything so glad you didn't bin it. Marie

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  5. lol Joan I have those kind of afternoons regularly, but to be honest I love how yours turned out, even the ribbon which you may think is a little darker but I love the richness of it, I think you have created a happy accident and I love it - hope you have a great weekend xxx

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  6. Gorgeous card so glad you did not bin it love it. Might be one of those you need to put away and look at again after a little time. Thank you for joining us again at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  7. Joan, I would never have guessed that you had difficulties with this gorgeous card. I think we all get a bit to critical with our own work.
    Whatever you did, its a fab card. xx

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  8. Glad you didn't bin it lol or we would have missed out May not be what you had intended but looks great to me :)
    Thanks for joining us at Just for fun
    Von x

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  9. Your hard work and efforts paid off. This is beautiful.
    Regards Florence.

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  10. Its absolutely gorgeous and your 'ribbon' is to die for its amazing. i love the dark rich colours in it, it looks fab in fact i cant stop looking at it. i will definately be trying this , thanks for the inspiration

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  11. This is beautiful the colours are gorgeous. I must admit I read it incorrectly and saw that you got out your silkie pants lol. I think it's perfect just the way it is x

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  12. They always say "life's little accidents have a way of producing new techniques" and I love the one you have done.
    So glad you persevered with it and joined us at JFF this week. Thanks for yet another new technique.

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  13. I really love the colorful background on this card!

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