Thursday, 30 October 2008


I started to make this using the Bandana technique on the Saturday Workout, but somewhere along the line it morphed slightly into something else!! For a start I used Distress Inks rather than the Staz On ones they suggested, although I did try stamping onto white paper first and then adding the inks. You were supposed to use a lot of colours but I chose just two (Rose and Mahogany). Stamping first worked better than I thought it would - for a start I could see where I wanted the paler areas to be, and the Versafine black ink wasn't affected at all.

I tried adding the details with white pen, but outlining didn't work too well on the stamps I'd chosen (the central image is Paula Best & the small details Fiskars) although I quite liked the effect. Added a few touches of watercolour to brighten it as well.

Quite pleased with the overall effect, which certainly pushed me out of my comfort zone ... which is the whole point isn't it? And I made no apology for the fact that it's quite pink .... after all, it gets me away from brown vintage!! And yes ... I did say just the other day that I wasn't going to make any more ATCs, but sort of couldn't help myself!!


Carol said...

Love it I used black in the end when I tried this out for Rinbow ladies challenge a few weeks ago!


Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is incredible.
Extraordinary card. Love the mix of stamps.

Thanks Rosie for joining SaWo this week.

Chriss Rollins said...


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, great stamps

LaY hOoN said...

This is definitely beautiful !

Jaqi said...

I love it, its great, it keeping you looking at the image and you see different things each time you look. I thought you might find it hard not to make atcs.......hehehe Jaqi x

Rosemary said...

Please don't ever give up the ATCs - because you do fantastic ones! I love this.

Chris said...

Love the arty look you always come up with Rosie... you really have got a unique style and I love it :D
I think your pages below are completely awesome too and what a fab idea :D
Chris xx

Linda said...

Its gorgeous - I love lots of pattern. Yummy.