Wednesday, 4 March 2009
My first of 3 cards for a gold art mingle :-)
Over on England Stampers, our lovely group owner Kathy set us another art mingle, this was what she wrote
St. Paddy's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a stamping swap. I know what you're thinking: you are assuming this is going to be cards with green and shamrocks.
But you would be WRONG!
You see, I am much more interested in the leprechaun's GOLD at the end of the rainbow. So here's how this swap will work.
As with the last mingle, you will be making THREE cards... The cards can be any size or shape. You can make three cards the same, or each can be completely different.
They must be predominately gold or have gold tones. You can use gold ink, gold embossing powder, gold twinks, gold colour mist, gold paper, gold embellishments, gold ribbon, etc. etc. etc. You can have other colours in the card, too; but gold should be the most prominent colour.
You do not have to make it a St. Paddy's card. You can use any kind of sentiment or stamp or embellishment that you wish -- please, no decoupage images or stickers on this swap.
Sounds easy enough but I have to admit I struggled with this one!! First off my gold ink pad doesn't like detail stamps - anything more than straightforward lines and it stamps a sludgy coloured mess - so not to be beaten I dug out one of my Tim Holtz distress pads (antique linen I think) its not gold, gold but coloured with a clear sakura glaze pen gives a nice gold hue which works perfectly with the vintage stamp I wanted to use - to show I CAN do something other than cute lol The gold flowers are just punched from a scrap of gold card, with one attached to the centre of a paper flower, ribbon is left over from christmas a couple of years back but as its covered in gold stars it looked just right!
I love the simplicity of this one, its soooo long since I just stamped an image - took a while to get used to not colouring lol. Thats one down, 2 to go.