Sunday, April 01, 2007

thinking of you is pure delight

I've done another Wednesday Stamper Challenge
this week it's about your
favourite way of colouring your rubberstamping or backgrounds
so I decided that since I've been admiring so many stampers BG's I'd make my own..
I brushed ink over wet cardstock, then sprinkled it with salt, love this effect, when dry I just gave it a light sand with very fine sandpaper to rub the salt off, and it leaves the paper with a fine 'glittery' look, which doesn't really show in the photo.
Delightful bits used on this card are - Bazzill Cardstock, Stampin Up Background Stamp Print Pattern, Catslife Press Stamp -Beedoll, little plastic crown from Ruby St Designs, Metal clasp, K&Co words to go, Heidi Swapp Blossoms, Vesa colour black ink, metal corner, Making Memories crystal brads, & my sewing machine, oh and some 'kindy glitz for my little beedolls wings. I hope you are having a really lovely weekend. :o)
edit - Godelive asked what ink I used, I used some calligraphy ink(I've had forever, no brand) it was a red & black.. and when mixed this is the colour they came up with...so I don't think it was a true red, I'm keen to get my hands on some good lnk like the Ecoline ones. they just aren't available in my home town.. need to order them online I think

33 comments:

Jo said...

LOVE THIS!! Fab background, and that little striped coat awwwww just got to smile!!

Tammy James said...

Hi Gillian I love the backgound effect you have created and of course the card is just devine.
Strikes a chord with me as I have been trying to focus on 'delight' this week.
Mainly 'delight'ing in my children.

carmel said...

Hi Gillian, background sounds very interesting, I'd heard of it for watercolour paint but not ink - will give it a go. Little girl image is gorgeous. Cheers, Carmel xx

Godelieve said...

What a gorgeous card you have here Gillian! I LOVE to make my own backgrounds too, and I like the "glittery" effect al the removed salt too. It's a pity that you can't always "catch" this on a photo. Now I'm curious about the ink you used (being a ecoline freak myself *lol* )

jaki said...

This is very striking Gill, love the colours and what a gorgeous metal piece you have used!!

Nicole said...

Wow, this is just wonderful, great artwork mate. ;)

littledawnieno1 said...

What a super card and the bellies are just yummy.Gotta love lots of embellishments.
Great background so will give this one a whirl.I havnt used salt in a while, so thanks for that.Hmmmm.. might get the suncolours inks out too...Oh what have you started...
he-he

thanks for sharing and the comments

Dawnie

Leni said...

very pretty!

Godelieve said...

Thanks for the extra info about the ink. I think these are perfect. Ecoline can be used for calligraphy too. Maybe it's the same kind of ink?

PMB said...

Gorgeous card....thanks for the info on how to create the background...must give this a try!

Hermine said...

This looks really great.

J@cqueline's craft nest said...

Brilliant effects and images!

Paula said...

So totally different from your usual style but it is fast becoming your new style "Ruby St design style"...
Love it....

Shona Cole said...

Great card. love the mix of balck and pink. thank you for sharing your salt technique, I like the sound of it and may try it, if that is OK with you? I love using sandpaper!

manicstamper said...

Oh Gillian this is absolutely fabulous. Such stunning colour....I love it.

gaby said...

You had a lot of work with your card and the result is amazing. I love it!
gaby

Stacy said...

oh great card love the baby bee or fairy? very cute love the color

CarolineO said...

What a fabby card!

Kim said...

Hi Gillian,

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog a few days ago and for your wonderful comments! I, of course, made my way to your blog and am thrilled to see all of your beautiful designs - thank you for sharing!

Thought you'd be interested to know that you inspired me to create a Strictly Monochrome card. You can check it out on my blog (http://colorfulworld.blogspot.com)

Thanks again!

Kim

Loona said...

absolutely beautiful card ,Gillian.

Bex said...

Hi Gillian

I Just love this card! So bright and funky. Love the stamp, and the colours.
I really must dig out some stamps and play more with techniques!

Bex x

Maggie Ann said...

Oh I love your metal clasps but oh those beautiful wings...they are wonderful!!! What a fun card...and the saying is just perfect!

1craftygal said...

OMG...how stinkin cute is this? Another great job Gillian! You so ROCK!

Karie

Mary-Beth said...

Gorgeous Gillian! Love the glitz on beeboys wings.

saray said...

Gorgeous!!

audrey h. said...

Beautiful color...love the pink :o)

Chris said...

In a word WOW !! I love this card it's amazing... so unusual... and the little girl in the middle of the flowers is ace :)

toscania-art-life said...

Just one word...gorgeous.

Silvia said...

Great idea. Wonderful work.

sharon said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!
Sharon x

deb said...

Fab, love the pink and black combo.

belinda said...

lovely pink card! homemade bg are the best!! glad you played.

Stacy said...

i just love the baby angel stamp so cute fabby card girl!!!