Friday, April 06, 2007

You've Carried Off My Heart

this week the challenge titled 'envelopes'....
So as I said in my post below, I'm experimenting... and trying new things... well here is a couple of new things I've tried, firstly the 'credit card technique'.. using a credit card to swipe the paint over the envelope... I used 3 different colours to get this BG, then I've had a go at Masking, haven't really done much of this... and well now I can say i have done it.
Bit's I've used to create my first bit of Mail Art are - An envelope, Making Memories Paint- Monarch & Evergreen, Kaiser Paint - Raw Umber, Stampin Up Stamps - Print Pattern & Ephemera, Catslife Press Doll Face Post Stamp, Collections chipboard heart,Artchix Studio words & wings, Black Cardstock (I used the 7 Gypsies metal Plate for a template ) Versa Mark Black ink and Clear Embossing Powder, and my machine.
May you all have a very Blessed Easter

31 comments:

johanna said...

this is absolutely adorable!

deb said...

This is fantastic, so much to look at.

Loona said...

absolutely great work!

DymphieM said...

Fabulous! i can go back again and again to look at it.

Maggie Ann said...

I like the layering effect...and I love the techniques you used..I'll have to try the credit card one, that sounds interesting. Warm wishs for a Blessed Easter to you also!

Jenny L. said...

Wonderful job with the challenge. I've got to find some time to work on it.
Happy Easter.

PMB said...

wow...you always turn out such wonderful work and of course this is no exception.

Shona Cole said...

great use of the credit card technique. I love all the layering, I have not masked much either, looks great here. those doll faces are adorable.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Fabulous... that trademark stitching of yours there too- a wonderful addition on the winged heart. Great composition Gillian

Leni said...

wonderful.

Lana said...

Love this! :)

Paula said...

Really special card, I think it is gorgeous.

xela said...

wow very nice

saray said...

So gorgeous! Great colors!

Rein said...

This is fantastic!

joyce b said...

ooh Gillian how fun is this.
I love it!

HAVE A HAPPY BLESSED EASTER

Megan said...

Fabulous Gillian!

And a wonderful Easter to you and the family :-)

Megan xx

Rhi said...

Oh wowee Gillian, this is FAB! I love the background colours, really rich and earthy. I haven't had a chance to play with this one yet but it's a brilliant challenge and I love what you've done!

A very Happy Easter to you too
Rhi xxx

Mary-Beth said...

Amazing!! It doesn't matter what you do, you do it superbly.

Natalie B said...

Lovely work!! Lots of firsts and you've done so well with all of them!!

audrey h. said...

Gorgeous...love those colors.

Hermine said...

GORGEOUS

rammsteinchen said...

it looks realy great

Nicole said...

Wonderful envie, love it. ;)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wonderful Envelope - great detail once again!

Benshirin said...

What a wonderful piece of artwork!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Gillian
your envelope is GORGEOUS!
love the stamps, colors EVERY BIT! this is a true piece of ART!

Zuzu's Blog said...

wow gillian. very impressive .. I love the dark moody colours . well done

Silvia said...

Fantastic. Love it.

sharon said...

This is beautiful, I love everything about it, the colours, the stamps, EVERYTHING!
Sharon x

joanne wardle said...

this is wonderful. it has a very robust feel to it whilst still being extremely beautiful