Friday, May 18, 2007

Flower of the Lily

Oh I was so happy when I saw this weeks challenge at
it was Fleur De Lis, because I have this wonderful stamp I've hardly used, and It was just the motivation I needed to use it...
I used the 'credit card technique to apply the paint... that's where you put some drops of paint onto the paper and spread it with a credit card, when almost dry apply another colour until the desired affect is achieved... what the scanner fails to show, is that it gives a beautiful almost leather effect, and is lovely to touch..
I then put some of the 'coral reef' paint onto the stamp and used it to stamp instead of ink, this left a lovely ridge impression, which I then stitched in.
I've used - Fleur de lis Script Stamp from Stamp-It, Junkitz paints -Coconut,Sunset, Coral reef & Seweed, Some scraps to make the tiny banners on the top and bottom this was inspired by a piece I saw on Gaby's blog the words were computer generated and My sewing machine.
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44 comments:

Enidan said...

OH Beautful!! Love it!

Viola said...

Wow, great work! Love it, too!!

Loona said...

Gillian..this is so wonderful :)

gaby said...

I love this card. You are doing magics with your sewing machine.
Congratulations!
gaby

isauk said...

great work !! love it

Silvia said...

Really beautiful. Love your stitching.

Nicole said...

Ohhhhhhh fabbie. ;)

Ilonka said...

wonderful card, i love the stitched fleur de lis .... gorgeous!

Gillian said...

yet another fab piece, love the technique you used in creating atc
x

bockel24 said...

one of my favourites so far!

Kimberly White said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your technique! Kim

rammsteinchen said...

WOW it looks verry , verry great !!! I love it LG Alex

dani said...

nice idea :-)

Rein said...

This is great!

Leni said...

very pretty

DymphieM said...

Wonderful! Love the stiching on the fleur-de-lis. Cool technique too, thanks for telling how you did this, have to try it soon :-)

Janine said...

oh I like that!!! Now I know where my credit card is you used it :-) I have been looking for it for ages lol

Julie said...

Excellent!! Love the stitching here!

sigrid said...

Sooooooooo beautiful!

Paula said...

So love the colours of this.

Hermine said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Chris Millar said...

Look how popular you are Miss Gillian!! All these comments! That's cause you're so lovely and do such beautiful work!! Have a great Friday!

Kaz said...

this is really beautiful, very well done and thought out- love it!!

Carrie said...

Absolutely stunning Gillian - you make it sound so easy.

Xela said...

Very nice Gillian. Love it!

Mel Goodsell said...

Hi Gillian,
LOVE the colourings and stitching, beautiful :O)
Melx

Mel Diener said...

You know my dear, your awesome creations are really inspiring me to start utilising my stamps a lot more. This card rocks.

Kathy said...

This is so beautiful Gillian. The leather look effect sounds really cool

Linda M said...

What struck me first was the wonderful stitching! Then, I read about the cool technique you used. I wish I could see it IRL now. Thanks for the inspiration for future projects. This is a winner.

Sija said...

Wonderful!

johanna said...

love the color, love the texture, love the sewing, love everything:))

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a great combination of textures. Love it.

fatma said...

great artwork

Mary-Beth said...

This is so scrummy, Gillian!!! LOl Love the different textures and the sewing is the greatest!

Maggie Ann said...

Wonderful! I'm glad you explained the credit card tech. I have the credit cards saved, but didn't know just how to try using one...=) The effect is wonderful...love the 'play' of colors!

Zuzu's Blog said...

beautiful.. lovely rich colour .. yummmm

sanny said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!!!
Love it!

Annes Art said...

Prachtig!!

audrey h. said...

Gillian...you are so clever. This is awesome :o)

toscania-art-life said...

Gillian, this is so beautiful. I love it.

manicstamper said...

WOW Gillian that is amazingly fabulous.

Anietje said...

Great card!!!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Genevieve said...

This is lovely piece, the credit card technique is great and the colours you have used are yum. Thanks for visiting my blog. Would love for you to do the 15 min challenge - don't forget there's a unmounted stamp up for grabs.

Cheers!