Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Three Birds

this week at Wednesday Stamper they gave the challenge of 'Turquoise'....
I really had to think hard about this one.. so I had a look at the inks I had, and the only Turquoise ink I had was Versa Color Lagoon Blue... it's a fairly true turquoise colour... Ofcourse the colour has distorted a little with the scan.
So I did that technique where you ink a smooth surface with your ink pad and then spay it with water, then press the paper onto it.. I saw this on Isa's blog so did this firstly with the 'lagoon blue' and then added abit of distress ink -walnut stain, until I was happy with the colour...
Other bits I've used are - 'Joyride' stamps by Artistree, K&Co printed paper, Plastic Crown (on the wheel), vintage postage stamp - stamped with Stampin Up date stamp, Maria George Crystals, Black ink & Black Embossing Powder & My sewing machine.

30 comments:

Ilonka said...

this card is wonderful

Hermine said...

I love it!!

Loona said...

what a beautiful card, Gillian. Love it!

Enidan said...

wonderful card

Silvia said...

Love this card.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

That touch of red is perfect... love your compositions Gillian. Am a real fan of your work.

Kimberly White said...

just lovely! Thanks for sharing your inking technique! I may just try that! Kim

Linda M said...

I like the humor in this!

DymphieM said...

It's fun :-) Love the joyride stamp :-)

Barbara said...

that stamp is just the neatest, love it. The challenge turned out really nice here.

Benshirin said...

Ohh, how great, very artful card!

Paula said...

Fab design. I always think of a good old British comedy The Goodies, when I see these bikes

annikki said...

I love this turquoise blue colour! And your sense of humor... :)
Wonderful card!

Rein said...

This is great, love the stamp you used!

Sharon said...

A very creative and inspirational blog ... your work is stunning, Gillian :D

Gillian said...

lovely work, great take on theme,lovely and vibrant

Natalie B said...

Fabulous!! Great collage work.

Kaz said...

this is stunning, well done.

saray said...

Great collage!!

xela said...

very beautiful :)

Cora said...

Wow, this is wonderful!!!

johanna said...

just my taste!! fantastic!

audrey h. said...

Gillian...this is the coolest. I love those stamps :o)

Nicole said...

Looks great, love it. ;)

Cris said...

Love that image Gilian! Lovely work. xoxo

Sija said...

Looks great!

Sheens said...

Oh, I think this is just brilliant!

toscania-art-life said...

Very nice card Gillian!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

I love this - brilliant.

Gisele said...

Super card Gillian...great colour!