Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A Dream is a Wish

'Colour techniques' is the current challenge at Artful Times.  They want to see lots of colour and I have chosen to use a brayer.


The ink pad I have used is Kaleidacolour and the stamps are from Dandelion wishes by Creative Expressions - I love this set.  The stamping is done with black Versafine and clear embossing powder - you may have noticed I use this a lot!  I brayered the ink onto gloss card, stamped and embossed the image, then gave it a good polish with a tissue.  The sentiment is done in the same way and cut out and matted with Spellbinder dies.  The black base card is stamped around the edge with the little dandelion seed stamp, but I am not sure if you can see it as it is black on black.  I added the ribbon and black pearls for a little detail.  I like this particular ribbon because the centre allows the background colour to show through. There is plenty of time to join in with this challenge or to pop over and see the other entries along with Neet and Von's fabulous cards.  I really enjoy working with colour so may have to enter again with another technique!  Thank you for visiting me, I really appreciate your comments.  Take care.  Christine xx

15 comments:

Gill Edwards said...

I love the way those embossed stamps really stand out proud. I like lots of colour in everything i do.

Gill x

ionabunny said...

Lovely colours and silhouette

SUE said...

Ohhhh love this Christine! gorgeous colours hun huggles Sue J xxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

An amazing card Chris! I love the stamp looks a bit like some of the ones Inkylicious do. The brayered background is really dramatic I cannot for the life of me master brayering! Love it!! xx

chrissies said...

This is a wonderful combination of colour and images and looks terrific.

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Marleine said...


Morning Chris,
Love the card, the colours you've used suit it so well. X

Heather Alger said...

This Looks Great, love the colours and such Beautiful stamps and LO x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Gorgeous design and color combination.
Hugs Anja

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous - love the vivid colours on the background. They make a great contrast to the black silhouettes. Elizabeth xx

Neet said...

I just never thought of brayering. What a fabulous background it has given you.
A lovely card with delightful images that I now long for, love that dandelion.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times, Hugs, Neetxx

mypapercraftworld said...

These are wonderful colours you've chosen, Chris ... they make the black really really pop! Anita :)

Von said...

A lovely bright and cheerful card :) and clever the way you have match up the colours on the die cut :)
Thank you for sharing withus at Artful Times
Von ☺

Jackie said...

It's lovely, Chris. I love the contrast of the colours with the black and the embossed stamping stands out really well.

Cathy A said...

The silhouette looks great against the multicolour background

Sylv said...

Beautiful card, love the vibrant colours with the black.