Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Whilst on a unicycle

Well everyone, it's day 5 and I am still here.  Although I don't give up easily, I am surprised I have managed to keep going.  As Debbie put it in her last comment she has visions of me on a unicycle trying to stay balanced, but at speed.  What she doesn't know is I have a tray full of glasses in one hand and  I'm juggling with the other!
Anyway, the artwork I am sharing with you today started because I wanted to try out the ultra fine masking tape that's available on the Chocolate Baroque website.  I used the 3mm tape to mask off a grid, I didn''t measure anything and just divided the card up into 8 sections. I used glossy card and sponged a selection of distress inks over the various sections. Once dry I stamped images from the Diamante Delights stamp set using an archival black inkpad.  I then coloured another piece of glossy card with distress ink and stamped this with a the smaller flower from the same set.  When completely dry I cut out the flower, polished the grid section with soft tissue and attached the flower in place.  What you can't see here is that the centre 'beads' were highlighted in Star Dust stickles. Finally I stamped the sentiment.  I was actually quite pleased with how this turned out and very impressed with the masking tape, really good for fine detail work. Think grid work might be part of my next workshop - it really is a fab technique and is a great way of adding interest to a card.

That's it for now, day 6 next. See you tomorrow



Aquarius said...

You've spurred me on to actually use the narrow masking tape which I bought - hopefully I can find it amongst my huge stash of 'stuff'!!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great card Lesley, I love that fine masking tape. It's great quality, and I like to make 'tiles' with it. Love the colours you have chosen here, Judith xx

Miranda said...

Ooops I missed some......this is lovely with those tiles, really like the technique and must have a try.....greet Mirandax