Tuesday, 28 October 2008

BasicGrey and shades of sepia


I needed to make an image wallet for friend, and was inspired by my new Penny Black "vintage" stamp called "Rain or Shine Friends". As luck would have it, when I rooted around in my stash, the paper that came to hand to best fit with this theme was a BasicGrey sheet from the "sugared" collection; so I'm entering it for this week's BasicGrey Challenge #8 which is shapes - I have used offset rectangles for my image and matting, plus squares on the inside covers. I am also entering this one for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge DT call - I know it will be up against a lot of awesome talent, but fingers and toes crossed!!

I decided to try something new so did my best to create a sepia coloured image, using a Marvey brushstroke pen watered down to form different shades, and I stamped the image with brown Stazon rather than black. The paper with hearts on is BasicGrey "sugared" and the other front cover paper is by DCWV - I have done some faux stitching to compliment the vintage feel, and slightly ditressed the edges of the DCWV paper. Inside I have used more of the BasicGrey paper and a beautiful "friendship" paper that was hiding in my stash. Lace is from Hobbycraft, flowers by Prima and tiny pearl gems on the umbrella from Create & Craft.

8 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow Pauline, this card is sooooo lovely!!! the sepia effect is breathtaking, i just love it hun. And what an adorable image, coloured to perfection!!! hugs Linda x

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  2. Gorgeous! The stamp looks great with those papers!
    Helen x

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  3. Brilliant card Pauline. I love the sepia and the little touches like the pearl beads and the stitching are gorgeous. Good luck with the DT call.
    Sharon

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  4. Gorgeous card Pauline! I love the lace and vintage feel to this card! Thanks also for my award, I've just got around to posting it! xx

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  5. I just love that stamp Pauline - it is so gorgeous. I think I might just have to purchase me one of those beauties lol xxx Love the wallet as well:)) xx

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  6. I love this Pauline, you've really captured the vintage look, but in a pretty and contemporary way if that makes sense (I know what I mean :) )

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  7. Fabulous card Pauline, I love the cute image and the papers and lace are so pretty. Debbie x

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  8. What a beautiful card! I love the color scheme you used. Your coloring is wonderful and the little pearls on the umbrella are a perfect touch.

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Pauline x