Friday, 13 June 2014

'Orange'

I bought one of the new Ellen Vargo stamp sets (EEV06) when I was at the Doncaster Show at the weekend and I've been playing with them alongside my current ones.



In a previous post I made a master board, primarily with PA paints. This time I've used pan pastels and added some texture with gold embossing, and highlights with a white Posca pen. It was just about having some fun and hoping to create some more abstract cards for my stash which seems to be emptying as fast as I fill it.


                                                          Hopefully you can see various layers building up.


Apologies light was poor on these photos.


I'd cut the master board at this stage


I started by using purple tones on a tag, then decided to make 'inchies', so I have some options for a variety of cards...hopefully I'll show you the results at a later stage. 


Detail also showing I've used EEV02 and a paperartsy mini (28) that jumped in the basket as well...honest!

I chose Orange so I could enter this in the current 'Flaming June' challenge over at 'Creative Corner'. I'd originally though I might make something vintage for this but changed course when I decide to combine it with the 'Sunday Stamper' challenge... theme 'Friend' . You'll have to read Hels post to see why I was inspired to use Ellens stamps, not that I needed much persuasion. So I am entering the card in both challenges.


You might recognise this composition from when I made master board cards before..it just seems to work...for me. Thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

  1. Ruth,another stunner! I love this,so vibrant. Those Ellen Vargo stamps are superb,I was lucky enough to win a set direct from her and I try and stamp them on everything! The white posca pen is the best too,you'd be amazed at how many bad white pens there are out there!

    I do love your work and it's a pleasure to have you as a follower too now.

    Have a great weekend

    Hugs,Donna.x

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  2. It's fantastic, Ruth... so sleek and elegant in design, and that masterboard bursting with life and colour and gilding and texture and doodling - just wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison xx

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  3. Masterboards are a fabulous way of making classy, elegant cards with lots of interest and not much fuss and this is a superb example Ruth. The gold embossing adds a real punch, and if you find a design that works stick with it! Love this. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

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  4. How fabulous... I love what you did with Ellen's stamps, am sending her your linky so she can see for herself :O) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  5. WOW! Ruth, I absolutely LOVE how you've trimmed down the master board into vertical strips - love the gold embossing, and the raised greeting - very elegant composition! I'd hang it on my wall! Totally fab.

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    1. Oh my! thank you Hels and Ellen......for stopping by and for leaving such lovely comments, that's made my day x

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  6. wow love this, the colors are great and I love the touch of gold on it!
    Groetjes Karin

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  7. I think this card is really stunning and it's rare that I make a card to be honest! The glowing orange toned panels are beautiful and the gold embossing finishes them perfectly. I absolutely love your tutorial for the background too - I can feel a little playtime coming on!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.
    Juliax

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  8. Hi Ruth! Fantastic design! Love love the visual texture you created and how you arranged the panels with the sentiment. Gorgeous result and I see yet another success! Congratulations! ;) Ingrid xx

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