Sunday, 5 August 2007

Carla's Sketch Challenge

Thanks Carla for this challenge, it really kick-started me off again and I really enjoyed making this, and moreover, for the first time in what feels like yonks, I actually like what I did with it! So Thumbs Up to you for that!


My only gripe with this is that the stamp, Sophia, by Rubber Stampede never seems to print out very clearly - I scrubbed the stamp clean before I started but even after about 8 prints using 4 different inks, it still doesn't come out clean. I tried using archival, versafine, stazon and a liquid chalk, and this print with stazon was the best I got. The papers used are all Brenda Walton and, although you can't see too well from the photo, I brushed over the embossed piece and background of the image with some gold dust chalk. It does look a bit sparklier IRL - honest!

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8 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this card Anne, such a wonderful way of using black and white!!

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  2. FAB!!! classy use of black and white.

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  3. Love this card, know what you mean, I have trouble too with stamps that have a large negative image, love the black and white of this card.

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  4. Very classy, elegant card - I love it!

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  5. A super card, Anne ... great colour scheme and so very stylish! :D

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  6. Hi Anne, I saw your comments on having trouble with fine line stamps. Try using Ancient Page www.clearsnap.com. I find it the best ink for fine line stamps. Hope this works for you. Another suggestion if using the ink I stamp the whole ink pad on a piece of paper first because this is a sticky juicy ink just to get a little off before I ink up the stamp.

    I love the many layers you used on the car. Very pretty.

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  7. Wow! This is Fabulous and Classy!
    I love the colors and the embossing is lovely. The image looks fine to me....on this card I think it adds to the look..(not being stark black). Sometimes if I can't get something to stamp well I fill it in with a brush marker...like SU's Black...or a paint brush with some ink on it.

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