29 Sep 2008

A Long Talk and TLC188.....

Today's Try a New Technique Challenge was so VERY cool!!

It was a colourwash batik technique and you can find all the particulars here on Splitcoast Stampers.

I used Cornish Heritage Farms Sophisticated Swirl Backgrounder to make my background (duh)
and sprayed on Walnut Ink antiquing solutions Cherry
Blossom, Willow and Lilac for the background. You were directed to use mini misters but I couldn't find them - wonder why?- so I opted to use these spray inks and I think they worked fine.

I partly sewed on a piece of Making Memories notepad paper to which I stamped the corner clock and swirl from Cornish Heritage Farms Rummage Bin collection - Beautiful and Time to Stamp.

I added a piece of Melissa Frances vintage ribbon, a couple of Prima's with pearls attached and a Heidi Swapp funky little butterfly ghost shape with more pearls attached.

It looked kind of plain so underneath I layered a little butterfly from the Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms Friend Centers and the ink is a combination of Papertrey Ink Poppy and Versacolour Pinecone.

I didn't like just the red colour and I didn't like just the pinecone I rubbed the Poppy ink onto the stamp after I had stamped it in Pinecone - kwim?? - and it came out a cranberry colour, which was perfect.

Of course, if I had the Cranberry ink - that would have been much easier.....but why take the easy route when you can sweat over the little things!!?


  1. This is BEAUTIFUL, Bonnie! I love the background and the lace!

  2. Ooh..this is so vintage-ey and beautiful!

  3. Ok, I love EVERYTHING about thiscard! It's pink, AND it has butterflies, AND its sort of shabby/chic... everything i love !!! SOOOO pretty!

  4. Ouuu! Colour-wash batik what a nifty technique! Love your gorgeous results with the lacy look. SO pretty!

  5. You certainly pop create lovely vintage designed cards! Take care, Deb
    Oh, how was your yummy wine/dinner party? Your menu sounded so yummy!

  6. Very nice! I am going to have to try this technique out. Have a nice afteroon

  7. Gorgeous card Bonnie. What a great technique!

  8. those images are wonderful...and the lace and layout you used is perfect....nice card!

  9. Really pretty! I love all of the embellishments and the vintage feel!


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