Sunday, January 10, 2010

Play Date Cafe No 11


I've been lacking in inspiration lately, but when I saw the Design Team's and Sue's entries for The Play Date Cafe challenge, I felt I wanted to have a go. I have to say Sarah's bird particularly tickled me!
So here is my entry. The photo isn't brilliant - the orangy bit is just a reflection in the mirri board, it's gold in real life. A little scrap of embossed black paper was dusted with gold pearl powder and a scrap of text was brushed over with gesso. These two combined to form a base for the silver mirri which was cuttlebugged, then wiped with versamark and embossed with black UTEE, which gave the very rough effect I was looking for. The gold mirri was put through a cuttlebug then stained with black Stazon, then mounted on a black card which had had a wide gold ribbon attached. The small panel and a white flower highlighted with gold Krylon and a skeleton leaf were stuck on. Some tiny mosaic tiles and adhesive pearls finished it off. Hope you like it.

8 comments:

Anne Jagger said...

Oooo I like this! What brilliant techniques. Thanks for your lovely comment. Anne x

CelticWoman said...

I love your texture and layers it is stunning, thanks so much for challenging with us this week at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

Sue said...

Welcome back to blog land Chris! Great piece that fits the challenge perfectly.

patcrafts said...

A beautiful card, very creative with plenty of different textures.

Sarah Anderson said...

Hey Chris, I've missed you!! So good to see you back here again. LOVE your card, all that texture and layers. And glad you liked my bird :) I have to say, it does tickle me when I scroll down the play date post, past beautiful cards, to my mad bird at the end!!!
take care, and hopefully see you soon in person xxx

Neet said...

So good to have you back Chris. What a fab piece you have done - certainly not lost your talent or your mojo.

veronica said...

thanks for the link Chris - have finally decided to have a go! Love your card - especially all the textures

Lavender Rose said...

I certainly do like this Chris, so many facets to it, stunning work!



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