Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Harlequin Rose Themeplate

Apologies to all as I haven't blogged much lately ... I'm in the process of moving house and with Christmas coming I'm all in a dizz.

I managed to squeeze in a day trip up to Graphicus for their open day on the 5th and lots of goodies were subsequently purchased. Why is it though when you get home you then wish you had got the other things you'd been umming and arghing over ?

One of my first purchased was the New Harlequin Rose Themeplate which is due for release in January and they are absolutely scrumptious.

Here's a quick peep at what I started making when I returned home :


Main image stamped in Versafine Sepia , the new tags from Graphicus are a semi-gloss and as I have found out they absorb inks differently dependant on which ink type you are using. The Versafine took a little while longer than other inks to thoroughly dry so I had to make sure I didn't smudge it.


The tag was then Glimmer Misted using the Vintage Lace set which gave a lovely soft rose petal effect, some Adirondack Inks to add some rose highlights to the edges and lower corner. The rose was coloured with the Tinkerbella Inks


Now deciding on the background ?? I tried as shown in the first picture but wasn't happy with the style so I then took a piece of tissue paper and stamped the background using one from the Butterfly Whimsy Set in a soft chocolate brown from one of the Colorbox sets. Using Glimmer mists from the Vintage Lace set again I spritzed the tissue completely - picking up the tissue ( very carefully as it can tear ) I just scrunched it all up in to a ball in my hand. Unrolling this ball of tissue was a delicate operation as it became so fragile. Held over my little oil radiator it dried in seconds and the final result can be seen in the second picture.


Close up of the Glimmer misted tissue paper, the effect is a shimmery crackled one.


The card as it stands at present which should be completed in the next couple of days.


InkyArtitude said...

Oooo, this is looking good! I can't wait to see how it turns out when completely finished. Don't ya just love these stamps? It's a long time since a themeplate fired my imagination the way the Harliquin Rose has. It makes you want to get out all your stash and try it with everything! Nice one Deby!

craftimamma said...

Oh Wow Deby! What do they say about great minds? I bought that same Inkadinkado set when I went up to Graphicus to Lynn's Waxing Lyrical workshop. I haven't had time to use it yet but thought just before I hopped on to your blog that I'd use it for a 40th birthday card a work colleague has asked me to make for her sister and she wants reds and rusts, etc. The card you've made is exceptional and so is that piece of tissue. It's gorgeous just like that themeplate which is next on my list.

BTW did you have a wonderful holiday? I bet you did and good luck with the move.

Paper Engineer said...

This is absolutely beautiful, can't wait to see the finished card. Your work is truly gorgeous. Sorry I didn't have a chat with you on Friday, hope to see you at the next one.


Phree said...

Oh Deby, this is just gorgeous, I am going to have to wait to get my sticky paws on that stamp till after Christmas, but seeing your beautiful tag card makes me want it NOW!

Lavender Rose said...

Deby this is stunningly beautiful, wish I had half your imagination and talent, gorgeous!

Janeyc49 said...

I think you have convinced me I need those stamps :) Beautiful !


veronica said...

nice one Deby - the harlequin plate looks lovely, and is on the wish list! brave lady to scrunch up tissue paper - glad it worked so well