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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Opus Gluei Challenge #130. Beyond the garden gate.

The lovely Rosemary has set this fortnight's challenge at Opus Gluei.

And what a fabulous challenge from Rosemary, I could make hundreds of things with this theme as I'm sure you could too. 
I made an Easel Card of a posh house and garden scene which is a Docraft stamp by the artist Michael Powell, and er I went a bit mad with the lace, which unlike shiny stuff,  it would appear you can have too much of -hrumph.
I used part of a silk scarf (a bargain charity shop find) to make the curtains.

I am staggered by the two hours it took me to colour the picture with Derwent inktense pencils. I wasn't messing about honestly, but colouring solidly. The curtains mask some of the picture so the stamp is a bit wider than shown on this card.
His latest range of stamps, just out, are even better and are seaside, beach huts and lighthouse themed.
No wonder I don't do much colouring....
It would have been quicker to get my watercolour paints out and do it with them, but Inktense pencils are just fabulously vibrant and bright.
Once you get a taste of them there is no going back...

Hope you are inspired by this theme and join in.
Happy creating!



It must have been so enjoyable, colouring these beautiful images Gini - the Inktense pencils certainly give a stunning effect, and the result was worth every minute of the time spent. Love your crafty buy from the charity shop - what a brilliant way to use the lace edging.
I hope all is well with you and yours Gini - have a very happy week, hugs, Sylvia xxx

Rosemary said...

I'm with the previous poster, this looks like the time was well spent and the effect is LOVELY!

You make such beautiful projects, with an attention to detail and such fine accents that it's obvious that you have the best imagination - I would love to have an ounce of it!

Glad you like the theme, I was hoping it would be an interesting one and provoke a range of projects - it seems to have been successful!

Sue said...

WOW! The colours you've used are gorgeous, I absolutely love this card. Very clever use of the border punch to go with the lace and 'curtains'.
Sue x