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Friday, 6 April 2012

The Prodigal Returns - Stampman Challenge

Long time no-see with my colleagues at the Stampman... I have been awol due to my adverse circumstances, but now I am trying to make more time for me, or my situation threatens to drown me!! So vellum is the challenge and I made a very simple, but I hope effective, orientally inspired card.

 I took a vellum square and cut across the two diagonals, then rolled back each point, sticking with my 1/8th scor tape to secure the curl. I used my decal edge scissors to fussy-up the edges. It makes it very dimensional and interesting.

 I used elements from 2 or 3 Aspects of Design stamp sets in the Dragonfly Dreams series., stamping in black archival and embossing with clear ep, on to a shiny cardstock. I coloured with distress markers, then embossed that, to save the clear colours. I then smooched the images in worn lipstick and wild honey, blotting to dry my shiny card. This made the background soft and gentle.

 Finally, I cut out the images and arranged them. The background paper is from a pad by docraft and has lovely Chinese characters on it. The whole is then mounted onto shiny black cardstock. This was a nice challenge to get me back into the swing... looking forward to seeing your comments and your own entries.
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

5 comments:

Kate said...

Frankie, I love your card. I have a thing for Asian art! Your card is simple yet lovely. I really like how you used the vellum.
Kate

laurie said...

such lovely work, this is beautiful,

Brenda Brown said...

Superb Frankie, I love the vellum frame and the Asian stamps you have chosen.
Have a Happy Easter weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Kim x said...

This is just stunning Frankie, I love all things oriental when it comes to making cards.
I will have to give this vellum frame a try, it looks wonderful on a card.
hugs Kimx

Helen said...

Frankie, this is beautiful! The fan looks so delicate! Hope you have had a Happy Easter.