Saturday, 7 November 2009


Taking the colour removal technique a step further, I made this.

Using encaustic art card, the background was sponged with Distress inks, then the honesty seed pods were stamped in black and clear-embossed. I was thus able to remove the colour from them using a damp paintbrush without the water overflowing on to the rest of the background. I did the same for the campion flower near the centre, but having removed the background colour I then painted the flower with Distress inks. The remaining elements were simply stamped with Versamagic inks.

The picture was mounted on to an 8" x 8" card from Craftwork Cards, from where also came the background paper and the butterfly greeting. The butterfly was coloured with a Promarker. All stamps are Elusive Images from Graphicus, except for the trees in the background. The tiny fir trees are by Stampscapes, and the other tree is from Lavinia Stamps.


Sally H said...

Beautiful! It looks great on the big square card. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the punches we bought today x

lisa said...

This is just beautiful, Lynne. I've had a closer look to see exactly what you've done and love the effect. It looks like a wintery landscape to me.
Hope you're having a good weekend.


brenda said...

Monring Lynne

Super card, interesting that you have achieved a similar finish to what can be achieved with bleach,so guess the background card was white. Very nice anyway.

B x

The Stamp Man said...

I've just been admiring your cards Lynne, I love the taking the ink away ideas you've shown, brilliant!


Lottie said...

This is so beautiful and very very clever how you did it. I love the softness of the colours and the honestly seed heads look real.


Lesley said...

Beautiful card Lynne, I love the colours xx