Friday, 4 December 2009

Oldie but Goodie

It's great to learn new techniques, and I am always on the lookout for new things to try, but sometimes it's good to revisit the old ones. I quite often go back to shaving foam marbling, simply because the results are good, and it's such fun to do. I like shaving foam particularly as a marbling medium because it is possible to have some control over your finished pattern. What you see in the tray is what you will get on your paper.

Thus, in the easel card shown here, I was able to make a landscape effect with more blue at the top and more brown at the bottom. The larger trees are from Clarity Stamp, and the deer and tiny trees in the background are by Stampscapes. The greeting is Inkadinkado. On the angel card I used a panel of marbled paper as a feature, stamped with  a Stampington stamp. The sentiment is also by Stampington. The angel is from the "Christmas" miniatures book by Crafty Individuals.

For the holly card, I revisited not only an old technique, but also an old stamp! It's from The Stamp Man. Having stamped it on the marbled paper, I embossed it with sparkle embossing powder & then coloured the leaves and berries with Promarkers to make them stand out more. I mounted it at an angle over a piece of printed paper. The message button is from Craftwork Cards.

The final card is very simple, just four squares of card, three stamped with a snowflake (Stampington), the other holding a Craftwork Cards message button, and strips of silver ribbon to finish it off.

Well, it was fun to go back to the marbling, but tomorrow Sally and I are off to the Open Day at Sir Stampalot, looking forward to seeing what's new, & also meeting Brenda. Can't wait....


lisa said...

Hi Lynne. You've been a busy bee. I love your marbeling. That's something I've not tried but it looks great. I love your easel card, the background works perfectly.
Enjoy your day with Sally at Sir Stampalot. It sounds like it'll be great.


Sally H said...

Wonderful cards, Lynne! what inks did you use? I tried shaving foam marbelling with food colouring for the calendars at school last year and it worked a treat! I love the browns you have used, and the red green combination for the holly card. I can't wait till tomorrow!

Debbie Dolphin said...

absolutely gorgeous lynne soo elegant.loving the marbling.have a great christmas
debbie xxx

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