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Friday, 10 January 2014

Serene Bamboo (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks, here's a sample from me using the lovely Serenity stamp set. I created a background using Distress Inks, and added a segment of bamboo stalks by spreading some texture paste through a stencil. I used another stencil to create the feeling of stonework on the background, repeating my original colours. I stamped the bamboo stalks from the Moonlit Waterfall stamp set.

I coloured the buddha image with Distress Markers and then stuck the image in front of the bamboo stalks. I added a sentiment before matting the project onto green card.





There have been some great samples this month from my Team mates, keep checking back for more inspiration in the coming days. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

17 comments:

  1. This is fabulous... I love the textured background.. The stencils work so well.. The colour is perfect.. The image well that goes without saying is gorgeous.. Thank you for your inspiration Judith, Px

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  2. I really love the subdued colour of the background and great addition of the stencilled bamboo motif. I really love the way you have framed the buddha with the bamboo fronds. A really lvely composition. Elaine xxx

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  3. love your background, and the muted colours

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  4. Gorgeous card Judith. I love the stencils you have combined with the beautiful stamp.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  5. This is a lovely card and the greens you have used certainly add to the feeling of serenity you have created

    Jackie x

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  6. This is a beautiful card. I particularly love the stencilled background, the texture paste on the bamboo stalks, and the use of a bamboo stamp behind the main image. The soft colour of the background makes the brighter shades of lilac, pink and especially the gold really sing out. The pastel green card complements it perfectly.

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  7. I love your background in this & how you combined it with the image panel - the buddha really appears to be sitting within the aperture of a large building with bamboo stalks growing nearby. The textured bamboo canes balance the image beautifully. The subtle stone colours of the background are a lovely foil for the soft yet subdued vibrance of the elements within the tracery aperture. The depth created by your colouring around the buddha within the aperture really draws the eye in & the surrounding bamboo canes provide a frame which yet again adds depth for they have the semblance of protruding forwards.
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. Your background is beautiful. Stencilled backgrounds are all the rage. Pretty coloured image too.

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  9. Beautiful card - I love the background, especially that textured bamboo up the side. Also fab colouring on the image with the distress markers. Claire x

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  10. Gorgeous Judith, love the background and of course the image is stunning. Loving the colours.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. That is so beautiful, the background looks amazing.

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  12. Lovely and soft, a bit of everything, texture, stencilling, fab focal point, beautiful x

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  13. Beautiful, the background is so soft, but really amazing.

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  14. Love the texture and light colours you´ve used for the background! Great inspiration card!

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  15. Just saw this beauty Judith, she is gorgeous and lovely texture on the background, warm greet Mirandaxx

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  16. Wonderful and beautiful card, Judith! I sure miss the team!
    Hugs, Clare xo :)

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  17. Beautiful, so elegant and so zen, thank you for sharing x

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