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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Best Wishes (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have another design today that features a stamp from the beautiful Mackintosh Windows A5 set.   


The background is Evergreen Bough Distress Ink using an Acrylic Block.  I over stamped using a fragment from Texture Fragments with the same ink.   The Mackintosh window was embossed with black and coloured with Picked Raspberry & Evergreen Distress Inks (using a craft mat, water & brush).

I cut thin strips of black card stock and placed them randomly behind the main image.  My original plan was to place them straight, but I bumped the card which caused them to move and I liked how they placed themselves :)   I popped up the window over top.   'Best Wishes' is from Loving Sentiments

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

17 comments:

  1. Really great card Shirley. I love the background colour you have chosen. The more random placement of the black strips has worked really well. I love the watercoloured effect on the window, Really like looking through handmade glass. Elaine x

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  2. This really is beautiful,love the colours.xxx

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  3. stunning - so very beautiful xx

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  4. Hello Shirley
    I really like the random black strips.... it makes the flower stand out so much more!
    Lovely card!
    LoveMarg

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  5. Beautfully done. I like how you bumped your lines into position--LOL.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous use of colour...very inspiring x

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  7. Love the colours on this card Shirley. Love the lines too.

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  8. That texture fragment really highlights the dotty centres of the flowers ever so well & the colours are very striking with the black mat & strips.
    Paula (PEP)

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  9. Love the vibrant colours. The stamp set is really inspiring and I just love all the different techniques being used. Fabulous card. Helen

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  10. The colours are just stunning & look beautiful with the black

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  11. This is a lovely card the colours are great and I really like the way you have used the black card to make the lead in the stained glass window
    Jackie x

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  12. This is lovely, pink and green are such pretty complementary colours, and I love the texture fragment which you have used on the background. The black stripes give the look of leaded glass and that Mackintosh feel but with a twist. I also like the bright pink Picked Raspberry DI in the flowers on the main image which is echoed in the base card. x

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  13. Love the colors and the striping gives it a perfect depth!

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  14. Such a lovely card. The colours are gorgeous & the black strips were a great idea.

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  15. WOW! Just when I thought I didn't need any more Distress IP's! What a gorgeous background - love the colour and the over stamping is fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us and with the constant inspiration x

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