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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Henna hands and Indian elephants by Miranda

Hello there,
Some more Indian themed cards, they are so inspirational to use! Here is one I've made with a template which I've made using a picture of a hand. When I first saw those stamps the first thought was to create a hand with that lovely 'Henna painted' design. There are lots of images to find on Pinterest. The Indian flowers are stamped with black and coloured with pencils and white gelly pen. On the background you can also see the Leafy Brocade background which is lift out of the background with a water sprayed stamp. Along the edges some gold embossed elements. The nails are accentuated with glossy accents.
The 2nd one is done using those lovely elephants....... an acrylic bloc technique with distress inks and I did use again the leafy Brocade background here. The elephants are embossed with WOW gold and coloured with waterbased markers on aquarel paper. Just added some tassels and a buddha charm. I've used the DI's
Picked Raspberry/Seedless Preserves/Salty ocean/Riped Persimmon.

Well this was my contribution for today,
get out your colours and play.......
till next time and thanks for your lovely comments,


  1. Hello Miranda!
    The hand is so clever and the stamping is really delicate!
    Love Marg

  2. Märchenhaft schön...

    Liebe Grüße xx

  3. Both of these are stunning Miranda, and I have to agree with Marg, what a great idea, and way to use the stamps.

    Sue x

  4. Your cards are stunning and I especially love the hand one it's so inspirational

    Jackie x

  5. Your hand is quite an amazing piece of artwork & such an original idea. I particularly like the way you lifted the colour from the background with your water sprayed stamp. The additional gold embossed elements provide a striking contrast with the black & accentuate the warmth of the orange/brown tones beautifully.
    In your second sample it's your combination of red & pink that catches my attention - especially with those hints of orange in the elephants' trappings. The luxury of the orient is really embodied in this with the addition of those tassels & the gold charm.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Wow, so beautiful, of course it's a "Miranda" she's the best!!


  7. Miranda your cards are so beautiful and inspiring. Your use of colour

    stands out. Can you tell me how you do the "acrylic block technique"?

    If you have already done a tutorial of this please tell me where I could see it.
    Thank you


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