Thursday, 1 May 2014

A Taste of India

I was naughty and treated my self to the Sheena Douglass Taste of India stamps when they were on offer on Create and Craft, I don't have any other stamps remotely like them, here's the first card I've made with this collection, this one uses "Henna" and a whole lot of Distress Ink.  It was really hard to photograph, it looks much richer and prettier in reality.
 I started by creating the background, simply by applying Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks to a piece of card.  I then used some of the smaller stamps sprayed with water to stamp onto the background to give a sort of faux batik look.
I then heat embossed the larger image with gold powder, took a damp brush over the leaf and flower area to lift off some of the colour, then painted with Twinkling H2Os.  I then added glitter to the flowers, topped with two coats of Glossy Accents for a domed finish, and one coat of Glossy Accents on the leaves for a shiny finish.
To finish the panel, I used a white pen to add dots to highlight areas of the design and to edge the piece, I also used some Black Soot Distress Ink round the edges to make the colours pop.
The panel was then matted onto some gold pearl card, onto which I added a border of drops of gold Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue. 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sweet Stampin' - No DP 
Milk Coffee - Bright Colours
Inky Impressions - #157 - Anything Goes
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Power or Flocking - I used embossing power and glitter
Hobbycutz - #45 - Glitter
Pile It On - #17 - Rubber Stamping
Red Carpet Studio - #68 - The Heat - I used hot colours and heat embossing


  1. oh wow so gorgeous and vibrant wendy.the colours are fantastic ;D

    xx coops xx

  2. Wow!! Wendy your card is absolutely gorgeous, the colours are fantastic, beautiful stamps, Kate x

  3.! What a gorgeous creation and so perfect for our challenge this week!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  4. Fabulous as always hun...just so gorgeous..:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  5. WAUW, WAUW and WAUW. This is utterly gorgeous!
    Thank you for playing with us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Hope you will join us again soon.
    Pia xx

  6. This is very pretty, love your new stamp and your background! Awesome card!

  7. stunning work Wendy right up my street - love it xx

  8. stunning work Wendy right up my street - love it xx

  9. Gorgeous. I love it!

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  10. What a gorgeous card! I love how you got that subtle stamped look on your background. This card is a real show-stopper! Thanks for sharing it over at Red Carpet Studios!

  11. This is stunning, Wendy and so clever! You've really captured the batik look in both the vibrant colours and the faded print. Just perfect! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  12. So pretty and creative! Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions!

    Hugs, Adina

  13. Very Pretty. Thanks for playing at RCS.

  14. What a fantastic card. It is so beautiful and colorful.
    Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stamping.

  15. Wow, this looks amazing. Love the bright colors and the faux batiking. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

  16. BEAUTIFUL Card! LOVE your background!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  17. So very gorgeous! Love all the wonderful layers! Thanks for joining in on the fun at Milk Coffee Challenge!


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