Tuesday 13 May 2014

Another Taste of India

I've been playing with my Sheena Douglass Taste of India stamps again, this time it was the Henna Mango set, and once again I went bold and bright with the colours.
 To create the background, I stamped the small mango design randomly on the card in Perfect Medium, then swept Pan Pastels over with sponges, blending the colours together.  The pastel clings beautifully to the stamped images, giving the same gradation of colour as the background, only more intense.  After setting the pastel with hairspray, I used a small flower stamp from the set to stamp in between the mangoes using Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey Distress Inks.  Next, I used a plastic stencil and some more Picked Raspberry ink to add a hint of pattern to the top of the card, sponging through the stencil with Cut and Dry foam, before going round the edges of the whole piece with Black Soot Distress Ink.
With the background complete, I then stamped and heat embossed the large image with gold powder, I also heat embossed an extra flower on pink card, cut it out, filled the petals with Glossy Accents, added gems to the centre, ready to be decoupaged onto the image with foam pads at the end.  I coloured the image with a white paint pen and a green metallic gel pen, then went round the outline with a black Micron pen for definition.  The final touches were to add a border of white dots with the paint pen, add the flower, and mat onto gold pearl card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Artistic Inspirations - #91 - No Designer Paper 
Card Mania - #46 - Emboss It
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - M is For ... - Mango, Magenta Pan Pastel, Mask, Micron Pen
Robyn's Fetish - 211 - Cards With Flowers in the Image
Sister Act - #56 - Anything Goes


  1. Hi Wendy, this is lovely, such fabulous colours and such a beautiful design, love it, Kate x

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  3. Love the colouring Wendy, great technique. Flora xx

  4. this is fabulous Kate - i've been playing with my india stamps again today - just adore them! Hugs rachel xx

  5. This is stunning Wendy, your background is gorgeous, such beautiful colours.

  6. Wow, this is an explosion of colors. Thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations this week and good luck with the challenge. Hugs Maja, DT

  7. I am in love with this card, Wendy! The colors are so fabulous and you have done such a wonderful job capturing the bold calebratory colors of India. Thanks for joining us at the SIster Act Card Challenge this week. Cathy xx

  8. Beautiful card Wendy! Love the vibrant colorful background! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Love The Background .. Beautiful Card.. Thanxx For Playing With Us This Week At The Robyn's Fetish .Cards With Flowers.Good Luck
    Sherry @ Robyn's Fetish DT

  10. Gorgeous card! beautiful blend of colors and the designs in the background are sweet. Thanks for playing along with the "M" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. This is a fab creation, thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations this week
    Zoe DT xxx


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