Sunday, 6 April 2014

Turquoise Hearts

After my last blog post I checked out the new challenge on 'Less is More' and discovered that it was 'A touch of turqoise' - one of my favourite colours.

I decided I wanted something jewel-like as my theme so I looked up turquoise on Google images and found some geat pictues of pieces of  turquoise.

 To create the same impression I coloured plain card with copic markers (BG13 & BG05). I coloured the whole surface alternately at least three or four times (they probably produce a pen that would be the perfect colour - but I don't own it) then I used my handy crackle stamp and stamped over it using black memento ink.

I die cut two hearts and clear embossed them to give a nice shine. I
 chose a textured cream coloured card to create a contrast with the shiny hearts. I embossed the sentiment (which I wish I had got a little neater - but next time will be better).
I felt it needed a little more so I took a narrow border off the front of the card and ran a strip of the turquise card down the side.

Here's a close-up of the hearts

I feel really pleased with how this turned out (except for my embossing on the words).
This will be my last piece of crafting for the week I think.

I have a science assignment to hand in on Thursday. Lewis and I had fun with a kinex Trebouchet in the weekend and now I have to write up my results and establish my conclusions etc.  So I'm really pleased I have such a productive period of crafting beforehand.
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  1. Oh how clever! I love the way you reproduced the Turquoise with the Crackle stamp.

  2. This is a brilliant idea... super!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Dianne what a stunning take on the challenge, love this!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week
    LIM Designer

  4. Love the classic lines of this card, Dianne. Your creativity with the turquoise is fantastic! Such a great idea. TFS

  5. I like this very much. The border is an easy way of adding interest simply. Really eyecatching.