Hi crafters. This card started off by playing with chipboard found when tidying. I didn’t have any firm idea for how it would turn out. I cut the chipboard wth Tim Holtz Alterations Frameworks dies. This piece uses Courtyard. The chipboard is pretty thick so the die cutting machine wasn’t happy and some edges are rough but I didn’t think that mattered. I cut it up and glued it to some watercolour paper. I then put gesso on them as they were grey. It probably could be glued to any paper as the colour ends up darker where there is no gesso, so maybe it’s best to paint the whole page. When the gesso was dry I sprinkled Lindy’s magicals Autumn maple crimson, Ken Oliver Prussian blue and Indigo plus Nuvo shimmer powder Violet brocade. Then I misted. I let it dry and used a Versamark pen around the edges and added Silver embossing powder. I also sprinkled some silver powder.

I had some chipboard cutouts I found secondhand which had the right shapes. I gessoed them and coloured them with the same powders and then added silver embossing. I stamped the Technique Tuesday agapanthus sentiment onto vellum to which I had added blue on the back. I tied silver threads to the sentiment chipboard element and adhered them to the back with double sided tape.

The sentiment is perfect for the Time Out challenge #131


  • Sandie

    wow these is an amazing project-such wonderful texture and he colour turned out fab-adore the way you incorporated the sentiment. Thanks for joining Time Out

  • Jill V

    This is so gorgeous – I love the texture from the chipboard die cuts – and all that gorgeous colour from the watercolour powders! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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