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Monday, January 27, 2014

Birthday Number Three, Happy Birthday, Rachel!

 
Crikey, three birthdays in four days. That has to be a record!!
Well today it is the turn of Rachel (aka Taniwha)
Again, Rachel,  is a scrapper friend of mine & I decided that
as she had a scrap style Christmas card, I would do a mixed media birthday card.
 
I am quite pleased with this, it turned out better than I imagined & I got
chance to play with some forgotten art materials, my soft & oil pastels.
 
 
I won't bore you too much with the detail,
 but basically I glued book text to a piece of watercolour paper.
I applied white gesso to the surface & once dry
I coloured it with the soft pastels, adding oil pastels at the edges
to give a darker frame effect.
I stamped the background with TH Attic Treasures
& Elusive Images - Paris Postcards set of 4 plates.
I die cut the bookplate (TH) & applied gesso then antique linen distress paint.
I added a touch of brushed Pewter distress paint too.
Added Madame Payraud -  Washi Tape strips
an Xcut die cut swirl & Memory Box Butterfly
which was stamped with text. Adding two brads for decoration.

4 comments:

Carol Q said...

This butterfly stamp never fails for me Paula so you couldn't go wrong. Gorgeous card. very peaceful colours.

Carol Q said...

This butterfly stamp never fails for me Paula so you couldn't go wrong. Gorgeous card. very peaceful colours.

Karin said...

Yes that Butterfly plate is one of my favourites too. Your card looks gorgeous Paula.

Buttons said...

I should hope you are pleased with this Paula. It's beautiful. Jenny x