Sunday, 4 January 2009

Harlequin Rose

As Glenda has now released a picture of this latest themeplate, I thought I'd post a picture of one of the samples I've been working on:I've sponged colour on from various inkpads, added a strip of patterned paper down the side (from the fantastic K&Co Classic Boxed set)and stamped the border over this. Then I cut away around the diamond shapes and put the exact same image on the inside of the card, just colouring the rose slightly differently. I added some different paper down the side and used one of the fabulous quotes.When opening it looks like this:I can see I'm going to use this plate a lot, not just for the fabulous collages, but I also love those swirly fonts and that long border stamp, which reminds me of wrought iron fencing. It doesn't matter if you use the whole design or just part of it, it always seems to work!
I have to say you're lucky to see any photos at all as I'd parcelled the samples up all ready to go in tomorrow's post when I realised I'd forgotten to take any pics! The air turned a decided shade of blue - you'd understand if you could see how I do my parcels - I keep Wilkos in brown parcel tape! Also I never have a box to fit, so make them from various ones put together and if you try to undo them they just fall apart! However I braved it and managed to salvage the box without too much bad language!




Rosie said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful sample. I can see they are all going to be so different! Thanks for showing us, Rosie

InkyArtitude said...

Wooo Helen! Fabulous sample, I can't wait to see what else is in your 'Fort Knox' box of samples!!!
Happy New Year to you and all the family.

Lavender Rose said...

Stunning isn't the word!!!!!!! Thank goodness you took a photo. I love the colouring, design...everything! The inside is just as beautiful as the outside and the cutaway very effective.

Lynne K said...

What a beautiful design. The way you've coloured the inside as a more subtle version of the outside is so effective.