Saturday, 25 October 2008

Gold bandana

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It seems like ages since my last post! I seem to be struggling to get back into gear after our few days away so it's a relief to be posting again.
Today's offering is an ATC for Saturday's Workout Challenge. It's been difficult to get a photo to try and reflect the true colours for this with the poor weather and artificial lighting. After a few attempts it's fairly close but the true colouring is more of a sage green than this shows. I created two background pieces using a linen effect card base and pesto alcohol ink. On one of the base pieces I stamped the paisley background stamp from the Elusive images Filligree Fushion set using olive chalk ink then created the bandana effect using a sakura gold pen. The bandana effect is traditionally created by stamping with black and doodling with a white gel pen, but I fancied trying something different. On the second piece of AI background card I stamped one of the flourish stamps from the same stamp set with versamark ink and embossed with sparkle and sprinkle halo gold embossing powder before cutting it out and mounting onto the base card with 3D foam. 4 green brads finish it. I hope you like this different take on bandana and thanks for visiting today.


  1. Ann this ATC is beautiful, love the colours and the detail created on such a small piece of art.

    x Wheezie x

  2. Ann it is a work of art, I really love the technique, the colours, the style, the textures....just beautiful!

  3. Wow Ann this is awesome.
    Really elegant card.

    Thanks for joining SaWo.

  4. Gorgeous Ann you little rebel!!! x

  5. Ooh nice one Ann. Lovely to use gold pen. Never thought of that. We used a white candle on Wendie's course and that works as well. Love Cynthia x

  6. Wowee. It's terrific. Just the sort of thing to get my crafting juices flowing again. (I seem to be struggling at the moment.) Everything about it zings.
    Beryl xx

  7. Wow, Ann is gorgeous.


  8. Ann, this is a gorgeous example of bandana art.

  9. Really great art work.
    Love the details and the color.

  10. ooooooooooooooooh wow - gorgeous absolutely gorgeous.

    Ann xxx

  11. this is gorgeous - very elegant

  12. This is so stunning Ann (and you know how much I love this stamp don't you?) The colours and embossing look so rich, just beautiful!

  13. Such a beautiful piece Ann, subtle and very effective :)

    Jo XX

  14. WOW - stunning piece of work
    Love the whole design - just beautiful
    Thanks for sharing

  15. This is lovely Ann and the colours are great, very autumn. So much detail on a small project.

    Cathy xx

  16. Amazing and cute!!! such great work!! :) :)



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