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Tuesday 7 July 2020

Treats on Tuesday with Christine - La gâterie du mardi avec Christine

Hi Everyone, it's Christine here with a watercolour background on Black Mixed Media card stock.
I watercoloured and splattered a mix of colours on the black Mixed Media card heat drying between colours. I then stamped the background images in Distress oxide ink (speckled egg) and in my first card I stamped the flower with Versamark and then used white ultra-fine embossing powder.

Salut tout le monde, c'est Christine ici avec un fond aquarelle sur du papier cartonné Noir Mixed Media. J'ai aquarellé et éclaboussé un mélange de couleurs sur la carte noire Mixed Media en séchant à la chaleur entre les couleurs. J'ai ensuite étampé les images de fond à l'encre Distress Oxide ("speckled egg") et dans ma première carte, j'ai étampé la fleur avec du Versamark, puis j'ai utilisé de la poudre à embosser ultra-fine blanche.

Here is a close up of the watercoloured background.

Voici un gros plan de l'arrière-plan aquarellé.

For my second card I used White ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
White ink is never as white as white embossing powder. With this card I love the soft almost grey tone of the ink after heat embossing it.

Pour ma deuxième carte, j'ai utilisé de l'encre blanche et je l'ai embossée avec de la poudre à embosser transparente. L'encre blanche n'est jamais aussi blanche que la poudre à embosser blanche. Avec cette carte, j'aime le ton doux presque gris de l'encre après l'embossage à chaud.

Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:

Bloom Crescent
Bloom Crescent

Best Wishes to a Special Friend...

Abstract Matrix
Abstract Matrix

Numbers Abstract - Small

Distressed Background Text

Flower Mandala - Large

Flower Mandala - Medium
Maple Leaf Medium
Maple Leaf Medium



aussie aNNie said...

Christine, your stencil and art work are always gorgeously created.. ♥

Bonnie said...

I love how the muted colors and crisp white embossed flowers show on the first card and the softer embossing and background stamping on the second card! Two awesome designs!

Trina P. said...

Two different looks, but both equally dramatic and striking on the black MM paper... another unknown-to-me product.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored background for your stamped and heat embossed images, Christine. TFS the close up too. You make me want to get out my Strathmore Black MM paper. TFS and always inspiring me, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Loll said...

I had no idea that DOX inks would show colours on black mixed media paper. Always learn so much from your posts Christine. And how cool that the black colour softens when heat embossed. Two beautiful cards Christine!

Susan said...

Two beautiful cards - fabulous backgrounds from the watercolours on the black mixed media cs. Great demonstration of the difference between white and clear embossing powder on a dark background.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are fabulous, Christine! I LOVE the watercolored black MM backgrounds! With the heat-embossed images, they're not only beautiful, but also so interesting! You can clearly see the difference of the effect of the inks and heat-embossing between the two.
Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

Love your wonderful backgrounds Christine - I need to try this out - we don't often use black for our card designs!

Mac Mable said...

One stunning technique and what amazing cards, both of them x.

Darnell said...

I had to come for a closer look to see how you made these amazing creations. Thank you for a great description, Christine! You have a great eye for design and you are a pro at using that heat gun, my friend! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell