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Tuesday 12 January 2021

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

Hi Everyone, it's Christine here with an acrylic paint background and poppies coloured with pencil.
I created my background using a technique I learned from a Kate Crane video on this years Wanderlust year long on line course. The basic  technique is to take acrylic paint and different size brushes and pens and make lots of overlapping circles,scribbles, dots and marks not leaving a lot of white space. You then cut the sheet into squares, these are 1" X 1" to fit onto and A2 card and then mounted them on a black mat.
I stamped the poppy image on the squares in black Versafine ink using a stamp positioner and then stamped my poppy again on white card stock. I coloured it using pencils and then fussy cut the flowers.
A little tip when you fussy cut images- run the cut edges of the image over a black brush tip pen. This makes the cut edge black so you don't see the imperfections of your fussy cutting. 
The whole image was placed on a gold mat before mounting on the card.


Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


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Graceful Poppies
Graceful Poppies 



My Next Chapter said...

I love this idea Christine. Your card is beautiful!

Debbie Gaetz said...

love your background colors and your fussy cut tip!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous poppy and background!

Susan said...

That is beautiful! Love the contrast of the poppy with the wonderful artsy background.

Trina P. said...

What a cool technique with striking results. The beautiful bright red poppies are standouts against it.

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a stunning beauty.
xx Karen

Mac Mable said...

Artsy and unique background and loving those poppies too x.

aussie aNNie said...

wow this is so stunning absolutely beautiful...great design and awesome colours. BIG thanks for your fussy cutting tip. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Awesome technique and fabulous results, Christine! Love this artsy card!
Hideko xx

Loll said...

Very beautiful and arsty design, Christine. The red poppies are gorgeous and really make a statement over the colourful background.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous poppies and I love how you created the background, Christine! Thank you so much for sharing your technique with us! xx