Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Abstract Cards


Day 2 over at the PA blog saw Ellen showing how to create fabulous cards using the brayer technique which you can see here. I more or less followed what she did. 


Added some TH tissue tape and a bit of random stamping with the PA minis using stazon ink and used mini paint lids stencil with a mix of haystack and autumn fire fresco.


I wanted to use some bold images for the centre pieces and decided to give my LP images a rest and instead chose those by Dina Wakley and Michelle Ward.


I stamped the happy birthday onto white card, distressed the edges and coloured with black ink. I mounted two onto red card and two onto black.


Close up of one of the images, love how the colours of the background show through the script.


Here they are stood up side by side.

24 comments:

Sarah B said...

loving the images on these - the backgrounds make them really stand out x

massofhair said...

REALLY like these cards Sam, colours are wonderful and i do like how you can see the colour through the stencilling :-) xxx

Helen said...

Really beautiful, Sam - they look gorgeous with Dina's stamps over the background - might have to do some more, like that myself!

Corrie Herriman said...

Wow, I love those colourful backgrounds !
Corrie x

Lin said...

Love 'em sam just love 'em xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh Sam really live these great colour combo and I love the stamps xx

jojo79 said...

Love these Sam, they look really good with those stamps. Is that Pink I see on them ?

Jo
x

sam21ski said...

No Jo, it's London Bus but I think where it's merged with the Tango, it's gone a bit pinkified, wasn't intentional - hehehehe!!!

isisimaginings.com said...

They're fantastic Sam, you used a gorgeous selection of colours.

Amanda said...

Sam these are fab, loving all that colour, striking cards
Love
Amanda x

ellen vargo said...

OOOOHHHH!!!! LOVE your brayered background with those Dina stamps! Gorgeous!

craftimamma said...

Lovely work Sam! The colours and images you chose to use look fabulous!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

chrissies said...

Terrific background for the wonderful stamps Sam

Love Chrissie x

Deborah said...

DW images look soo good with the brayered background. Fabarooni!

Alison said...

These are fabulous, great choice of images too! xxx

Trish said...

They are so great Sam! I do love this style, and you get 4 different cards from one fun page!

butterfly said...

Those silhouettes work brilliantly against the abstract backgrounds - fab!
Alison x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love, love, love those Dina Wakley images with these backgrounds - just made for each other. Lovely work, Sam! Julie Ann xxx

hazel said...

Brilliant cards Sam, the backgrounds are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

This has to be one of my favourite PA challenges. Your cards are wonderful, these background look great with the Dina stamps don't they.

Sandy said...

Love it Sam - absolutely gorgeous!!
Sandy

Marianne said...

Fabulous makes Sam!! What a lovely backgroundcolours.
xxx Marianne

Cath Wilson said...

Just my cup of tea and very much like the masterboards we made a few years back, using ink pads dtp - cool!

Darcy UK said...

wow, gorgeous, love those stamped images.

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