Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sunset or sunrise?

It's my second week of sharing lovely Stampotique goodness, ooh it's going a bit quickly, I enjoyed this week's theme of using perfect pairs, although I was a little bit of a cotton headed ninny muggins (an extra sparkly point if you can name the film that phrase is from!) when I chose 2 colours that were right out of my comfort zone, and didn't really go together.......

Yes, that well known combination of mauve/purple and yellow...... ah well, it turned out grand in the end!

I used Cityscape, masked and stamped a couple of times, and Daniel's hearts (yeah, I really over-use this stamp, but it's sooooo scrummy and I lurve it so there!) I then spent a day searching for my masking fluid, which was (obviously) sitting smugly right in front of me on my desk all along. After painting it over the images (it's smelly!), I used several coats of Glimmer Glam paints in Berry-licious and Golden Goddess to create the sky. Dontcha love it when things have delicious names!

Hopefully you can see the depth of shine I got on the sky, the paints are translucent and full of glitter, and shine!

I re-stamped the images in white onto black card and heat embossed with white powder, then used a few elements to pop out of the background for some depth. You might also spot a touch of crackle medium at the bottom, again painted with Glimmer Glam to give another texture.

My pairs were- 2 colours, 2 images, 2 texture (the shiny glaze and the crackle), 2 colours of embellishment (yellow and purple eyelets).

I totally wouldn't have gone there without the challenge, but I'm so glad I did! Your turn, show us your pairs ;)

Oh and I nearly forgot- sunset or sunrise

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Papertake weekly challenge- With a heart


  1. Very nice. I really like the contast between the colors, and also between the mat and shiny finish.

  2. It certainly makes for a dramatically ominous sky... Love the hearts!
    Alison x

  3. Gorgeous!!! Your page is gorgeous!

  4. I love challenges, too, Lisa, and you have created something very beautiful here. I love the juxtaposition of the black and white vs. the dramatic combination of color! A true work of art! And, by the way, you do a great impersonation of Elf! ;-)

  5. This is such a fabulous creation! Love the beautiful colors. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)


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