Friday, 14 April 2017

Easter Wishes...

Well I've finally put down my Gelli plate for 5 minutes to do some marbling instead.
I don't think in all my years of posting on my blog I have created an Easter card but this idea had been burning away for some time so I decided to give it a go. I downloaded an egg shaped template from Pinterest ( I would give you the link but I still cannot access Pinterest, grr, it's been about 4-5 weeks now and although I can upload my pics I can't do anything else on Pinterest. I beginning to wonder now if I ever will).

However, I'm sure there are other free egg templates on the web. I simply used the template to cut an egg shaped aperture in a piece of acetate to use as a stencil. 

Easter 1a

I used shaving foam to create my marbled effect, adding Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry reinker and Fossilized Amber and then swirled with cocktail stick. I bought the value shaving foam from Tesco, it is cheap and works really well. I laid my stencil on top of the shaving foam and then placed my cardstock on top.

I only wanted to have a partial egg outline so I deliberately did not press too hard on the side where I wanted to add my sentiment.

The lovely Easter Wishes sentiment is by Penny Black (2006 3603E).

Easter 1

I then went onto try some other colours, this time more earthy tones for a completely different look.

Easter 1b

Then, without adding more ink, I just swirled the foam around for a completely different marbled effect.

Easter 1c

 Makes for some fantastic abstract art :)

Easter 1d

 Well, I hope you all have a fantastic Easter, thank you for stopping by, I'll be back soon x


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

These look amazing. It's such a simple idea that works incredibly well and the colours look fabulous. I really like your artwork and have just become a follower so that I don't miss any in future. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Mac Mable said...

Wow these have turned out so well. The mix of colours are fabulous. Love the idea of the stencil too. Great inspiration (as always) thank you very much x

Shauna Todd said...

Very clever!! and pretty!

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Tami said...

Oh my what amazing cards, awesome work with the shaving foam! I’ve added your cards to my “favorites” board! Love these!