Thursday, 10 November 2011

I had to play with my pears once I’d got them all out and it IS the only time of year they’re in season…

pear 2
I was determined to play for an hour or two today, so I made some backgrounds, using Adirondack Colour Washes.  After stamping and embossing the pear and text image (one stamp - I used Petal Points to colour the pear before stamping) I played around for a bit with mica powders and gold ink, tore the card, edged it with Cranberry and Currant inks, then embossed a bit of gold Pear text on the corners. The white card isn’t white at all, it’s cream – not even off white. I took a photo and a scan but it didn’t show up in either, so I give up :-)
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The gold and irridescent powders made it look a little duller, so I adjusted the colours a bit on the photo. Still can’t get it to look cream, though… x

26 very much appreciated comments:

Violets Corner said...

This is a fantastic card, the embossing is stunning and gives lovely texture, I love the rich colours you used!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Lottie said...

Love, love, love that stamp - I'd never had guessed it was just one stamp with all the oriental writing too.
The colouring is superb it looks like an ancient piece of parchment - from Japan or China, sewn onto material. Brilliant

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is stunning Cath. Beautiful embossing and I like the warm colors. Beautiful details.
Lovely greet
Marja

Martina2801 said...

This is fantastic, Cath! What a great inspiration piece!

Femmy said...

love the vibrant colors!!

sam21ski said...

Stunning colours and I love how you've used that stamp. The gold looks fab xxx

Zoechaos said...

Absolutely gorgeous very clever design and the colours wonderful, rich and lush XOXO Zoe

Paul Browning said...

Gorgeous card. Love the deep rich colours. No one can hold a candle to your fabulous pear. Pxx

flutterbycrafter said...

What a stunning card, beautiful colours too xx

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful card Cath but I really don't think you should discuss playing with your pears in blogland, lol, x

Vicky Hayes said...

I agree with you Cath, once you have stamps out it's good fun to see what else you can come up with! This is a beauty - it looks as if it's lit up from behind! Vx

Sandy said...

Wow Cath this is unbelievable.
Stunning card. Love it.

Have a lovely weekend.

Marilyn Rock said...

I love pears and yours are beautiful!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a fantastic piece this is! Love it!

xxx Susi

Di said...

Terrific card Cath - those colours are great and you've done a super job! Di xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Your colors are amazing! Love it. And that is my kind of sewing, too. :-)

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful work, Cath! Have a great weekend!

Tessa said...

Love the stitching and the rich colours!!

xx Tessa

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, love this image.
Have a nice weekend.

thekathrynwheel said...

The colours and background are gorgeous on this. Love your pears!

Sally H said...

Wow! What gorgeous colours! Love it!

Jack said...

Another stunning pear card (one of a pair, lol). And I'm with CB, should you really mention what you do with your pears???
xx

Janine said...

oh wow, how great this one is, love the scene and the colours!!

Darlene said...

These are Fab !! and I always luv asian style - great Job

Darlene

Carla said...

love the colours you use, brilliant card

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous