Friday, 16 January 2009

Newspaper Challenge


Phew, just managed to get this finished with only hours to spare for the Lotstodo challenge this week - newspaper. I decided to take Hilda's advice and try the clear tape method of transferring newsprint to card. This was my first attempt and I only had narrow sellotape. However, I DID manage to transfer a small piece from a Chinese newspaper that a friend of mine had given me, so I guess it qualifies! For the background of the card I loaded my brayer with Adirondack Stained Glass ink then took off most of it on a piece of scrunched up typing paper, then rolled it over my card. Then I stamped and embossed in gold the 3 calligraphic symbols. I stamped the Japanese ladies and matted them on some lovely lilac paper. Finally I added the complimentary little adhesive "seal" between the two images. You will need to click on the newsprint to have any chance of reading it - LOL!

9 comments:

crafty creations said...

beautiful card Shairon

Thanks so much for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week

Femmy said...

it's beautiful!! love the soft colors!!

Dawne said...

lovely card shairon xxx

sam21ski said...

WOW What a fab way of using the newspaper, love the pastel colours used on the card - fab creation Shairon xxx

Shairon said...

Thanks folks for all your kind comments. I really appreciate them. xx

mommabear said...

Beautiful card

Allotment Lady said...

Oh I love the colours and Oriental is one of my favourites

Sue said...

Stunning card, Shairon. I really love the clear tape technique. Gives great results. x

ju said...

Really gorgeous!x