Saturday, 8 August 2009
Thanks to the inspiration from a very talented Canadian lady, Yogi, I made this card. I tore a piece from a Chinese newspaper (thanks to my friend Ping who gets a Chinese Daily and kindly passed one on to me). Then I covered it in a thin coat of gesso after which I added distress inks in blue and green. Next I edged it with my gold Krylon leafing pen and added the butterfly to which I'd added a coat of glossy accents. I had dragged a glossy card through the same colours of distress inks which I'd spritzed lightly with water then spritzed the card and dried it with a heat gun. I added the Chinese "love" character and embossed it with gold, a couple of beads (again thanks Ping!) and finally stamped my JudiKins Japanese poem "Beneath a Plum Tree" as the background in unembossed gold. Looking back on my very early attempts at cardmaking 16 years ago, I think I can say that I am definitely on a journey of discovery and I'm loving every minute of it!