Start your day…

… with an experiment! Well the reason being, SOYBS challenged us to use ‘alternative methods’ of colouring our artwork this week! Her blog post was entitled “Start your day with coffee” and of course, it’s not unknown to colour tags, etc. with tea/coffee is it? Well I chose to use turmeric and mashed daffodil leaves! 😀

Here’s the sheet of thin cardstock before I used it so you can see I got 2 backgrounds on the same sheet. The stalks also left bits on the cs, giving me some texture aswell (bonus!) Which did I use? The middle of course, so both are in my background! 😉

Mashed stalks and turmeric!

And here’s a card with 2 square images adhered to chipboard squares to add depth, which I made for PTW this week, asking for squares!!

Friendship

The ribbon is cut off one of DD’s greeting cards; Miniatures from Crafty Individuals; scribble flower stamp by Funstamps; Frayed burlap distress ink to keep it soft; inspiration – the Queen!

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17 Comments

  1. Sandy

     /  March 4, 2008

    Wow Rosie this is brilliant. Wonderful card with great stamps and colors. Love it. Wie immer 😀

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  2. Love this card, the colours are beautiful – think I too may have to start raiding the kitchen and garden!

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  3. Rosie, this card is soooo stunning – love the background and that you put the images on chipboards, really fantastic art work (like always…)

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  4. Stunning card Rosie, I love the background

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  5. I am utterly intrigued by how you created your background. I love that you showed us the sheet before it was transformed into this lovely piece of artwork. Talk about stepping out of your comfort zone!! Makes me want to scout around my kitchen for interesting background material! Wonderful work, Rosie!!

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  6. giffers

     /  March 4, 2008

    Oh this is lovely Rosie, such warm wonderful springy colors. Well done!

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  7. Sue Curtis

     /  March 4, 2008

    Rosie- I wild about this spread- excellent!!!

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  8. wow fabulous card, love the colours :-)x

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  9. Beautiful, the colors go well together & the card is gorgeous.

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  10. neat idea with the coloring and the outcome is beautiful.
    xx
    Anna

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  11. Autumn Labbe-Renault

     /  March 5, 2008

    Hi Rosie – lovely colors! i remember getting a nice yellow stain by wetting onion skins and leaving them to dry on paper. What I can’t remember is whether I boiled them or not. Guess I’ll to do it again and find out. 🙂

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  12. Beautiful book ,great work well done .xxx

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  13. WOW – this is great. Pretty nice with the coloring and I love the vintage feel.

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  14. fabulous piece or artwork!! great background!

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  15. Stunning!

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  16. Great card! I love the way you have created your background! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

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  17. Your card looks wonderful, love the soft colours and the saying is really true.

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