Orange and yellow!

That’s this week’s theme at 4×4 Friday. I made 2 freestanding plaques because I was playing with the textured cuttlebug background technique I’ve seen Adrienne, Carol and Annette showing on their blogs. I didn’t have time for the complete process with tissue paper, gesso and paints, so this is the abbreviated version which has worked out rather well (IMHO!):

I cut my 4×4 from scrap card and stuck the Crafty Individuals pic in the centre. I then tore up (shock, horror!) my embossed cardstock to make 2 yellow and 2 orange strips for the frame. I spritzed with Walnut gold glimmer mist (Tattered Angels) and rubbed metallics (red) over the raised areas. Added a MaVinci art quote stamp, 3 little gems and a glass bead flower/star. This one is going to Annette (who won the NGS Art Lottery, lucky thing) as a thanks for being so very kind and sending me all those goodies to play with.

This one was made in much the same way, except I smooshed Frayed Burlap distress ink over the CB raised bits and then spritzed very lightly with the glimmer mist. I used one of my clay embellies (Stonehenge) and stamped the word Monuments on the diary scrap with those tiny Studio G alphabet stamps. Neat, aren’t they?!

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  1. beautiful again Rosie!!!

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  2. Sandy

     /  June 27, 2008

    Wow they are really unique.
    Wonderful 4 x 4 creations. Love them.
    Wunderschön, wie immer 😀

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  3. kreativgeschwafel

     /  June 27, 2008

    They’re both really wonderful!!

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  4. hastingshall2

     /  June 27, 2008

    Wonderful, Rosie. I love the vibrancy of your cards. Your explanation of how you did this is very clear to follow. It sounds like it was really a lot of steps. It is beautiful and the lucky recipient will certainly be thrilled.

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  5. Beautiful!! Your colors always turn out perfectly!! I love the texture you’ve achieved in these two pieces! Both are beauties!! I can’t wait to do a yellow and orange 4X4!

    I’m late with all the challenges…got started on a couple and couldn’t stand the state of the workroom another second, so I spent the day sprucing things up. Now it will be nice to get a fresh start in the morning.

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  6. Faye – if you look at the others’ blogs, there are a few more parts to the process!

    Barbara – That may happen to me next week… my workspace keeps decreasing in size – not good!

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  7. Absolutely stunning

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  8. carolann

     /  June 28, 2008

    Rosie these are absolutely fab the colours are so vibrant they are great hun well done xxx

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  9. What absolutely fascinating backgrounds you’ve created for these two pieces. Beautiful combination of elements in each too!

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  10. Rosie wondeful work .Love this 4×4 of yours thank you for sharing it with us!

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  11. These are wonderful Rosie! Love the colours 🙂

    Liz x

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  12. Love how you jumped right in and did what worked for you! they look fabulous, I love bright colors. The details of the embellishments are fantastic. Love it!!!

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  13. lovely xx

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