Friday, 7 January 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge 63

Over at the Cafe this week's colours are grass green, gold and silver. (The link to their blog is on my sidebar) This week I thought I would try something other than a card so dug out some chipboard frames that I had from Crafty Individuals for a while but was not quite sure where to use them! I used meadow and citrus alcohol inks to colour the frame then added some silver mixative and used blending solution to blend together. I repeated this for the inside square of a smaller frame, backed the frame with gold mirriboard and mounted the square onto that. I then added some microbeads in gold black and green for a bit of texture..... Then I hit a blank wall! After playing around with various things I remembered I had some inchie stamps of trees, out they came and hey presto job done.


I used the finished embellishment on a scrapbook layout. I kept everything clean and simple on the page as the photo is so large but I'm pleased with the end result. (And if anyone is confused about the wording, what planet are you from? Terry's chocolate orange and Dawn French tv advert.........)


On a last note, the weather is awful here so it is pretty difficult getting a decent photo in this light. The colours in the paper do actually match the embellishment!
Be blessed in your art today

17 comments:

Fiona said...

Terrific embellishment there Neil! Loving the silver which ties in to your photo, and those microbeads :)

scrapperjulia said...
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scrapperjulia said...

Sorry, about the previous post, I forgot an important word, embellishment! I love how you made it and the whole layout is great!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What an incredibly artistic embellishment you have created! It's outstanding. THanks for entering it at the Play Date Cafe and letting us see it!

Jaclyn Miller said...

That is a super COOL technique you used on that tile - the differing shades of green are beautiful. I love the use of the microbeads too. Great use of this week's colors at the PDCC.

Debgem said...

This is such a fab embellishment - there's so much texture. I like the varying shades of green. And the layout it fab!

Chrissie said...

This is simply fabulous... I love the embellishment, but the picture plus the caption really made me smile!
Altogether superb!
Chrissie

Anonymous said...

Great ! I live in Kent too, but stranded in Scotland until Wednesday next week ! Weather dreadful, still have snow - lots!
Just love this card and the colour combination is just right for the item
Barbara
SparklesSimpleStuff

Michele Gross said...

Wow! Really really cool! Wonderful embellishment and I love that you actually used it on your layout! Fab! I'm on the other side of the pond in Colorado and we have our last lovely weather day tomorrow :( up to 45 and then Sunday morning we'll start out at 8 with snow which I think is -13 or so for you?? Thank goodness I have a few posts scheduled as it will be few days before its nice enough for decent photos again ;)

Angie Blom said...

Neil.. this is just Fabulous. love the polished look to is.. loving the inchie..amazing.

Ruby said...

I love your project this week, it's great! It was nearly overtaken by your picture of that fab giant lookalike segment of chocolate orange. Being a chocoholic it was very hard to tear myself away lol. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Nigel said...

Brilliant embellishment and page.

And Terry can keep his orange - bleeuurrgghh!! :)

Sarah Anderson said...

What a fabulous rock, just like a Terry's, sorry Dawn's, chocolate orange segment! I'm just glad they brought a mint version out, I wasn't so keen on the orange one ;) Fab embellie for your LO. Love the crisp branches of the tree image contrasting with the soft greens and gold of the chipboard. Thanks so much for taking on the challenge this week in the play date cafe :)

Paul said...

The embellishment is fantastic, I love the way the colours blend and swirl into each other. Plus, it perfectly complements your scrapbook page. I have bookmarked your page to go and look over your other posts later on :) Px

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully creative! Great job with the colors and it's always nice to be able to use product that you've been holding onto for a while...
Super job with our colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fun embellie--super idea:) LOVE that I'm not the only one to hold onto certain supplies and papers;) LOL! Great job--Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:}

Libby Hickson said...

What a great way to use the colors - on an embellishment! Brilliant! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC! :-)