1 March 2013

Lady in Green

Hi everyone. Can't believe it's March already!! So there are a couple of challenges I really needed to enter this week and with time getting on I sat this morning with a few ideas but no flash of inspiration. Now normally I would just leave it and do something else instead, but as one of the challenges was Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper - You Raise Me Up I couldn't just give up. And then there was Simon Says Stamp and Show - The Stamp You Love But Don't Use. I've got one or two of these to my shame, and one, a freebie from The Craft Stamper magazine, has been begging to be used for eons.


The background started as one of my playing card blanks last seen in a tutorial HERE. I worked out where to put the face and then started with the paste using some leaf patterns.


When applied I heated the paste to puff it up. Then Distress Paint time.


All four greens were dabbed on, spritzed with water and blended (your fingers are great for this although you need to be prepared to get mucky forcing it into the gaps). Distress Inks were blended over the top to intensify the colour.


The face was stamped onto tissue, glued over the background and a pencil blended on the edge of the face to give more definition.


The ivy was stamped in different Distress Inks onto textured cardstock, with the the edges roughened and inked and the leaves folded along the central veins for dimension. The tiny crimson mulberry flowers contrasted beautifully and lead me to colour the lace with matching alcohol ink.


Finally a sentiment was stamped onto complimentary die cut cardstock layers. And that was that!

Hope you can join me tomorrow for something exciting. Have a great weekend, hugs Jenny x

30 comments:

  1. Really like your use of colour on this piece Jenny, the green background is so striking and the puffy elements add great dimension. Great face stamp too. Hugs, Anne x

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  2. Like this a lot. She looks like a female version of the Green Man, and as for mucky, inky fingers - are there any other kind?

    Ann B

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  3. This is great. Love the way you've done her hair and it's a lovely bright green - definitely makes you think of spring!!

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  4. This really is such a pretty piece! Love the embossed images...love the texture they provide. I love the little pop of color with the flowers and the lace strip. Love the sentiment nad the pretty face emerging from the leaves. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  5. Fantastic piece, I love the greens and touches of red. Your background is fabulous and I love the texture. A fabulous mixed media piece . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  6. Gorgeous Jenny, and I have to echo Ann's comment - she could well be the goddess Ostara or a nature spirit! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Keren

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  7. Love the depth of detail and bold elements. xx Flora

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  8. Jenny
    This is so striking and what is so beautiful, you used such a bold colour yet it doesn't overshadow the stunning image you used.
    Gorgeous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. Hi Jenny hope your health is improving x sending you a hug


    Love the texture and layers you have created on this project.

    Hugs Annie x

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  10. Hi Jenny, love this, stunning colour, and gorgeous textures and beautiful contrast with the red. xx

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  11. A superb textural piece Jenny. Love the colour palette and the stamp - must look for that one lol.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  12. Love, love, love it. the textures are fantastic and the colours you have created are stunning.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xxx

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  13. Love the colours on this and the use of the leaves-it looks like a piece with a story to tell.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  14. Stunning colours, Jenny - and I love the texture paste.

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  15. Stunning card in green you made and great embellishments too! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  16. Hi Jenny, just catching up - hope you are now fully recovered from your op.
    Congrats on the GDT post.
    This card is stunning, love the colour and textures.
    Avril xx

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  17. Great card. Like the ideas you used and the colors are fabulous. Edna

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  18. stunning, like the green man, only the green lady, LOVE it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper ... and... hope you are behaving, resting, doing little else than lifting an ink pad... take care hun xx

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  19. I love her! I love the green! I love the leaves and flowers! Fab piece! Thank you for stamping with us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  20. Jenny,

    L-o-v-e, l-o-v-e, l-o-v-e this card!! Was the face a stamp or a free image that you got from a site???

    Many thanks, in advance,

    Lorraine - Ontario, Canada
    ;o)

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  21. Lovely use of the contrasting colours... the blended greens are beautiful over the textured leaves and tissue.
    Alison x

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  22. Oooh, Jenny, she is awesome! So dramatic and totally stunning.

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  23. Awesome project! Love the shades of green and all the textures. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  24. Gorgeous, and love the stamped quote.

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  25. So wonderful, great fresh colors and wonderful spring feeling.

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  26. Gorgeous piece, Jenny! Love the color green and love the leaves with the roses! And what a great sentiment! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  27. This is all so stunning...I am seeing a lot of 'green' around blogland - perhaps people are desperate for spring to arrive? I am so tempted to have a go and am finding all of the creations so inspiring. I love your use of texture paste around the face and the paints are just beautiful. They are a new add on to my ever growing wishlist! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring Lots of love from Laura xxxxxx

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  28. This creation is absolutely wonderful! <3

    Happy creative week to you!
    Susan

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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