February 22, 2016

A different view ...

Hi Everybody,

This card is not a water colour but is created on black card with Spectrum Noir Pencils.

It was just something I was playing around with the other day to see how it would turn out.

The outline to the flower has been heat embossed in gold and then coloured in.

I think the pencils showed up really well on the black card and makes a card with a difference especially for me.

Not sure if I like the card but it was worth playing with on a cold winters day !!

However I do love the stamp which is  Peony Scrolls  from Alte New and there is also a  matching die 

I bought both of mine from  Sevenhills Crafts  and they stock a lot of the US stamps on their website

The sentiment was stamped and embossed in the same gold onto some black card and the trimmed into a little banner.   The card is from Papermill Direct and is a 255 gsm so a really good quality

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


52 comments:

  1. Morning Christina, absolutely gorgeous I really love it, it is a bit dark for you as your usually fun and flowery but It really is a WOW.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. yes Christina, I really do like the effect of your card, different but very nice

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  3. very striking card, I like it
    cheers Kaye

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  4. Lovely card, very striking.

    Michele

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  5. Beautiful ,just beautiful.
    Elaine H X

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  6. Good morning Christina, I like your beautiful card, it is different, very effective.
    I know what you mean about experimenting. We need to do that now and again.
    We would end up in a continuous bubble on sameness if we did not.
    I was on your Origami Boxes yesterday, I love making them.
    Have a great day
    Patricia xxx

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  7. Wow Christina, this is gorgeous and yes, very different for you but well worth it : )

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  8. Hi yes i agree it is very different ,not sure about it
    but the colouring is lovely.
    Marion H

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  9. Morning Christina,
    This is stunning, love it.
    Lydia
    X

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  10. A very effective card Christina, thanks Ann

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  11. Wonderful!!
    So different from what you usually show us, but just gorgeous!
    Your colouring is great, and the stamps are lovely :))
    A striking effect :))

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  12. What's not to like - it's a lovely design! Just wondering how you did the shading effect around the image. Jackie x

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  13. Love it - it is gorgeous and I'm going to try something similar. Thank you for the inspiration, even though I know mine won't come out anywhere near as well. I am not particularly good at stamping/colouring in but I keep trying.

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  14. Hi Christina
    This card really is beautiful. Sometimes it's good to go outside your comfort zone and especially when the results are as stunning as this
    Love & best wishes
    Jennt C xxx

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  15. Good morning Christina. Very striking card.

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  16. Wow, Christina I think this is most beautiful, I just love the colouring and that white shadow you put behind it looks amazing, makes it 'pop'....is it a white pencil ????? Why oh why don't you like it ???? I think it is amazing.....Luv Ursula xx

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  17. Good Morning Christina :) First of all "Wow"! This is definitely an Art Piece, which can be interpreted differently by each beholder. I see it as an awesome sympathy card in which a deity is speaking in bold letters. Or, for someone going through a difficult time in which the giver of the card is speaking their support. However one interprets it, this card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and very, very different from any other card I have ever seen anywhere. I love it when you experiment like this! Thank you so much for sharing. Sooooooooooo.... how was the craft show????? Enjoy a terrific day Dear Lady. Big Hugs.

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  18. So beautiful Christina. The colouring is wonderful.
    Love Val in spain x

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  19. Hi, Christina,
    I LOVE IT!!!! It's very dark and mysterious. The pencils have done a wonderful job, it's quite atmospheric isn't it and deffo not your usual style. It's great to experiment though isn't it and I think you've come up with a winner. Of course, I went right over to the website and now I've got quite a healthy wish list on the go over there lol.
    Bejay xx

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  20. Hi Christina, as you say very different, but trying new methods is always exciting. Keep up the lovely work.

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  21. This card is just beautiful Christina. The black and gold with the soft water colors is so elegant and stunning.

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  22. What a beautiful card...I like the coloring against the black background....this turned out fantastic...well done Christina

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  23. Oh WOW that is such a beautiful card! It speaks to the heart.....I just lost my Dad a month ago.....for me the card speaks of the darkness I feel and then there is that beautiful rose you find in the midst of your dark hour.
    It's just beautiful to me as a sympathy card you have done such a beautiful piece of artwork here Christina! Thank you for sharing God bless you
    Have a awesome day :)

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  24. Oops sorry not a rose a "peony" but I guess you can do either one

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  25. Very beautiful card, I like how it looks on blk. and embossed in gold it makes it pop. I have those pencils must give it a go.Why dont you like it?

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  26. Hi Christina
    What a gorgeous card. Love everything about it
    Margaret xx

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  27. Oh my goodnesss Christina, this card is STUNNING! I would love it if you did this one in a video, its just so beautiful! (I wouldn't mind seeing it on my shelf, either! LOL) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  28. Just love the result of your experiment! Very effective, striking.

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  29. It is absolutely beyond gorgeous! I would like to see a video of this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Love this card Christina. I have been using my Spectrum Noir pencils lately so whilst out must give this a try. Hadn't thought of using black card.

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  31. I think it turned out beautiful. Love it and it's different.
    Edna B.

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  32. A lovely card, thank you Christina. such a lovely effect.xxx

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  33. Very striking and I love the colours.

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  34. Hi Christina
    Well I like this card even if you're not to sure about it. Love the stamp.

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  35. Hi Christina,
    I would count this one as a resounding success! It truly is beautiful, and I am itching to have a go at something similar myself! Was already thinking of doing something along these lines but on Kraft card! Guess I will have to try both eh? lol! You should be very pleased with yourself with this one, I hope that it grows on you! It really is stunning! TFS!
    Hugs,
    Karen xx

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  36. Lovely work, I like the white you have around the image, makes the flower really stand out. Beautiful.

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  37. This is stunning Chritina. Beautiful colouring and what a lovely stamp. Pat x

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  38. Hi Christina, Like everyone else I love this very dramatic card. The use of the black background certainly makes the beautifully coloured images jump straight off the card. Janelle x

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  39. I've always loved dark colors, so I think this one is just gorgeous! You did a great job, Christina.

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  40. Love, love, love it....BEAUTIFUL card.

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  41. Wonderful playing Christina Love the flowers on the black backing

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  42. A beautiful new technique and the card is absolutely lovely. It's a different look but I truly think it's gorgeous! Thank you for continuing to share your incredible ideas with us!
    Sandra Smith

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  43. Wow! What a lovely card Christina.......I really must try this idea. Thanks for showing it. Beryl x

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  44. A beautiful work of art Christina stunning.
    Kind regards. Anne Owens xx

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  45. Christina I really do like this card with the pencils. I must go and google 255gsm . I did finally get a heavier card stock from ( found a 110#) . Have to go back and review ur paper weights. Thanks again for sharing. ~blessings, Louise

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  46. This card is stunning...it would be out of my comfort zone too but I really think it is very tasteful and I'll have a go with the Beautiful Day stamps.
    Well done!!

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