Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Brayered Newsprint

Good afternoon everyone, I have to apologise for the change in style of the blog, my husband has gone off to Paris without me and he took our copy of Photoshop with him!

This card is for a challenge over at the lovely Simply Stampin' Challenge. This will be the third challenge I enter of theirs and I was absolutely thrilled to win a place in their top three last week! The blog is well worth a visit, particularly if you are a Stampin' Up fan as they are geared towards Stampin' Up and their DTs have very different styles, so you get a good range of cards.

This week's challenge was a colour challenge using Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Peach Parfait and Whisper White.

I absolutely adore Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry, but I have never used Peach Parfait before. I also wanted to make sure that I didn't use the Whisper White as a base, I thought it was too easy. When I was pondering what to do I decided that the best way to combine colours is to ink on to paper. This led me to thinking of the gorgeous Newsprint Designer Series Paper that I haven't used yet. I brayered Rich Razzleberry on to the Newsprint to change the colour while still allowing the print to show through then sponged Night of Navy around the corners and edges to create almost a vignette effect.

Apologies for the photo, I know it's hard to see, but I stamped the birthday sentiment from Occasional Quotes on the Whisper White ribbon in Night of Navy. I got this idea from one of the DT cards made by Amanda at Simply Stampin' Challenge. I also added the pearls to link in with the other embellishments on the rest of the card.

I wanted to create an interesting embossed background and was initially going to use the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder I used on the card yesterday, but pulled out the Manhattan Flower instead. I thought that the simplicity of this design would work beautifully on this space and it did, but it seemed a bit flat. I started by sponging onto the ridges created by the embossing folder, but that never works! I slipped so ended up colouring in the whole flower. I ended up pleased with the results in the end though.

Anyway, quite a different card today, I'm getting back to my grungy distressed style roots. And on that note I'm going to bid you all farewell as I must go scrub my inky fingers! (an unfortunate side effect of this style!)

See you tomorrow!

Ingredients list.

Peach Parfait, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry and Newsprint DSP card stock
Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry ink
Basic Pearls
Manhattan Flower embossing folder
Whisper White satin ribbon
Occasional Quotes stamp set.


  1. Such a lovely, dramatic card!

  2. A great take on this weeks challenge! A very bold card, I love what you have done with the Manhatten Flower folder
    Thanks for joining in at Simply Stampin' Challenges
    Hugs xx

  3. Wow what a dramatic card! Thank you for joining us this week at Simply Stampin Challenge, hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Claire - this is stunning, so dramatic, beautiful lol Kx

  5. A fabulous card, I love the way you have been so bold with the colours. Thanks for joining us at Simply Stampin challenge. xx

  6. Love the latest cards two favourites are the 'blue' cards - esp. the way you used the stamp. mum