Sunday, 16 December 2012

Faux Tiles

The challenge over on Mynnette's Technique Tuesday blog this month is a faux tile technique - all the details for the challenge can be found over on her challenge blog here
Here is the card I created to join in the challenge:

I created my scene by brayering the background in worn lipstick distress ink and flicked some water on it.  I then used picket fence distress stain to stamp in some words randomly in different directions.  I used black versafine to stamp the hydrangeas and the sentiment and coloured these using my distress markers using milled lavender, worn lipstick, victorian velvet, tattered rose, peeled paint, forest moss and crushed olive.  All the stamps are from the same set by Inkylicious.
I then cut my scene into four pieces and arranged in onto black card and then matted on pink card before mounting on an 8 x 8 card blank.
I'm quite happy with the look of my card overall, the addition of the pink mount was an afterthought which I thought was needed to make the image really stand out against the black card.
Thanks for stopping by, Claire x


  1. Claire what a beautiful job using the faux tile technique. I thought you used DSP until I read your process of creating the paper. It really turned out great! Thanks for joining us this month at Technique Tuesday!

  2. Gorgeous card Claire! Love the beautiful images and colors! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Technique Tuesday!

  3. This is absolutely amazing, Claire!!! LOVE your images and your colors. Just stunningly gorgeous work! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday for our Faux Tile challenge!!!

  4. What a beautiful card this is! I love the image you've used and this technique is very effective.

  5. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and how you stamped the words in the background. Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday! :)

  6. Oh! I forgot to ask-Would it be ok to put your card on the Technique Tuesday Facebook page?

  7. Hi Claire, Happy Christmas. What a gorgeous card and a wonderful use of this months technique!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday this month for our Faux Tile challenge. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again for the next challenge Karen(P) Technique Tuesday Crew