Monday, 2 June 2014

The colour Red

Hello everyone and welcome! Today I am sharing a card full of passion, it was created for the challenge over at The Artistic Stamper. This month you are asked to use the colour red.
Now red is not a colour I normally use very often, so this was quite a challenge.
I started with a piece of card cut to 3.5 by 5.5". I gave it a swipe of Gesso and then added the words Love with Passion and the heart with the help of some Crafters Workshop stencils:
I stamped into the heart while the stencil paste was still wet with a text stamp.

I then coloured the background with Distress Patnts, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut stain. The edges were darkened further still with some coffee archival ink. I coloured the heart red with a Marvy Le Plume marker and added some dark shadow with a Black Soot Distress marker.
The rose was stamped onto tissue paper with black archival. I tore it out and then coloured the back with white acrylic paint, making sure to stay inside the edges of the stamp. When that had dried, I turned the tissue over, coloured the rose red with the same marker I had used for the heart, and coloured the leaves with a Peeled Paint Distress Marker. I then adhered it to my panel with gel medium. Because of the white paint which made the rose image opaque, it now showed up against the dark background.
The panel was mounted onto some embossed red Core d'nations card and finished with a little banner from the new Tim Holtz tattered banners and a charm:

Hope you will check out our challenge over at The Artistic Stamper. A random winner will win a stamp set of their choice, so we all hope you will play along!
Well, I hope you like my card, thank you for visiting and have a creative week! See you next time!

48 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

A wonderful card with lots of great details and embossing. Red is hard to use, but you have mastered it! Hugs, Valerie

Maryann Laursen said...

Simply amazing work here again Astrid, soooooo beautiful and full of gorgeous detaileverywhere you set your eyes. Soooooo gorgeous and such awesome work here once again hun.
This is definitely a card to die for, I just love it.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Astrid what a beautiful card. I love the colours you have used especially the shade of red. All full of passion! Love it x

chrissies said...

Love the dreamy look of this card and the wonderful textures you have created.

Love Chrissie x

brenda said...

Stunning work as always Astrid and great colour blending.

Hope your week is a good one.

B x

Sophie said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte, und ein grandioses Werk.
Die Karte sieht nicht alltäglich aus, ist etwas ganz Besonderes.

Sophie xx

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Oooh, Astrid, this card is soooo beautiful and elegant.

Buttons said...

You've crammed a whole heap of passion into this Astrid! Love the stamped paste heart and that gorgeous rose. Jenny x

Angela Radford said...

This is one gorgeous card Astrid.
Every detail is stunning.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Carol said...

Gorgeous - love the rose - thank you for the colouring tips - Have a lovely day :)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great details, lovely!
Kind regards, Alie :-)

Ros Crawford said...

You did an excellent job ... I love the red and that word stencilling is brilliant!

Chris Warner said...

Wow! Fabulous texuring going on here Astrid, this is gorgeous! Chris xxx

Maryanne said...

I love this card, Astrid! The stamping in the wet paste creates great texture! And, that rose is beautiful!

Nicole Wright said...

Beautiful project. And fantastic texture.

Karen Garrard said...

Just exquisite Astrid! What a gorgeous card. Karen.x

massofhair said...

Love the richness of this card, the red is so beautiful and deep. totally vintage vibe with wonderful layers and textures.

STUNNING as usual Astrid :-) xxx

S@ndy Diller said...

For a color you don't use often, you rocked it. Just love it!!

Dorthe said...

Love the heart and rose ,together surely speaking of passion, and love, dear Astrid. A gorgeous card, and I do love the text background !
Hugs and xx
Dorthe

Rita said...

I just love this Astrid. In fact at first I thought it had a real gothic feel to it. Love the colours too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Theresa said...

Love the tissue paper rose technique. Haven't tried anything like that yet but I will have to give it a go. thanks as always for sharing.

artwolf2009 said...

I do love the red embossed part, with the creme colour. Sorry, but you use red very well :)

Karin said...

Gorgeous card with great texture and beautiful colors!
Groetjes Karin

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Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Astrid, love the textures.
Avril x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card Astrid, love the deep red colour and textures.
Yvonne

Redanne said...

Elegant, rich and sumptuous are the words that spring to mind Astrid, this is incredibly beautiful.... you use red very well! Hugs, Anne x

Stamps and Paper said...

Another stunning creation Astrid gorgeous rich colours and textures

Anne

Tincan Crafter said...

Wow Astrid, this is just beautiful. I loved all the texture and you really did an amazing job of incorporating red without it being overpowering - a stunning piece!

Marisa Job said...

This is just beautiful!! Love all the details and texture!!

Suzi B said...

Love the gorgeous layering, luscious colour & texture.
Suzi B xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Roses are my all time fave flowers Astrid so you can imagine how much I love this card.

Warm hugs from Shirl x x

Helen Arroyo Hall said...

Holy cow! Stunning. Your art work is candy for my eyes. Thank you!!!

Healing Woman said...

This is such a creative card! Love the way in which you used the passionate color of red also.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What AMAZING textures, colors and embellishments... I love all about this gorgeous creation Astrid! Superb!

Jools Robertson said...

Wonderful colours, you have made the red work so well
The texture is amazing so 3D, love the flower and embellishments

Jools x

Anonymous said...

This may not be your preferred colour of choice however, Astrid, this is brimming over with beauty and elegance. You certainly rose to the challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

Hello texture! AMAZING and gorgeous Astrid!

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Juliz Design Post said...

Fabulous card with brilliant textures, so vintage in every way.
Julie x

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Astrid, and amazing piece of art work you call a card,yowzer, the texture on there is fantastic, that rose looks 3D, amazing, looooove it thanks for sharing..

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning card Astrid!! Gorgeous colour and I love the embossing. A fabulous piece of art!! ox

Almo said...

Gorgeous card Astrid you make red look so elegant, the script texture on the heart looks lovely. I really like the rose and that little metal embellishment. Mo x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Klasse, ein tolles Werk mit herrlicher Textur.

butterfly said...

I think you nailed the red - it works so well earthed by the krafty sepias. I adore the textured lettering, and the stamping into the heart looks amazing. What a fabulous way to face up to the challenge of red!
Alison xx

Marjie Kemper said...

SO beautiful! It's always a challenge to play with a color you're not loving, but it seems like this is a natural part of your palette. I love the dramatic rose, too!

Marjie Kemper said...

SO beautiful! It's always a challenge to play with a color you're not loving, but it seems like this is a natural part of your palette. I love the dramatic rose, too!

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