Friday, 27 May 2011

Playing With Gesso Again!

I'm gonna keep this post really brief as blogger is throwing another wobbly and I have to keep swapping browsers in order to perform various functions and even then it's really hit or miss!

OK I admit it I'm officially hooked on Gesso! As a result I couldn't resist using it on this weeks Delicious Doodles challenge card. The theme this week is to use some LACE in your project. So here it is....

Not sure what's going on with my photo, but the colours are actually brown and turquoise - just hope that it's not a sign that my cameras on it's way out!

Anyway I've used Gesso to stamp the cow parsley and have then inked the card with Distress Inks and then finished it off with a blast of Glimmer Mist. The butterflies have been coloured with Promarkers, shaped and then stickled before being added to the background using silicone glue. Faux stitching has been added using a gold gel pen and brown ultra-fine liner.

I'm going to call that it for now as blogger will probably throw another hissy fit and wipe my post!!

Have a great weekend and thanks as always for stopping by.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar - Things with wings
2 Sisters - Use a digi
Mark's Finest Papers - Tone on tone with image popped up
Sweet Stampin' - In the garden


  1. very arty, I shall have to put gesso on my wishlist :)

  2. Such a pretty dreamy card Claire I love it
    Hugs Susie xx

  3. Gorgeous card hun, love that effect!

  4. This card is lovely! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

  5. Oh wow, just gorgeous!!!

  6. Hi sweetie this is beautiful I'm gonna have to get mesel some of this gesso stuff cus this is gorgeous & its def showing turquoise here hun. Love it & the flutterbies are gee-orgeous.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  7. Love the dimensional aspect of using gesso and the butterflies look great with that sparkle. Great composition with the butterfly coming out of the frame. Nicky x

  8. Oh just how beautiful is this?? Its stunning Claire, LOVE it!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Keryn x

  9. This is stunning Claire - love it!


  10. Beautiful card Clare love the gesso technique must dig mine out xxx Hugs Pascale

  11. Love the results! Beautiful card Claire.

  12. It looks quite a myriad of colours from here but very beautiful for it so don't worry! Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  13. Oh, this is so unique and pretty! I'm a sucker for anything with butterflies on it, and I love the softness you've created behind them. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  14. wow this is gorgeous, those butterflies just pop out!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  15. Gorgeous card Claire - I've never heard of Gesso before but assume it a textured paint of some sort. Anyway it looks fab and so do those butterflies, they are absolutely stunning.

  16. Love the background on this, a beautiful card.


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