Sunday, 7 June 2009
GG June Challenge
Exotic, hot pink and orange are the theme for this month's Graphicus challenge. I'd like to say that my entry was inspired by the weather but unfortunately it's not!
As I work in silk I am always looking at exotic fabrics and think saris are beautiful. Thus my inspiration came from textile pattern and was helped by the fact that I love these two colours together.
The stamps I used are from EI Paisley Elephant Themeplate and Delightful Damask DL plate. I created the background by colouring the top of the card with orange and the bottom with a magenta Color Box pigment. The glittered stripes are on double sided tape. The cord and tassles I made using some of my own dyed silk weaving threads. The decorated panel is mounted, first on orange card and then on the card itself, the edge of which I coloured with the same petal point pad and brushed with mica powder.