Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Learning new techniques

One of my goals this year is to develop my stamping skills, and in an attempt to learn, I've been blog hopping. I came across Roni Johnson's blog. Roni is currently blogging about  different techniques  and using those techniques to create a calendar, so I decided to join in. The January technique isn't stamping as such, but it looked gorgeous, was new to me and so I thought I would try it.
Here's the result:
The technique is about painted foil and embossing, to create a stunning rich glimmery background-it really is a great technique!!
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The images are free downloads from the Graphics Fairy. The little snowman is a black and white image that I coloured using distress inks applied with a sponge to give a tint to the image, like an old fashioned hand tinted photo.

7 comments:

Claireliz said...

That it stunning Pam, really lovely.
C xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous colours,love the effect.

sixofone aka Leah said...

Wow Pam, it's stunning.

sutty said...

Wow that is just gorgeous - love the effect.

bonjen3 said...

looks like fun Pam, another technique to put on my "to do" list

Clare said...

Ooooo! I love the foil technique! Got to try that! Gorgeous calendar too.

Weasel said...

I've been watching Roni's calendar coming along too, some great techniques and I love how you've done the painted foil here!