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Saturday, 10 May 2008

Saturday Workout Challenge 4 - The Linen Look

This weeks challenge is a lovely technique that I havn't come across before, it's to give your piece of work a 'linen look' This is achieved by sanding a piece of glossy paper horizontally and vertically, and then rubbing your ink pads on the surface.
How many times have I said 'it doesn't show up too well on the photograph, but this time it really doesn't.
I have coloured the background with blue and green chalk inks, then stamped with MSE clear stamps in glue and green Stazon.
There is a little bit of diamond glaze on the seaweed, and the stampboard sentiment is there to (a) finish it off or (b) cover a bit of bad stamping. You decide :o)
This was a lovely challenge and I shall definitely use this technique again.
Thanks very much for looking xx
http://saturdaysworkout.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/sawo-no-4-let%c2%b4s-do-it-linen/

14 comments:

  1. It looks totally great, and when I take a good look at the photo the linen structure is visable. You`ve done a great job.

    I also wanted to thank you for leaving such nice comments on my weblog, Thanks.

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  2. Great look. Love your theme too. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Faye

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  3. Wow Sue this is amazing. Such beautiful card. Love it.

    Thanks for playing Saturday´s Workout again.

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  4. very nice card!
    Hugs, Heike

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  5. Great work, it's brilliant

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  6. Looks great from where I'm sistting Sue and I love your choice of theme - lovely images and colours xxx

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  7. This is a lovely card! Wonderful!

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  8. gorgeous card love the theme and the technique never tried that before but wil have to give it ago :)

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  9. That is lovely and a technique that I have not used either. Thanks for your ocmments on my blog too. Hope you will join in my challenges sometime.
    Love Cynthia x
    http://rainbowladyschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

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  10. This is fab, I've never hear of this either, might have a go now

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Thank you so much for your comments x