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


  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.

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

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

    Thanks for playing Saturday´s Workout again.

  4. very nice card!
    Hugs, Heike

  5. Great work, it's brilliant

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

  7. This is a lovely card! Wonderful!

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

  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

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


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