Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Mona Lisa with Hearts and Roses - GCSP6, Take 2



Yesterday I made a card following Shar's inspiration of using labels. My friend B gave me a pile of A4 label sheets, so I will be able to have more fun trying this out in the next weeks, as it is a fun technique with lots of possibilities. I printed the whole sheet with a freebie background from June at *Dezinaworld*, and stamped my image over one part of it , so I can still work with the rest of the sheet. I used my Mona Lisa stamp from LaBlanche, and stamped with archival ink which was then clear embossed. Then I mounted the labels onto a scrap of white card, which I matted with wine red before mounting it onto a card, which I stamped with script in *aged mahogany*. Added some hearts and roses and gave her a touch of lipstick and eye shadow, and it was finished.
And another nice surprise from *Gingersnaps* today, as I was chosen as a Ginger Gem again for my *Polar animals* tag. Many thanks to the team for their never ending source of inspiration and ideas!
It was fun trying something new - as always - and I will definately try this again.
Thanks for looking and have a good day!

19 comments:

  1. Hi Val, another lovely card, and congrats on being a Ginger Gem again! Hugs, Sarah & Kids

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  2. Congrats on being a Ginger Gem Val!
    Love your card and what a great technique - TFS.
    Hugs,
    Sue xx

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  3. Ohhh wow thats such a fabulous card. beautiful work on this mona lisa
    have a fabulous bright and lovely day
    hugs June

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  4. Cool card! Love your use of labels! Thank you for playing the Gingersnap Creations Ginspiration Challenge!

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  5. Wow Val - this si so so cool. Think I need some of these labels!

    Gillx

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  6. Hi Valerie, I would NEVER have thought to use a sheet of labels in crafting, you really can make use of everything, can't you? Plus, it looks gorgeous. Well done on the Ginger Gem award too. CoB

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  7. LOVE the look here and thanks so much for sharing your technique :)

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  8. Thanks a lot for all the nice comments, Ladies!

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  9. This is just beautiful! I love the deep color tones!

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  10. This is really cool, love it! Hugs, T

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  11. This is gorgeous! What a great idea to run the labels through the printer first for the background - so creative!

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  12. This is a fabulous card, love the colour scheme. Congrats for being a Ginger Gem!

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  13. Fabulous card Valerie and congratulations on being a Gingergem. Annette x

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  14. Congrats on being a Ginger Gem! Wonderful technique on this card! Helene

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  15. What a great idea, running the labels through the printer. Why don't I think of things like that. Love the card. xx

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