Tuesday 4 December 2012

Cute week - Gio

If it's cute with Gio, there will often be a cat close by :o)
Here's her calendar for this week with a great technique for the background.
How pretty is this?  

I cut a piece of cardstock to size, then I covered it with a mixture of gesso and baking soda using a palette knife. I used the heat tool until the surface started to bubble, then I stamped using Hobby Art Clear Stamps: Decorative Backgrounds pushing heavily. When dry I sprayed the surface with Cosmic Shimmer Mister: Lava Red, Mango Blush and Teal Wash. I highlighted the raised areas with several Distress Inks.
I gessoed and stamped, using the same plate, the Tando Creative: Cat Set Small chipboards and some circles from a crossword. I coloured them with several Distress Inks .
I glued the circles and the chipboards to the calendar along with the month.

To make her calendar, Gio used

Cosmic Shimmer Misters: Lava Red, Mango Blush and Teal Wash
Tando Creative: Cat Set Small
Hobby Art Clear Stamps: Decorative Backgrounds

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  1. Love it and I must try the gesso and baking powder background - it looks fabulous! xx

  2. A really interesting background technique which I will have to try out. Lovely colours.

  3. Loved this over at Gio's so it's great to see how that amazing background was created - thank you!
    Alison x

  4. Baking powder... yeah, more reason to raid the kitchen cupboard ! (Last week, for the calendar challenge, I was using salt and vinegar). Lovely page.

  5. Very pretty !!! I love the texture, the colors and the cat and its paw (hem, hope it's the good word Lol!...)! And thank you for the "Cute" theme this week at the Craft Barn, good idea !


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