Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Back to Black

These clear stamps from Inkadinkado starved off the black theme in mind from yesterday. Although I have to say finding any lovely soft black ribbon is almost impossible. Also tried a little test using Stazon and Ranger Archival Dye ink and on this occasion the Ranger ink gave a better finish in my opinion. The gem stones are from Hero Arts and I just love the colour range they have. I just got my hands on some olive green gem stones and when I saw the colour my mind was racing back to the fabulous Peacock Summer Party CD (http://www.graphicus.co.uk/ to purchase) and a particular paper on that so watch this space.

Yesterday my daughter started a self portrait for a competition. The rules are that it has to be a self portrait in the style of an artist you admire. True admiration for her as she sat down to compose. Sometimes wish I had that child like approach to life. She chose Van Gogh and as part of our chat I asked her why she liked his style. Her reply certainly put me in my place - 'can you not see the way he fills in flat spaces with pattern and he doesn't really paint he just draws in colour' An art critic in the making. Hopefully I'll ask her permission to show the finished portrait.


Jo said...

Hi Nettie..

I have two rolls of beautiful soft organza black ribbon ifyou need some.. just ask!

love Jo x

ps.. forgot to say,love the card!

Lisa said...

Well you can't go wrong with black and white..as you probably know from my samples on Bramwells website I am a big fan of black and white and any card will look fab done in this way.
Lovely card.