Saturday, 12 April 2014

They never forget.....

....well, that's what they say about elephants, don't they?

Good morning, peeps!  I thought I'd show you one today - elephant, that is and it's another one of the lovely stamps from wor Sheena's Taste of India Collection launching with a 4 Day Deal on Monday on C & C TV.

For this card, my inspiration was the look of sari silk and the coloured powder that's thrown at Holi, the ancient Hindu religious festival that's also known as the Festival of Colours and which takes place in the Spring.

The elephant and the small paisley shaped designs (known as 'mango' in India) are coloured here with Spectrum Noir pens.  As for the background, that consists of Sanskrit text (downloaded from t'Interweb) covered with modelling paste and Pebeo Studio Acrylic Paint plus, of course the fabulous gilding wax - always hard to leave out!  The main background part of the card is made by stamping the Mandala design with Versamark and heat embossing with brass EP then panting over with Luminarte Silk Paint to give a wonderful sheen that doesn't show in this photograph.

Anyhoo, you may just see the lovely lady herself demonstrating this technique on one of her shows.  Just as a reminder, this is when she's on:

Monday 14 April 8.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
Tuesday 15 April 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
Wednesday 16 April 8.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.

Thanks for looking today and I'll see you again tomorrow.



  1. stunning work Diane - I love the purple background - in fact all the colours are stunning - so looking forward to these coming to air! Big Hugs Rachel xx

  2. Love that elephant image Diane and the colours you've used are stunning. Lovely to chat yesterday. Must try and get together soon, x

  3. This is gorgeous, love the texture you have created and beautiful embossing and colours.
    Linda xxx

  4. Great result - I do hope that Sanskrit script does say anything naughtly ;-) xxxx

  5. Fabulous design.. Love the colours...( I named my elephant Herbert..) I adore these stamps.. Px


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