Monday, May 14, 2007

Rust & Turquoise


Finally had a play with some rusting solutions I've had in the cupboard for years! These particular ones are by Chemtek but nowadays I believe they are made by Modern Options.

These are so fun to use as you can apply them to anything from paper to plastic to fabric to wood as well as metal.......whatever your heart desires rusted up!

I just quickly made up this ATC with an ammonite stamp by Above the Mark, scraps from my worktable & my squiggly doodles......needed a bit more colour than just rust so I brushed on a little turquoise green patina glaze. Would have looked better had I centred the stamped image, but there you go...this was just an experiment to start with.
As Turquoise is the theme for Wednesday Stamper this week, this one may be suitable......I've missed so many weeks lately, it's nice to participate again.

23 comments:

Mieke said...

Wow, a beauty Gisele!!

Loona said...

really beautiful card :)

Loona said...

öhmm...really beautiful ATC! *smile*

bockel24 said...

I´ve rusted some ATCs this weekend, too, and love yours, Gisele!

Linda M said...

I've wanted to try rusting but never have. This looks cool.

johanna said...

that rusted look is verrrry cool!! i must give it a try.

Lana said...

Lovely! And thanks very much for the link! I have been looking for some rusting solution for ages! (Love your pictures of Jersey too...I come over somethimes on business and it's a pretty place!)

Greensleeves said...

Beautiful colour combination.

sabine said...

Just beautiful !

Hermine said...

Gorgeous

Enidan said...

Great work!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Great to see new ideas I've not seen before... it works really well doesnt it! Love it, Gisele.

Gillian said...

lovely atc, never tried rusting technique, like the colour combination also.

DymphieM said...

Wonderful, love the rusty details, so fitting for the ammonite. Gorgeous atc!

sigrid said...

Love the combination with rust. Looks wonderful!

Silvia said...

Looks great.

Benshirin said...

Uhhh, like it so much, what a wonderful combination of colours and paperelements, really great!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh this is truly beautiful!

Viola said...

Looks so beautiful!!

Kaz said...

LOVE the rust effect on this, I'm another one going to try this now!! gorgeous. :o)

audrey h. said...

Gisele...this is gorgeous :o)

belinda said...

i'm a tad behind with comments, but this is a gorgeous atc! i did miss you and came over for some peeks.

Nicole said...

Looks really great your ATC. ;)