Tiled Egrets in the Snow

Hello everybody !

It’s  Friday – so it’s me, Sabrina, here again with another card to share with you – Tiled Egrets in the Snow . This week I am once again using the Shoson Five Snowy Egrets with Wee Calligraphy stamp from Art Neko. I like to know that there are several ways of using a stamp, and I’m sure you’ll agree that this is quite different from the faux whitewash card I shared a couple of weeks ago using the same stamp!

Shoson's Five Snowy Egrets done with a Faux Tile Technique.

 

 

 

 

 

For this  card, I stamped the image on white card with Versafine black ink, and then coloured it with Polychromos pencils. I used a gel pen to add colour back into the falling snow.

Then I cut the image into tiles; I used a quilting ruler to identify the centre of the image, and it turned out that cutting it into tiles about 1″ wide by 1 1/8″ high worked out to include the entire image. Then I distressed the edges and sponged them lightly with some pale grey ink.

Each tile was coated with a layer of Diamond Glaze and left overnight to dry.
The next morning I assembled them onto a blue base, leaving a tiny space between each tile. Those tiles that just had snow on them were a little bit like a jigsaw – and in the end I had to refer back to an earlier card to make sure I got them right!! I matted that onto black and added it to a white card base.
I spent a long time deciding whether to leave it just as it was, or to add the black die-cut “hello” (a Memory Box die)  which was on my desk as a leftover from another project. In the end, as you can see, I added it – since I had already added gloss to it it went very well with the tiled effect.

Five Snowy Egrets card with Art Neko stamp using a faux tile technique

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing all the lovely creations which the team have been sharing this week. Make sure to stop by again next week for more inspiration.

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5 Responses to Tiled Egrets in the Snow

  1. Barney September 9, 2016 at 4:57 am #

    I HAVE to try this. I love the way it turned out.

  2. 4hetty September 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    Sabrina, your card is a beauty! These colors are awesome. It sure does look like stained glass windows.
    Great technique Nd a wonderful display with the folded crane.

  3. Kia Gibson-Clapper September 9, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

    What a wonderful card Sabrina. The way you have done the tiles along with the colours look fabulous. And how cool your folded birdie is.

  4. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive September 12, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

    A very pretty card, Sabrina. I love the tile and using the diamond glaze on each tile was a great idea.

  5. chrissyd723 September 25, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    WOW!!! Sabrina – this is absolutely stunning. You have definitely inspired me to give this technique a try! TFS!

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