Sunday 29 July 2018

Mint, Sage, Claret and Gold.

Over on the PaperArtsy blog right now is the challenge entitled Mint, Sage, Claret and Gold.
I have almost resisted the temptation to sing the well known song about herbs, substituting the words for this title!
I loved Darcy's intro piece with all the colourful stimulation, and have really enjoyed all of the contributions from the PaperArtsy blog team.
I was particularly enchanted by the book cover by Anneke de Clerck. I got out my gelli plates and had a play.
I used the recommended PaperArtsy fresco chalk paints, except that I substituted Gold for White Fire!
I created an A4 master board of background shapes as Anneke showed us, and used Emma Godfrey stamps from EEG14 to add greater depth. I stamped the flowers using some of the paints an also in Black Archival ink.
As we have the first dull day in ages, my colours don't really sing, but, in real life they do.
I love this technique that Anneke used and can see great potential for more master boards, and, am I allowed to use the "C" word........yes? Christmas cards!

Therefore, I am entering my work into the PaperArtsy challenge.


  1. Gorgeous project it! I may need to get my gel plate out too!

  2. I really like these master board cards, another thing I want to try. Well done Hazel, these are really lovely.

  3. Wow, what a beautiful set of cards! Love your take on the color challenge. The EEG flower you used is also one of my fav stamps :) Great idea to use this background technique for Christmas cards, I have to keep that in mind :)

  4. These are beautiful, Hazel!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Love these cards - I always forget about masterboards - working beautifully here. I'm still struggling to keep up with the craft world, but there's light at the end of the tunnel at the end of August, and I hope to get back in the swing of things properly then.
    Alison x

  6. Beautiful cards Hazel! I agree, these colours will be fabulous for festive makes.
    Alison xxx

  7. How gorgeous ! Love it !
    Corrie x

  8. These are gorgeous card Hazel!! and fabulous masterboards work. xx

  9. Gorgeous cards Hazel. I love masterboards (especailly at Christmas...) x