There's a new Rebel Challenge on the Rogue Redhead Designs blog and the challenge is to use vellum. I experimented a bit and first stamped the trio from Milliner Misses onto vellum and colored it from the back side using colored pencils. I'm just not good at coloring and doing it this way hides my mistakes! Once I had my image colored, I ran my piece of vellum though my Cuttlebug using a frame embossing folder. Embossed vellum always gives a cool white effect and I added more white also on the back with a colored pencil to make it even more obvious.
So what did I do with my piece then?
I created this collage for it with French flair using 7Gypsies tissue paper with French place names and a page from an old French dictionary.
I actually made 2 backgrounds with the tissue paper when I started - I was being indecisive! On one, after adhering the tissue to white cardboard, I randomly applied paints and gesso with a palette knife and added more textures with gesso through punchinella and on a bottle cap to stamp circles. The second background started with a piece of white cardstock given a wrinkle free distress treatment with vintage photo distress stain prior to adhering the tissue and then antique linen distress stain over top. The second background I cut into pieces and arranged them in a pattern on top of the first background. I also completely avoided the difficulties of adhering vellum; by creating decorative corner punches in my image mat, I could just slip the piece of vellum under each corner punch. How do you like to use vellum? Why not join in on the challenge on the RRD blog post HERE - the challenge will be open until February 5th.