Monday, 7 January 2019

Treats on Tuesday for Magenta

It's time to play over at Magenta.

I used a salted watercolour background and layered the stamps using Delicata Silver and Distress Oxide Peeled Paint.  The focal stamp was stamped in Black Archival and the leaves were coloured lightly using a watercolour pen. The final touch was a little stenciling in Distress ink. The whole panel was sprayed with Shimmer spray to make it glisten.

I used the following stamps and stencils

Garlic Flowers

Distressed Background Text


TM219 Alpha and Number Duo - Set of 2

Christine Alexander DT Magenta

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, Black, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival, Distress Oxide ink, Distress ink, Delicata Silver
Accessories: Stamp die, Shimmer Spray
Techniques: Salt watercolour, layered stamp, stencil


  1. Beautiful post. The shimmer spray is absolutely lovely to finish off a great design. Lovely stamps, love it.xx

  2. What a wonderful, mixed media background! Love seeing your incredible artwork, Christine. The colors are so vibrant and I can imagine the shimmer makes it more beautiful! The postage stamp framing is perfect for this and the black sets off that color beautifully!

  3. Beautiful card full of texture and dimension, love the colours and the postage framing. xx

  4. What a beautiful combination of everything here! I know it had to have been fun to put that background together. The salt technique takes me back. Believe it or not, there was a time I didn't use designer paper at all. I especially love the bubbles and, of course, the garlic flowers.

  5. I already saw this on the Magenta blog - it is great! Love that wonderful background!

  6. I love the magnificent background, Christine! The colors, the texture, and the dimension are gorgeous! I'm tempted to peel off the layers of stamping one by one to get to the salted background. :-)
    Hideko xx

  7. Hi Christine! Sorry I've been away so long. It's awesome to catch up and see that you are now on the Design Team for Magenta! Congratulations! I'm sure they are over the moon that you said yes! Your inaugural card and this delightful number are both sensational art work! You wrote the text like you were describing a chocolate sweetie - delicious and schparkly on top!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Your card is amazing with all the layering and beautiful colours you've used Christine! What a great first card for Magenta. I can see that you are going to cost me A LOT of money!! I'll be doing some Magenta shopping for sure! :) xx

  9. I love the garlic flowers and you created a beautiful background for them. The salt adds texture and the colors are gorgeous.

  10. What wonderful layering, Christine! So many interesting details! Love those flowers! Like Loll, I'm afraid you're going to cost me a lot of money! LOL!

  11. hI Christine, re my post, they have moved it to facebook, which I hate, so the link is

  12. So much detail and oh so beautiful!! I love it!

  13. Fabulous card Christine - I love the elegance and yet can see there's a lot of work gone into creating it.


    Di xxw

  14. Your background has depth and mystery. I love how letters emerge from it, melting in a mosaic of salt watercolors. An amazing background, perfect for these beautiful Magenta flowers

  15. so the results.
    x Karen

  16. This is such a pretty background and I adore the colour Christine, and the garlic flowers are beautiful. x