Sunday, May 3, 2009

Baroque Beauty

I've had a super busy week since my last post and have only managed to get one card done this week. I had agreed to teach a class for our diocese on Catholic Social Teaching so I spent most of the week preparing for it. The class was Thursday night so Friday night I was able to get back to stamping.
I made this card for a challenge with a card artists blog I belong to. The challenge was to go to SplitcoastStampers and select a technique that we had never done before and make a card using it. The theme of the card was to be "Thinking of You". We could enter up to three cards using a different technique each time. So I have entered three cards. This is the first of three and it uses a technique called Color Wash Faux Bleach. The center two square panels are done using this technique, as is the top inside panel. The bottom layer is SU's Old Olive cardstock. I stamped it in Always Artichoke using a Jen Wilson Laundry Line stamp and then overstamped it with in Old Olive and Versamark using a SU Garden Silhouettes stamp and then embossed with clear EP. The next panel up was made using Sherry Cheever's Ink Watercolored Paper technique. The colors I used were SU's Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. They actually matched perfectly with the Ranger Butterscotch and Steam alcohol inks that I used for the faux bleach technique.
I made the flower by spraying Whisper White paper with the alcohol inks thinned with the blending solution and then punched them out with my old Creative Memories heart maker. I punched four hearts of each size, crumpled them up, punched a hole in the tip end of each and fastened them together with a bead cap and SU brad.

The fragment charm was also made using one of Sherry Cheever's techniques. I think trying to replicate her charm is what got me going on this whole alcohol ink tangent. Luckly Jo-Ann's had all of these products on sale at 50% off last week - what an enabler that was - LOL!!!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Laundry Line, Inkadinkado. Wishes Awash
Ink: Adirondak Alcohol Ink Butterscotch and Stream, SU Always Artichoke and Tempting Turquoise, Superior India Ink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, SU Glossy White
Accessories: Fiskars Corner Punch, Creative Memories Heart Maker, Tim Holtz Fragment charm, Bead end cap, SU brad, clear embossing powder, white rick rack, silver heart charm, sewing machine Registered & Protected


Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Linda, this is absolutely STUNNING!

Sherry Cheever said...

Linda, oh my oh my! This is absolutely FABULOUS! Love your colors and the general layout of the card.

ocbrandy said...

Wow Linda!! That is awesome! I really enjoy reading all about how you make your work :) Keep it up!

Carolyn said...

very nice Linda. Love the colors.

Priscilla said...

Stunning card :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, this card is so pretty. Your color choices are perfect!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... those colors are fabulous and I love how you combined so many techniques into your design ... I really love that fragment charm ... it would make a lovely necklace.

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