Wednesday, February 27, 2008

jewel in distress

Today was the sketch challenge on SCS and I really wanted to play, since it was an easy one and I haven't had much fun stamping time lately. I actually ended up combining it with Monday's technique challenge. I love designer paper, but have a major tendency to not use it. It's just something that intimidates me, not really knowing which papers to use together and I don't like my cards cluttered. But, anyway, I got brave and pulled out 3 sheets and used them all on one card. The only plain card stock I used is chocolate chip.

I started by gluing some dp to a piece of chipboard and then running it through my cuttlebug with a butterfly die. I then stamped some images on it from Kind Thoughts and sponged the edges with chocolate chip ink. I punched a hole with my crop-a-dile and added the red jewel brad.

I stamped some of those same images on the largest piece of dp and stamped the large swirl from Baroque Motifs on all three pieces of dp. After sponging the edges with chocolate chip and roughing them up with a distressing tool, I layered them all on chocolate chip. I found some brown lace in my stash, which I added to the red piece. Along the edge of the lace I put some drops of liquid pearls. When that was dry, I used a Copic marker to color the drops of liquid pearls a dark brown. The red layer is raised on mounting tape. I'm pleased with how this turned out.

stamps: Baroque Motifs, Kind Thoughts (SU)
ink: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, ruby red
paper: chocolate chip, dp (from a stack), chipboard
other: cuttlebug, butterfly die, lace, liquid pearls, jewel brad, copic marker, mounting tape, sponge, distressing tool

I'm so glad you stopped by.


Lydia said...

CRAZY CRAZY GORGEOUS!!! I love all the depth and detail. TFS. you do such beautiful work!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Very neat! I hadn't heard of coloring the liquid pearls yet! that is a neat idea!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Wow! This card is fabulous, Melody!! I love it!


Anonymous said...

I like this! I love dp too, but have a hard time using it (hoarding or mixing...maybe a little of both!!)