Wednesday, April 2, 2008


When I saw the sketch challenge posted last night on splitcoast, it just called to me. It's a simple sketch and I knew I could use one of my new stamps. Once I got started, however, it ended up taking way more time than I thought it would. My head is really stuffy with a cold, so I'm sure that had a lot to do with it.

I used my new Penny Black image called warbler with versamark resist technique on white glossy card stock with my desert heat kaleidacolor ink pad. I love to use black as an accent layer with bright colors, so that part was easy.

The part I had trouble with was what to use for the other two segments of the layout. I wanted to use glossy to balance out the main image, so I decided to use polished stone technique. I did this with Adirondack alcohol inks. I played with a bunch of different color combinations before deciding on the two I have here.

On the large green piece, I used a new Glimmer Screen by Tattered Angels that I recently purchased from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. It's made to use with glimmer mist, but I don't have any of that, so I just sponged artichoke dye ink over it and got a very subtle image on the background.

I added some swirls from Priceless and a sentiment from a Beautiful Thing in black stazon. A few black brads finished it off.

stamps: priceless, a beautiful thing (SU), warbler (Penny Black)
ink: versamark, always artichoke, jet black stazon, desert heat kaleidacolor, alcohol inks (Adirondack)
paper: basic black, glossy white
other: brayer, mat pack, piercing tool, sponge, glimmer screen (Tattered Angels), brads, alcohol blending solution (Adirondack)

I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a great day.


Anonymous said...

This is very striking Melody! I'm drawn to bold colors but have a hard time using them myself

Corie said...

This is just gorgeous!!

Roz said...

I just love love love this card! The colors are amazing, and your adapting to the materials you had on hand--perfect! It seems like we have a lot of similar tastes in crafting.
Thanks for sending me a birthday hello....I thought I would check out your blog! HUGS!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh, Melody!!! What a gorgeous stamp... What a fabulous card! Love this.