Tuesday, June 10, 2008

painted leaves

My friend, Jeanne, over on splitcoast just came out with her own line of rubber stamps. When I saw them, I knew that I wanted them. I bought 3 and they came in yesterday's mail. So of course, I needed to play with them.

The Rubbernecker blogger challenge this week is to use paint on a card. You know how you just have to have something and then never use it? Well, that was the case with my distress crackle paints. Some time ago, I purchased several bottles, but never used them. So, the challenge gave that little push I needed.

I started by cutting a piece of cereal box chipboard the size I needed for the stamp I was going to use. Then I painted it with dried marigold distress crackle paint. While the paint was still wet, I inked up the leaf stamp with really rust and pressed it into the paint. When it was finished drying, I layered it on black card stock and added eyelets, ribbon and white dots.

Then I used my cuttlebug and nestabilities circles to cut a circle from Basic Grey dp and one from black. I then ran the dp through the cuttlebug again in my tiny mosaics embossing folder to give it more texture.

The card base is randomly stamped with the same image. And the tab is punched from mellow moss with my round tab punch and then just a portion of the leaf stamp is stamped on it in always artichoke. The large image panel is raised on dimensional foam tape.

stamps: just leaves (Jeanne Streiff collection - Rubbernecker)
ink: really rust, always artichoke
paper, really rust, basic black, mellow moss, designer paper (Basic Grey - sugared), cereal box chipboard
other: dried marigold distress crackle paint (Ranger), crop-a-dile, black eyelets, black grosgrain ribbon, round tab punch, cuttlebug, nestabilities circles, tiny mosaics embossing folder, dimensional foam tape, white gel pen, black marker

I'm so glad you stopped by today.


Starla (star) said...

I like how the main image turned out!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh this is beautiful, Melody! Wonderful layout. And where have I been? Jeanne has her own stamps? I must check them out.