Friday, May 8, 2020

A Rose By Any Other Name

I wanted to have another run at the mixed media card lesson (see yesterday's attempt in my previous post) and brick wall was my stencil of choice this time around. When I saw Just Add Ink's colour challenge this week includes two greys, I decided to go for broke and combine the two.

I got a bit carried away with spritzing ink on the background so it's ended up a touch grungier than I was hoping for, but ah well, them's the breaks. Take a lookie:

My first step was to colour my texture paste and do the stencilling, then added the ink background, spritzing and paint splatters. The leaf image was stamped firstly in rococo rose ink and coloured using Stampin' Blends, then overstamped with Versamark and embossed with silver. It's the first time I've tried that technique (apparently embossing powder is not good for alcohol markers) and I was very pleased with how it turned out. The last two steps were the stamping of the sentiment and adding a few metallic sequins just for a smidge more silver.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Leaf Canopy (Altenew)
  • card - basic grey, whisper white
  • other - silver embossing powder, heat tool, brick wall stencil, texture paste, spritzer tool, paint brush, Stampin' Blends, Stamparatus, metallic sequins, Big Shot, stitched rectangle die

I love the rose over the greys - what a great colour combo the ladies at JAI picked this week!

Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe.


Edited to add: I was lucky enough to be picked as the winner for this challenge - many thanks to the ladies at JAI. 


Tammy said...

Very pretty card! Love the textured background!

Patrice said...

Oh wow! This is fabulous, Kerry. You must be thrilled with how well it turned out, & I agree the rose over the grey really stands out. Lovely to see you over at JAI again. Now I'm off to check out your other card using this technique. x

Rob I said...

Great colour combo, the pink with the grey is striking. The texture on the background stencil looks very effective. Great mixed media card, not too busy. TFS

Chantell Randall said...

The love the rustic embossing paste and spritzing. It add such great texture to your card. The fine line silver embossing on the leaves is delightful. Chantell Just Add Ink

KimB said...

Just love all the texture and that fabulous pop of pink Kerry! A real mixed media success! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Carol Cel said...

This is really stunning. I love it.

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