Monday, March 23, 2009

Wings and Wreath

Hello and happy Monday! It's my turn to host this week's color challenge on stampTV. This is my sample for the challenge. The colors I chose are Lavender Lace and Old Olive. I would love to have you play along.

Here are some of the details from making this card...

I started by stamping my image from Wreath of Wishes, with black Stazon ink. Then I colored it using Memento markers.

I planned to do some sponging, so I embossed the image to resist the ink from sponging. First I went over the image with my Versa Mark pen, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I added a butterfly from Take Flight, stamping it with Versa Mark and embossing with clear also. It's a little hard to see the butterfly in this photo, but if you click on the photo, you can see it enlarged for a better view.

Next, I sponged over the entire cardstock, using Almost Amethyst and Lavender Lace, going darker toward the edges. I used the crackle background stamp from Bold Flowers around the edges also. I wanted to have the crackles fade out a bit toward the center, so I tore a piece of post it note to act as a mask and inked up the stamp with Perfect Plum, stamped off on scratch paper, then stamped on the cardstock.

Then I moved the post-it closer to the edge, inked up again with Perfect Plum, this time stamping with it fully inked.

I layered the image panel with Black Onyx and Old Olive, then added brads and piercing.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

13 comments:

fishlips said...

Wow oh Wow what a lovely color combo and the edges are just totally wonderful looking!!!!

Anne said...

Wow, fascinating technique! Love the butterfly in the background and the crackle along the edges. Beautiful card!

catdidit said...

I just love these colors Theresa! And love how you did the images, such a neat idea! Reminds me of ages wood too! Oh...that gives me an idea....LOL!

patti j. said...

What a pretty card! I love how you masked your edges. They look so aged. Color combination is beautiful! You are amazing!

Sandy Knecht said...

Your cards are always fantastic. I love the colors you choose.

Helena said...

Oh my! This is so gorgeous!!!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Theresa! Love it!

Deb Neerman said...

So beautiful! Those colors just pop!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Theresa! And the tutorial was fabulous - I adore these colours together!
Hugs, Danielle

Elena said...

How wonderful this card is! I love the base color! The scene you created is absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you so much, Theresa for all your detailed work!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card! Love that butterfly!
Thanks so much for the tutorial on how to get that effect.
Gail S.

Anna (Siberian Stamper) said...

Perfection, Theresa!!! Those colors look great together :)

Shirley said...

How very very beautiful and what a great tutorial too, Theresa!