Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tues. Oct. 25, 2011 STVMONLM6

Lee posted a challenge about a week ago, to use snowflakes on a card.  I made two of them. The second card has snow that I drew in with a white gel pen. This card came about from an unusual circumstance.  I was playing around with some of Tim Holtz Stain and water on a piece of printed cs.  However, I over did it with the stain and the water and rather than heading to the kitchen for a paper towel, I decided to blot all the excess moisture onto a piece of white cs that was on my work table.  After I peeled the two pieces apart, the blotter piece had the most interesting pattern- kind of like snow and trees in a forest.  I went with that!

I decided to stamp some trees and a platinum heat embossed sentiment. What I did for the trees was to color the stamp itself with Copics-I did thump two colors on the branches.  Then I  lightly spritzed the stamp with alcohol, and stamped. I then added some Stickles, and was thrilled with the result!  Oh- of course the little snowflakes in the upper right corner were glued on too. LOL  Now onto card #2.

I receive Michelle Zindorf's blog in my mailbox and I saw a fascinating card that she brayered.  I have tried that before but I haven't mastered it- but I thought maybe I could achieve a similar look by sponging.  What do you think?  Close enough?
HERE is the link to Michelle's card and tutorial. Here is my card.


Melanie said...

That first one looks so amazing, I love the look you achieved just trying to clean up! ;)

You did a great job on your CASE of Michelle's! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

FAB.U.LOUS. job on both cards -- so partial to the trees!!

Cheri said...

Karen....I LOVE your creations! Gorgeous! Love the "go with it" background...I've had a few of those myself and I absolutely love it when that happens. Michelle's work is fabulous and I love your sponged interpretation. Well done! Okay....five stars!!!! ;0)

Shirley said...

Wow! The BG on your first card is spectacular! Love the whole design. The dog is absolutely perfect! Every bit as wonderful and the Zindorf!

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