Monday, May 21, 2007

Two Challenges Today!

While blog hopping, again, I stopped by Amy Westerman's blog, Heartfelt Greetings. Every Sunday she posts a sketch challenge, however, today she added a little twist. We were to add paper piecing to the mix. Great challenge, Amy, thanks so much. This card is my version of this sketch. I'm a day late, but I don't believe there is a time limit. The image is from I Brake for Stamps and the sentiment is Stamping Bella. For the robe and PJs, I used paper by K & Co. The rest of the image was coloured with Prismacolor markers. Cardstock by SU in Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Regal Rose. I added the brads as I thought it needed a little something more.

This card was for the SCS challenge for trying a new technique. You can see the challenge here. The technique for today was to do Crayon Resist. I had never done this technique before and really wanted to give it a try. This card is the result! I chose this beautiful butterfly from The Artful Stamper. I think it lends itself well to this techinque. I used glossy cardstock, stamped the image with StazOn black ink. Then I used a white crayon and coloured areas that I wanted to be left white. Then, using Kaleidacolor in Baby Powder, I brayered the entire cardface. The coloured ink will not adhere where the crayon was used. It's like magic! Then I added a couple of words from SU's Think Big set, put flowers from American Crafts and called it done! I really love this card and now wonder why I was so afraid to try this technique. It really is simple.

1 comment:

Tracy.H said...

Love the butterfly card!! Beautiful job!! TFS