I was feeling rather unispired after seeing so many of the artsy fartsy cards this week. To help me along, I decided to use the new sketch. I had to modify it quite a bit by changing panel sizes, and my card was horizontal. But all the elements are there, and I kept the square within a square.
So I am bringing MORE grapes to the teaparty. Nothing else. Just Grapes. That is all you are getting from me. I wanted to try the polished stone technique for this card. I didn't have all the right supplies, but gave it a go with what I had. I pressed my gold encore ink pad in a few spots on glossy paper. Then I used an alcohol wipe and put a small drop of really rust craft ink, and also some pigment ink that was a mustard color. I then rubbed the alcohol wipe all over the cardstock. When it dried, I added a little more mustard color direct to paper. The grapes were stamped with the circle from the Riveting set. I used an old purple pigment ink. The white highlights on the grapes were painted with white craft ink. The leaves were from a really old set called Marvelous Morning Glories in Artichoke ink. The Happy Birthday was from a set called Country Greetings. I ran the Ruby Red cardstock through my crimper at an angle. I sponged Close To Cocoa on all the panels.
So how was the poker game, girls?? I had to sit that one out... I don't play poker, and can't risk losing any of my stamping supplies!
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 GMT Views: 400
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 53584
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 @ 7:13 AM
Well, for not the right materials you surely got a pretty good Polished Stone effect. I went for that too, the glossiness of the teapot made me think of it. I'll swap some of my pears for some of your grapes and then we'll both be well-supplied.
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 60004
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 @ 7:51 AM
Whoa! For someone worried about *art* you rocked this challenge! All that other fruit is over rated anyway! Grapes are the bomb! I would have gladly left the stupid pear off my card! And your description sounds as artsey fartsey as your card looks! Wow, impressive number of steps to create this wonderful card!
As for the poker? The gorilla is winning everything. And he is now getting Bad Charlie involved so me thinks the stamping stuff is going home with the gorilla and the mouse! They really hit it off! Snort!
I am so glad you chose to play. Had you not, we'd never seen this wonderful artsey fartsey card! Good job and great that you combined challenges! Thanks for the link!
Registered: November 3, 2007 Location: Rochester, NY Posts: 10348
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 @ 11:17 AM
It's in BBG's corner now...the Poker game that is...and her alias is CHARLENE if you must know, hee! This is a fab close as you can get to polished stone technique! I am so impressed with everyone's artsy skills this week...AND to combine it was a sketch? You're grrrrrrrr-APE! HEE!