Denise chose a great inspiration photo for our CAS challenge this week. It features a beautiful woodgrain which is right up my alley. So, I started by making a faux wood piece using the direct to paper technique as in the tutorial from the resources here. I used: Soft Sky, Marina Mist & Island Indigo for the blue area as well as Bravo Burgundy and Chocolate Chip for the upper area. I then loaded up a sponge with Whisper White craft ink and used it to soften and lighten up the woodgrain. I also spritzed a bit more blue onto the bottom with reinker and water in a spritzer. I cut my piece down to the size I wanted then punched a heart out of a sticky note and then used a craft knife to cut out the heart from my wood piece. I used an emery board to smooth it out and then sponged blue where the white was showing through. I added some twine and a metal key brad to this. I used a Natural White base for my card. I stamped my sentiment then embossed in black ep. The card looked a little too bare for me, so I sponged Sahara Sand through some drywall mesh tape and then sponged a bit of Marina Mist on the edges.
Can't wait to see how this photo inspires everyone. Hope you'll play along in the CAS Challenge!
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013 GMT Views: 1275