I'm finally getting a chance to play along this week. We started our home school year on Tuesday so I've been trying to get a good rhythm established there and haven't been stamping. I wanted to try my hand at today's Mixability Challenge though which is Crack and Stitch-to use a crackle method on our cards. I knew I wanted to go vintage and with my newly reorganized stamp storage I found just the right image right away :). I stamped my image in Versafine Onyx onto Natural Ivory cardstock. I used markers, a wet brush, and sponged Soft Suede to get color my image. I then die cut with a Nestabilities circle die and sponged the edges again. A heavy coat of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint was next. You can see some burst bubbles by the man's head where I was using my heat gun to finish off the drying. I ended up sanding this area some to try to get some definition of the image back. I sponged over my cracks with Soft Suede. I had a black circle and a circle frame cut already in the next size up circle so I just adhered my image and framed it. My sentiment is stamped in Onyx and sponged in Suede. I layered over a Riding Hood Red Circle and then that is on an Early Espresso ep embossed frame cut with a Labels 9 die. This is popped with dimensionals over the framed image. I added some random pearls. My dp is embossed with the Distressed Texturz plate and has Suede sponged on. I had forgotten about the stitching part of the challenge til I went to upload so I headed back down and used an Ivory zig zag stitch to frame this piece with Suede. It is on a Baja Breeze base with added BB seam binding and a piece of eyelet.
Close Ups of the crackle piece on my blog show the crackle effect and textured bg better than I can get photographing the whole card.
Date: Friday, August 16, 2013 GMT Views: 1102
WOW! What a beauty!!! Fabulous cracked panel and your stitching is wonderful! Your dp is a beautiful bg for that amazing image. Love this! 'Reorganized stamp storage' ... can you come over and help me do mine - I can never find anything!!! :)
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Sat, Aug 17, 2013 @ 11:14 AM
This is amazing. I need to pull out my Ranger crackle stuff and play. I love how delicate the cracks are. I shouldn't have been so hard on you all by adding the sewing element, but it just really adds oomph to the vintage application. Thanks for playing!!