This is for Mixabilty Challenge 20 - ACK!! Black?? Actually, for me this challenge was called ACK!! Shading?? I don't draw or paint very well, and shading is something I can do only at the most basic level. I have to say, Dini, that I particularly enjoyed this week's tutorial video - I was on the floor laughing as you took that flat flower outline image and blithely painted it (twice!) so that it magically became completely and beautifully dimensional because NO PROBLEM! I'LL GET RIGHT ON THAT! :-0!
But I have this great daisy image from Paper Artsy which doesn't lend itself to any kid of realistic treatment anyway, and it also has shading on it, so I was able to do a sort of rough attempt at some shading using Memento Tuxedo Black. I painted in a BG using Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, and then went around the flower using a Prisma pencil in a bright light green. Then I did the drywall tape trick using Colorbox Aquamarine chalk ink and stamped one of my Lily of the Valley Grunge Border stamps along the edge in Crumbcake. The lace was done with the PTI Filigree die, cut out of the ugliest wrinkle free distress piece I ever made and never thought I'd ever use, and the button is a paper button (SU Button Button) cut out of a PTI coaster (those things are so great for buttons!) which was lying around and had been colored with Distress Ink in Ripe Persimmon, so just needed a bit of Mustard Seed sponged over it to make it more orangey. All mounted on PTI's Winter Wisteria.
Thanks for looking!
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013 GMT Views: 610
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 28061
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 @ 6:59 AM
Rachel I LOVE your "ugly distress piece" border! It really adds pizazz to your card! The yellow-green bg is fabulous and really lends itself to showcase your black-gray shaded flower..you rocked this challenge :)
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Sat, Jun 15, 2013 @ 7:42 AM
You did a GREAT job! Wonderful!
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Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 @ 7:58 AM
Awesome!!! I don't think your border is ugly, it looks so cool! Your card is so vibrant!!! I love that you made your button too! VERY creative card! So glad you pushed yourself to try this technique!!!
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Registered: October 19, 2004 Location: Warsaw, MO Posts: 14298
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 @ 2:32 PM
LOL!! All right missy, settle down... you did great! That is a fun image and you created some depth with it... the border and button are really well balanced, and bring out your fun background, especially the mesh tape bits. I think it's a WIN! Thank you so much for playing along!
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Sun, Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:29 PM
Oh, I SO enjoy your write-ups, Rachel! (snicker) I adore that pretty red button, and it works so well with the lacy side border......perfect use of the twine and the bg looks pretty hippie....like way out there momma! You did very well with this challenge~
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