We've been away for a few days, and I thought I could combine Lydia's "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" MIX33 challenge with today's sketch. I used a water-based varnish designed for acrylics, and it's helped add to the Asian feel I was going for with my image.
Base paper is DCWV Far East, sponged with Walnut Stain and Soot Black.
For my main panel I stamped the iris in black and then coloured it with pencils. After that I misted it with something from my desk, and sponged it with browns and greens. Then I used Walnut Stain with the Reverse Chicken Wire (at least, I think it's the reverse one!) stencil. Then the Polyflashe varnish.
Both green panels are embossed and sanded.
Before varnishing I used yellow Stickles on the iris centre, and some black lightly around the edges and the edge of the card. I used some distress green Stickles along the edges of the green panel, adding a little to some of the sanded dots.
I'd have like to fancy up the blue scallops a bit - but I'm still recovering from travel and being away.
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 GMT Views: 1707
Registered: April 4, 2008 Location: Sahuarita, Arizona originally from New Brunswick, Canada Posts: 18466
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 2:14 PM
Welcome back Sabrina... I hope you had a wonderful time.. I sent you a PM while you were away...what a great job you have done of this card so at least you did not lose your mojo while away....I love the sponging and the sanding on the embossed areas, the glitter and the gorgeous iris on the chicken wire... what a great job you have done... love your colouring also and the colour combo....
Registered: August 7, 2007 Location: North Carolina Posts: 28159
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 3:29 PM
Oh Sabrina this is gorgeous!!! I really need to get in to the mixability challeges but there are only so many hours in a week... lol... anyway... you rocked it! LOVE the colors and the eye1 popping flower! Love the Asian feel! Glad you are back!
I could tell from a glance that there was a lot of work applied to this card. Such a beauty, Sabrina!
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