I hadn't had a chance to make a card for the Mixability Challenge last week which was to use grid lines on a bg or solid image. I decided to try for a one layer card with a grid filled leaf. I stamped my leaf in Crumb Cake on the Kraft paper (wish I'd gone with a little darker color) then masked over it. I inked up my bg stamp with a Soft Suede marker to omit the birds that are among the flourishes. I didn't have any water in my spritzer, so I used a bit of shimmer spray to re-hydrate the marker...didn't work quite as well as I'd have liked. I used the bg stamp twice to fill the whole card with swirls. I then used the reverse mask around my stamped leaf then added the grid lines using a gold gel pen and a gold Sharpie paint pen as some of the lines. I wanted my leaf to stand out more, so I outlined in Early Espresso then added Sahara Sand shading. It still didn't have quite the depth I wanted so I then took a pencil and added more shading around the leaf and around my stamped swirls. Today's HYCCT challenge is to bring on the bling, so I added bling flourishes and then took a glitter pen and added dot highlights and some glitter to the leaf edges. I embossed my sentiment in Early Espresso. Even with the bling, I think this could still be a masculine card.
Date: Monday, October 14, 2013 GMT Views: 1138
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Mon, Oct 14, 2013 @ 7:28 PM
Gail, what a unique combination of elements and techniques. I am getting my nerve up to try one of the mixed media challenges. You've given me a great play by play on how you created your design. I love the plaid against the swirls of gems.
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Thu, Oct 17, 2013 @ 6:41 PM
Wow - you really made a lot of great choices and experimentation with this card. I think it all came together beautifully! I agree, it works very well for a masculine card. Thank you so much for playing my Mix-abilities challenge!