This is my card for three challenges: MIX81 "Rice,Rice,Baby!" - to use watercolor and rice, MIX82 "Rolly Polly" - to use something that rolls, and F4A235 "One Word or Two" - to use either one or two words.
First let me say this card looks a lot better IRL than it does in the picture, IMHO.
Second let me say that adding ingredients from the kitchen to your riced watercolor may not work out the way you intended, LOL. I really am NOT going to admit to the idiocy that overtook me while I was getting rice!
Third, the rice markings were more apparent before I embossed my watercolored piece, but to my consternation, some of the color came off on the embossing folder. I made the background last weekend, so it wasn't because it was still damp. Maybe a side effect of my "secret" ingredient???
After embossing the piece with the feather ef, I brayered gold ink over the embossing and heat embossed with clear ep. I actually had a sentiment stamped in gold, but when I heat embossed it, some of the prior embossing behind also melted (of course, duh!) and it was basically illegible. I cut the piece along the top edge of the embossed feathers and covered the mistake, adhering the bottom part over it with foam tape. Which explains why the card is such an odd size (because I know you were wondering...)
The letters were cut three times and layered for dimension before attaching them in a curve that follows the edge of one of the feathers. I ran the gold inkpad around the edges and attached the piece to the card base with Scor-tape.
As always, thanks for looking!
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 GMT Views: 1175
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 7626
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 @ 8:24 PM
This is so serene and pretty, Jody. I feel like I am looking into a pond with light and dark shadows on the water and the leaves floating on the top. It also looks like the leaves are swirling in the water. Faved for sure.
Registered: February 13, 2005 Location: Southern Ontario Posts: 24902
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 @ 6:40 AM
Adventures in cooking...adventures in stamping!!! Hope you can tell the difference when it comes supper time! LOL Whatever the process the results are magnificent! Love the colours and especially that folder. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22254
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 @ 9:09 AM
WOW, I missed this one and glad I found it! I can't imagine how it could look better in real life! Your techniques are fabulous and LOVE those rich tones you used! What a spectacular card, Jody!! Right into favorites!