Thursday, January 3, 2013

Something new and different



I stayed up WAY too late to work on this card, but I got inspired and had to see it through.

This is for several challenges:  Runway Inspired Challenge, Dreamweaver's January Challenge, and Simon Says Stamp New Something challenge.

I was inspired by the colors and the pattern on the fabric of this image from Runway Inspired Challenge.



I thought that this stencil that I won a while back from Dreamweavers Stencils (did you know that they give a stencil away EVERY Thursday on the Papercraft Planet blog?) would be perfect.  The image is of tree silhouettes, but I think the treatment really makes it more abstract, and almost like stained glass.

To create the image, I taped the stencil down and then added color using Distress inks.  Then I went through and traced (yes it took a while) each of the compartments using a very fine pen.  Finally, I went back and randomly colored some of the areas using a Faber Castell Pitt gold pen as well as a black pen.



I kind of love how it turned out...this was a new technique for me, but I definitely want to do it again.  I loved the image so much I decided to leave the card sentiment free so the focus is solely on the image.

Hope you like it....now I HAVE to go to bed!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Bazzill - Card Shoppe Licorice; CTMH - White Daisy cardstock
Ink:  Dreamweavers Stencils:  Bare Trees; Tim Holtz:  Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks and Blending Tool; Faber Castell Pitt gold artist pen; American Crafts:  Black Precision Pens 01 and 08; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

50 comments:

  1. wow this is amazing...I am totally blown away right now... Love it Miriam..

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  2. What a spectacular card!!! So stunning

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  3. Pretty! It reminded me of stained glass too.

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  4. dude, I am pinning this. jaw dropping awesome!

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  5. really gorgeous - looks like so much work! Really a work of art.

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  6. Oh WOW !!! I read this a couple of times to see how you made this. I thought the trees were die cut! with the pen definition around the colours it really adds a 3D effet ! This is absolutely stunning ! GREAT card ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. Wow!! This is stunning! All the work was totally worth it :)

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  8. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is AMAZING!!!! And you have totally inspired me to try something like this!!!!!

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  9. wow! This card looks cool! very creative and the result is awesome! I think adding those gold and black made all the difference!

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  10. This is really gorgeous, Miriam, so worth all that work! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

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  11. sweet mother of pearl....you have GOT to frame this....awesome work.

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  12. BEAUTIFUL work..LOVE the greens:)

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  13. Wow! This card is stunning! Totally worth the time it took to create in my opinion. ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. wow this is amazing!!!! beautiful work!@

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  15. I have this stencil as well, love what you've done with it.

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  16. I totally see how you were inspired, Miriam! LOVE the stain-glass treatment! Absolutely stunning!

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  17. Someone posted this on pinterest. What a neat idea! I have several dreamweaver stencils and cannot figure out how to use them! Can you post some hints? And more examples of what you do with these. I love the stained glass idea!

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  18. Okay, this is amazing! A-MAZ-ING!! So awesome Miriam, what a great card! Did I say it was amazing?

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  19. WOW! A lot of work, but so worth it!

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  20. Wow- not only is the card amazing, but your attention to detail (as well as your patience to outline each section!) really paid off! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

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  21. This card is amazing! I love it!!

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  22. Stained glass is exactly what I thought! This is fabulous!

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  23. Oh My, Miriam! Forget the sentiment altogether! I think you should FRAME this and keep it forever. It is stunningly beautiful! GREAT job!

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  24. Wow, if this isn't a winner for RIC, I don't what is!! It's FABulous, Miriam! Happy New Year and Happy Weekend, too. :)

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  25. Wow. Wow. Wow. This is amazing, Miriam! Would you mind if we posted it on the Dream It Up blog and the Dreamweaver Facebook page? This is really awesome. I've seen a lot of cards with this stencil design, but this definitely my fave. Thanks for the inspiration!
    phornschu@yahoo.com

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  26. You are on such a roll Miriam!!
    This card takes my breath away, seriously!
    How brilliant of you to have come up with that for the prompt!

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  27. OH WOW THIS IS AMAZING MIRIAM! I say make another similar different colors and throw a cheerful greeting and submit it to the PC call! :>

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  28. This s gorgeous Miriam! This has always been one of my favorite stencils but I have never done something like this with it, I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for joining our Dreamweaver challenges!

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  29. Holy cats, is this one impressive card! I love the colors and the style and everything else!

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  30. Miriam, I thought I commented on this but... I love it! Time well spent on the tracing, very impressive! Thank you for joining us in the Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  31. Stunning.....absolutely stunning!

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  32. Wow! Stunning card! Love your gradient inking! So glad you joined us over at the Runway Challenge!!

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  33. Oh my!! How I miss your creations! This one is so out of this world! Love love love it, Miriam! Happy New Year!

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  34. This is truly exceptional and I hope you win something with this, Miriam! It looks like a die that you sponged underneath to look like a stained glass window!

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  35. Sweet goodness... this turned out exceptional. the work to line each pane really was worth it. You have plenty of patience, my dear! :)

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  36. Miriam, this is so cool! I love it!

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  37. Congratulations! I loved your card :)

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  38. Yay, Miriam! Congrats on your deserving RIC win!

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  39. Wow! That is a piece of art!! Absolutely stunning!! Fabulous work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  40. SUCH A STUNNING CARD - CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN - WELL DESERVED!

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  41. Well that's what I get for falling behind on my blog reader ... holy cow, Miriam, this is stunning!!! I must say, I am relieved that this isn't paper pieced, 'cus it kinda looks like it could be! So glad you stayed up late : )

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  42. Congrats on winning the RIC! LOVE your cool card! I feel like I know you because you often enter many of the same blog giveaways as me. I've noticed this because your name is chosen as a winner so often! Congrats on those wins also!

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  43. This stencil is one of my all time favorite Dreamweaver stencils! And just when I think I have seen every way there is to use it....I stumble on to one more idea...like yours! This is an amazing, jaw dropping, has the WOW factor, card! Love it!

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  44. Whoa! An amazing technique and card, Miriam! I've never seen anything like it before -- I bow before you for your inventiveness and stick-to-it-ive-ness. SO GORGEOUS! For sure the card should not have anything else on it - so pretty - will you be able to give it away? Miriam, your card is gorgeous. Wouldn't it make a pretty 4 seasons, framed piece of art, each season having the unique colors and feel of Spring Summer Autumn or Winter? Thanks for sharing how you made this. hugs, de

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  45. What an amazing effect you've achieved with this beauty! Sure is a piece to be proud of.

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  46. Wow, if I made this and it turned out so wonderfully, I might have to keep it for myself or at least send it to someone very special. Great job!

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