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!
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