Saturday, September 1, 2012

Resists

The Compendium of Curiosities II challenge last week was kraft resist from p. 41 of Tim Holtz's book. Fortunately for me, Linda, the challenge mom, extended the challenge for another week. Hooray, I can play now. Coincidentally, the Frilly and Funkie challenge is resist. At Take a Word, the challenge is clockwork. At Three Muses the challenge is masculine.
The background panel on my card is from Tim's kraft resist paper stash. Check out Tim's book or Tim's blog for lots of ideas on using his kraft resist paper. I used distress inks to color my background and I used picket fence distress stain on the upper left hand corner before the distress inks. I wanted to see how the color varied with and without the picket fence base. The colors are definitely brighter where I placed the picket fence. Also the resist on the paper is much more evident on my card than on the scan. I also used the distress embossing powder resist on my card. The clock was stamped with embossing ink and I used pine needles distress embossing powder to emboss the clock. The embossing resists the distress ink too. My sentiment is from the Dylusions stamp collection. To finish off the look of the card I used Tim's technique of rolling parts of stamps on the paper. (I forget his official title for this technique.) I think everything worked together well. The result is definitely a funkie card fit for a man.

4 comments:

trisha too said...

Gorgeous, Barbara!
:)

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this, Barbara! The colors are stunning and the clock looks amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for the resist challenge!

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful colors and love your images, but that sentiment speaks to me...my favorite quote is Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Glad you could enter CCIIC, and thank you so much for playing along with us this fortnight at Frilly & Funkie!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the colors- and ohhhh I have to pull out that book and try this! Wonderful!