Thursday, May 22, 2014

Perspective

I started my card off with an experiment. I decided to try distress paint marbling on a piece of kraft cardstock. The result was a very subtle background since the paint tended to soak into the kraft. However, it worked great for what came next. I then took Tim's doily stencil, laid it over my background and sprayed with Dylusions white linen spray. It really showed up well. I also added a little ink over the chevron stencil. Since the current challenge for Compendium of Curiosities III is to try Tim Holtz's glitter technique from p. 56 of his book, I die cut the frame and flowers from grungepaper and used  Tim's distress glitter. Oh yes, I also added a drop of stickles to each of the flowers. The stamped image is from SweetStamps. Distress markers were used to color the image. The sentiment stamp from Tim Holtz was die cut using a Cheery Lynn Die. Also I'd like to give a shout out to The Funkie Junkie for sponsoring the CCC3 challenge this time around.
I am also entering this card into these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge -- botannical; Kraft Journal -- flowers; Sweet Stamps -- anything goes; Marks Finest Papers Speedy Fox and Friends -- no designer paper; and V's Sweet Ideas challenge -- distress.

11 comments:

Jan Hill said...

Hi I love the background very subtle but looks textured. I tried glittering that frame but yours turned out much better. I like the colour palette you used.
Jan x

Dan said...

Great card Barbara! I love the subtle marbling of your background and the richly glittered elements. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Brilliant choice to spray Dylusion's white spray over your Marbled Paint background. I hadn't thought of that and am eager to try! Love the glittered Ornate Frame, very pretty!! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog, <3 cheryl

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!! I love those stamped images. The glitter is gorgeous on the flowers, just sparkly stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CC3Challenge!!!

ldybg93 said...

Oh I love this card...what a great theme! Really beautiful.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful design, love how you made the flowers and frame. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Angie said...

So lovely! Gorgeous mixed media and no DP card!!! Your background is beautiful and great texture on your die cut! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge this week!

Marjie Kemper said...

Experiments are the best! Love how you've colored this beauty as well as the sentiment (one of my faves) you've used. Thanks, Barbara, for joining us at CC3C.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the background technique- I should get those books out and play more..! Love the glimmery grungeboard shapes, and the image is delightful! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com

Roxie said...

Nice results with the background technique and wonderful sparkle. Thanks for joining the SweetStamps challenge - Anything Goes.

Sleepy Stamper said...

So many great techniques in you card! Love that glitter! Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Kraft Journal.
Anitra