Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Asian Hope


Okay....I messed up on the SCS sketch challenge again...nothing new for me. I'm always missing details. That's why I can't read directions, I have to have hands on training for everything!!! Sooooooo, I'm trying to redeem myself here.

This was a very fun card to make, because I love doing Polished stone backgrounds. In fact, so does my daughter...about the only thing she'll do in *THE STAMP ROOM*. I used my Inkssetials Ink Blending Tool that I got at Rubbernecker to ink up my glossy CS. I only used three inks....Adirondack alcohol inks Red Pepper and Mushroom, and a touch of Ssukineko Ultimate Metallic gold ink (I've had this guy forever, don't know where or when I got him, so your best bet is to use a Adirondack gold mixative...I didn't have that) After loading the blending tool with ink, I randomly stamped all over the CS until I got the color and design I liked best. Now, here's the cool part.....Then I just let drops of Adirondack Alcohol Blending solution fall where they may on the inked up glossy. SO COOL!!!!! It softens the colors and gives it an awesome marbled look!! No two papers turn out the same...so try different pieces. It's so fun to see what new design you can come up with.

Next, I used my SU stamping buddy to make sure there was no static on my bg, and I stamped the Asian Stamp Oasis Image from Rubbernedker image with Ranger Black Soot Distress ink and embossed with black embossing powder. I then colored the bird, leaves, moon and mountain top with my Sakura Souffle pens...They are my ultimate favorite paint pens. They disperse ink evenly and don't clog!! Love 'em. That's it for the main image.

The bg was cuttlebugged with the stylized flowers embossing folder

All the edges are ink distressed with Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink.

The flower by the bow was inspired by Jeanne S's card found here: Cheap
The card needed something, and I thought flowers. I had three down in the corner, but it was too much...it took away from the image. Then I put one in the corner, and it looked like it was just floating. So I ended up putting it under the ribbon. Woila...I loved the look. Then I had to remember where I'd seen it before. Thanks Jeanne for the inspiration. You saved my unbalanced card!!! *grin*




Supplies:
Stamps - Stamp Oasis by Rubbernecker
Paper - Bazzill and SU Glossy White, Black
Ink - Adirondack Alcohol inks: Red Pepper, Mushroom, Ranger Distress inks: Black Soot and Tea Dye, Tsukineko Gold metallic
Accessories - Alcohol Blending solution, Jo-Ann's Organdy Ribbon, Prima flower, Adornit gem, cuttlebug, sponge, scotch dimensional tape

4 comments:

Sherry Cheever said...

Tosh this is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Lastel said...

Love this , it is gorgeous !

Carolyn King said...

Wow..as always....amazing tosh! You rock and I am so glad that you now KNOW you are dirty instead of me always having to tell you! lol!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Umm...do you KNOW how gorgeous this is!!! Wooooowwwie! I have actually never tried the polished stone technique (gasp)!! I am getting my nerves up to try it, though! :-)

 
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