Sunday, October 5, 2008

JustRite Batik

It's time once again for a CCEE challenge. This week, Dawn (DawnL on SCS) challenged us to make our own DP. Well, SCS has a fabulous Batik tutorial , by Lynn in St. Louis,
that I wanted to try. I added some Perfect pearls to mine to give it a real shimmery look.

So, I inked up my holly image (Inque Boutique's Savoir Faire See D's set) with Versamark and clear embossed it with Detail Clear ep onto watercolor paper. Then I sprayed it with a mixture of water, Bottle Adirondack Dye Ink, and about a smidgen of perfect pearls powder in a little Mini Mister bottle (all of which you can find at Rubbernecker Stamp Company). Then, according to the tutorial, you place a sheet of paper over the embossed and sprayed paper, and heat it until you see the image come through the paper. And, Woila!! This was so much fun!! I know I'll be doing this again!! Sorry I covered it up so much. When I play with sketches, I never know how they're going to end up.

Now, I have to tell you about these new JustRite images!! They are soooooooo awesome!! I'm in love!!! I can't get enough of them!! This one is 3 1/4" and is from the Christmas Stamp Ensemble. It's FABULOUS!!! I embossed it with Detail Gold ep (Judikins) onto the smooth side of Sage Dark Prismatic cs, and Neenah Natural White. Gorgeous! I also punched out a border with my Martha Stewart punch. After all the layers were cut, I edged each piece with my Krylon Gold leafing pen. I love the finished look.

Finally, I added the organdy ribbon and heated the ends with a heat tool just a bit to crinkle them up a tad. Some gold brads in the corner, and it's finished!!

That's it. Sorry for the absence. I've been at a wedding in Iowa since Thursday. I have some more fun stuff for you this week though, so check back.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a fantastic weekend!!

Stamps - Christmas Stamp Ensemble (JustRite), Savoir Faire (Inque Boutique)
Paper - Sage Dark (Prismatics), Neenah Natural White, Watercolor
Ink - Versamark, Bottle (Adirondack Dye Ink)
Accessories - Nestabilities, Clear EP, Gold EP, Border Punch, Organdy Ribbon, Corner Ticket Punch (SU), Krylon Gold Leafing Pen, Gold Brads, Iron, Mini-mister, Perfect Pearls, Dimensional tape


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous card as always, Tosh! Love every detail. ..and welcome back! I was wondering where you were. :)

Rose Ann said...

This is so gorgeous with the gold embossing and green!! I love the lacy edging and those beautiful images!! So beautiful, Tosh!!

silkeledlow said...

GORGEOUS INDEED!!! I love everything about your card!!!

I'll see if I can play along with you CCEE ladies this your challenges...but I always run out of time....YIKES!!!

Nancy said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the colors, the layering!

Melissa Bove said...

WOW! That card is gorgeous!! Fantastic!! Love it! Hugs...

Shelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tosh, I'd say it's Just Rite!

Loretta said...

Wow Tosh! This is stunning!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh I just LOVE this, Tosh. . .it's gorgeous!

Kim said...

STUNNING...I am still in awe! Great work Tosh! I am so glad I have found your blog b/c your work Rocks!
Hugs~ Kim

Shirley said...

I guess I am in agreement with all of the above! and oh, elegant too!

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