August 10, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities meets Things with Wings

It's always a plus when I check out Linda's Compendium of Curiosities challenge and see I have all the products I need!  Can you believe we're already on week 9, and there's still a ton of techniques left to try!  I had a lot of fun with this weeks challenge, as you'll see there's a lot of distressin' going on!

For the background panel, I White Embossed a Flourish Stencil, then stamped the Gratuitous Graffiti background in Black Archival. Once dry, I used and Ink Blending tool to add Crushed Olive, Tumbled Glass and Rusty Hinge Distress inks.  The darling girl is from Crafty Individuals, she's stamped in Black Archival on Watercolor paper, then colored using the Marker Watetcoloring Technique. I embossed the panel with a Texture Fades folder and highlighted the embossing with Tea Dye Distress Ink. Following along with Linda's challenge, I cut the Wings using Stampin' Up!'s butterfly die, and used the Distress Crackle Technique for this weeks challenge, placing the wings on dimensionals over my stamped image. By adding the butterfly wings, my card also fits the Things with Wings Challenge at Simon Says. I stamped my image a second time, colored and cut out just the upper portion, then added it to my stamped panel with dimensionals.

Details:
Stamps - Crafty Individuals (girl, sentiment), Stampin' Up! Gratuitous Graffiti
Ink - Black Archival, Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass
Card Stock - Watercolor, Black, Olive, Pumpkin
Other - Markers, H20 Brush, Texture Fades Folder, Big Shot, Grunge Paper, Crackle Paint, Rock Candy, Ink Blending Tool, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Distress Tool, White Embossing Powder, Flourish Stencil, Big Shot, Butterfly Die

29 comments :

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the wings with this adorable image. Really like the lots of distressing and your colours are blended beautifully. Tracy Evans x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous background. Love the colors and embossing. The embossing folder adds a beautiful frame for your image. Love the wings and the technique which gives them so much depth. Beautiful card.

Nancy Wethington said...

Oh I love her! She is adorable and so are her wings. Great job! This really caught my eye in all the entries. So happy you're playing alog with the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

LynneForsythe said...

ABSOLUTEY GORGEOUS!!! love every little detail in this card!!!

Thanks Bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, love how you popped up her dress and the wings behind her...so innocent!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

It's beautiful! Luv where your ART is taking you this week, you must be listening !! lol

Erin Smetak said...

Holy moly, this card is amazing!!! All that stuff you did to it! Very cool!!!!

Lori said...

Stellar work as always, Lisa! Love the textured background and your "wing" piece! Fab!

Rose said...

WOW your background paper is beautiful and your little winged girl is precious, a very stunning card.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Lisa, I absolutely love this piece! You've layered together so many wonderful techniques here. I'm so drawn to that background you created-- the white embossing give it an incredible amount of dimension, and the colors are great. The little water-colored girl is darling, and the crackled wings look fab! Bravo, talented lady, this is stunning!

Dan said...

What a wonderful piece, I absolutely love that background! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

Terry said...

Love what you did with that most adorable image! Those wings are perfect for her! Gorgeous Lisa!

Sue said...

Love the sepia look of the embossed background, gives a nice back drop to the rest of your lovely creation.

Evelyn S. said...

Great combination of techniques, Lisa! She's just darling!

Sherry said...

What can I say ... it's altogether absolutely fabulous!

Netty said...

I agree with everyones comments it is a gorgeous piece of art. Annette x

Jackie said...

A wonderful card, Lisa - I particulalry like the background you have created.

Kristen said...

Girl, this is fabulous. I am so envious that you can make so many different style cards. Fabulous job!

ScrappyPam said...

Fabulous background! Love it!

Linda Elbourne said...

What a fabulous card - LOVE the colours! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show for our very first challenge ... here's hoping we see you again next week :0)

Linda Carson said...

Oooooo totally too cool!

Nancy said...

Love this, Lisa! I have a "thing" for vintage children - with Tim's fades & all, you can't go wrong! *lol*
Thanks for being part of Simon Says Stamp & Show's challenge blog! Hope to see you in future weeks, too.

studiorose said...

This is SO cool; I love the background and how the foreground images tie in with it so well. Nice work!

Nan said...

Your crackle turned out so beautifully and I love the vintage look of your card!

donna said...

Very beautiful. I really like that Graffiti stamp.

Shelann said...

I really like the color combo and subject of your crackle.

Amy said...

I am so loving your style Lisa! I love the collage look on this card! Awesome work!!

craftytrog said...

Love this fabulous card!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a lovely project. Love how you added the crackle wings.

 
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