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November 30, 2012

All Stitched Up - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with last weeks Countdown to Christmas Challenge, this weeks challenge is All Stitched Up.

I created my card for this weeks challenge, at the same time I was creating my DT pieces for the November Artistic Outpost Release.  My card uses the same image from the Artistic Outpost Cowgirl Strength plate that I used in this post, but I swapped out my color mediums for a much "brighter" palette, and created my own background instead of using pattern paper.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Cowgirl Strength/Kudzu Kafe

I started out by stamping the cowgirl in Black Archival on a Manilla Tag, then masked her with Eclipse Tape, so I could go back and add color to the stamped image. To create the background I used Acrylic Paints (Red/Yellow/Blue) on a Gelli Arts Plate, pressing down the Paradise Stencil into the paints before pressing down my stamped panel into the plate.  After removing the stamped panel from the Gelli Plate, I removed the Eclipse Tape, then colored the image with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils.  I repeated the Gelli Plate paint process on a larger panel to place under the stamped image panel.  The sentiment is from the Artistic Outpost Kudzu Kafe plate, stamped on a scrap panel, adhered in place then accented with a STAEDTLER Black Lumocolor maker to make it pop.  The edges of both panels were stamped with the "stitch" stamp from the Cowgirl Strength plate.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Cowgirl Strength, Kudzu Kafe
Card Stock - Manilla Tag, Vanilla, Black, Mustard
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Gelli Arts Plate, Acrylic Paint, The Crafters Workshop Paradise Stencil, Staedtler Karat Aquarell WC Pencils/Black Lumocolor Marker, Eclipse Tape

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge All Stitched Up Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Have a great weekend!
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Lori said...

Love the background, Lisa--it's a nice contrast to the image.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another great card. Love the colorful bg on this one and the added stitching, the saying is perfect!

BarbaraW said...

Your card is fantastic. The cool image looks great against the gelli plate background. Love that stitching stamp.

Netty said...

oh wow its a fab card, x

Basement Stamper said...

That stitched stamps looks fabulous with that image, very cool.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous! I love the background

Words and Pictures said...

Love this cowgirl... and that's the perfect sentiment to go with her and these fiery colours - fab!
Alison x

Shelly Schmidt said...

The colors are so eye appealing- love the background and the images are wonderful! The stitching- amazing!

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