Tuesday, December 25, 2007

...Technique Lovers' Challenge #148 & Color Challenge #146

This is my submission for yesterday's Technique Lovers' Challenge and today's Color Challenge at SCS. The colors for today are Glorious Green, Green Galore, and Real Red. The technique used is called "expressiomistic". The card base is Glorious Green measuring 5-1/2" X 11", and when folded in half measures 5-1/2" square. The next layer up is Whisper White cardstock that measures 4" X 4-1/2", and the edges are sponged in Green Galore ink with a Sponge Dauber. The focal image is matted in Real Red cardstock that measures 3-7/8" X 4-3/8". The focal panel is Whisper White cardstock that measures 3-3/4" X 4-1/4". The snowflakes are from the sets " Snow Burst" and "Snow Flurries". The largest snowflake is inked up in Green Galore ink, but the stamp is sprayed with water before stamping onto the white cardstock. This causes the image to smear. This technique is done for each of the three large flakes. Once the cardstock dried, I reinked the same large snowflake in Glorious Green, then stamped over the lighter smeared flakes. This is the Expressiomistic Technique. The small flake was stamped in Real Red before sponging the entire panel with Green Galore ink with a Sponge Dauber.

The sentiment is from the set "Warm Words", and was stamped in the lower right-hand corner in Staz-On Black ink. The white focal panel is attached to the red panel using SNAIL Adhesive, then that panel was attached to the bottom white panel using Dimensionals. The entire focal panel was then attached to the card base using Dimensionals again. I added Clear Rhinestones to the centers of the three largest flakes with Mini Glue Dots, and wrapped some Red Organdy Ribbon around the top of the entire focal panel, and tied it off on a knot.

That's it for today! I hope you all are having a very Merry Christmas! My family and I are fixing to go out to eat and go to a movie together, so I will see you all back here tomorrow with a creation for SCS's Sketch Challenge. Until then...Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: Snow Burst, Snow Flurries, Warm Words

Paper: Glorious Green, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Real Red, Black Staz-On

Accessories: sponge dauber, rhinestones, ribbon, water bottle with spray nozzle, dimensionals


Lori said...

This is beautiful! The snowflake image works so well for this technique and I love the vibrant color.

Rose Ann said...

Your snowflake card is so beautiful, Mercy!! Merry Christmas!!!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

LOVE LOVE this card....and very cool technique!....Thanks my friend for sharing!

Andrea, said...

Fantastic card, love the colours. Hope you had a wonderful Xmas

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is just stunning!!! I have missed so many challenges and these both look like they would have been great ones to do!!! Really love this alot!!!

nancy morgan said...

absolutely wonderful card...gorgeous! great job on both the challenges!! hope you had a VERY merry Christmas = ) !!!

Sharon in NE said...

I have learned so much from you. Thank you Mercy!

Kathy W said...

Very pretty card. This is a new technique for me. I appreciate all the detail you put into your posts so that I can see how you made your card. Thanks for sharing!

Heather P. said...

Very pretty! LOVE the colors you used.