01 March 2008

A Day Late and A Dollar Short?

Okay, I started this card Thursday night but didn't finish it until this morning. I used the SCS color challenge #155; Basic Black, River Rock and Whisper White. The colors of the scan are a little off. I used some liberty and used some SU Porcelain Prints DP on a couple of layers, as this particular pattern was River Rock. I love this pattern paper, it is so elegant!

For the life of me I can't remember where I got the sketch from!!! (If you recognize it pretty please let me know so I can give credit!) I thought it was Beate's from last week (Hence the title of my post) but I don't see what is in my head on her blog now.

I used the Cracked Glass technique on the sentiment layer. I know this technique is an oldie but goodie, it was also in the most recent TJ newsletter. I have seen several posts come through the Yahoo group using this technique, which is why it came to mind for this layer. The sentiment layer has some sparkle to it because I didn't realize I had some glitter on my VersaMark pad that transfer to the cardstock while I was adding the VersaMark. Oh well, I think it looks good!

I used my SU Distresser on many of the edges to help give it an aged look. All edges except black are sponged to add to the aged feel of the card.

I'm not sure about this card. I like that the sentiment is the focal point, but the card feels a little barren to me. It especially feels this way when I look at the scan. Perhaps a few small prima flowers would help? Or perhaps I can do some faux stitching around some of the layers?

Stamps: Morning Soft; Ink: CRAFT Basic Black, CLASSIC Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip; Paper: River Rock, Basic Black, Whisper White, Porcelain Prints DP; Accessories: sponges, Distresser tool, Corner Rounder, Glossy Glaze EP & heat gun.