31 August 2008

Shimmering Resist

I had spent time earlier today applying Aleene's Tack-it Over and Over to some stamps I had received months ago, (Stamp Francisco.) A little organizing can do creativity good! Seems like forever since I've had time to sit down and stamp something. In fact, it felt a bit strange at first. I had no idea what to do or what direction to go. So where did I turn for inspiration? To my latest TJ newsletter of course! ;)

I wanted something shimmery so I checked out the Shimmering Resist technique. I'm also so very late getting a birthday card to my brother. That is what inspired the sentiment, however I think this card will go to my sister. I'm not so sure my brother would appreciate the butterflies and flourishes on this card.

This card is really fascinating to look at. I love the shimmer, but the layers catch your eye as well. Would you believe that the main layer c/s started off as Pale Plum (Sentiment layer came from the same sheet of paper!)

It may be hard to tell, but the brads started as silver and I used my COPIC V17 to color them for a monochromatic feel to the card. They don't glitter as the scan appears.

I probably should have done some sponging on the sentiment layer, but I was afraid of covering some of the letters.

I used a homemade shimmer spray for the main layer, I also sprayed the black scallop; (I should have sprayed the flowers before I punched them.) I used Dusty Concord distress Ink for my shimmer spray. After I sprayed it on the Pale Plum it matched perfectly with my Lavender Lace!

Stamps: Flourishes, Swallowtail Butterfly (Stamp Franscisco) Define Your Life (SU); Ink: CRAFT Whisper White, Pale Plum, Onyx Black (VersaFine); Paper: Pale Plum, Lavender Lace, Basic Black; Accessories: silver brads, COPIC marker V17, Giga & Mega Scallop punch, Super Jumbo Oval punch, ThrioFlower Punch (SU), Dusty Concord Reinker (Ranger), Perfect Pearls.