Tuesday, 12 February 2013
I wanted to make a card for the Simon Says Stamp something messy challenge. I always get messy crafting no mater what I make so I could just about enter anything lmao however in keeping with the spirit of things I decided to work in browns with gelatos and a lil distress thrown in to grungify and mess everything up a bit . . .
For the background I started by stamping the blueprint type stamp from Tim Holtz' Stampers Anonymous Steampunk stamp set using Picket Fence Distress Stain on a manilla tag. I then used gelatos in Gold, Butterscotch and Chocolate randomly on the tag and blending with a paintbrush and my finger. I did this for a couple of layers to build up the colour I wanted. I then used Black Archival ink to stamp the blueprint image again.
As you can see my stamping wasn't the straightest lmao. Messy stamping? I then trimmed the tag and used some Vintage Photo and my blending tool around the edges. Next I cut some Movers and Shapers Cogs from Grungepaper and Kaisercraft Timeless Classics papers from the 12" stack. I used a different colour gelato on each paper cog and blended with a lil water and my finger and glued them to the grungepaper cogs with Glossy Accents (next time I will glue then cut silly me lol).
Then from more manilla I made a small rectangle big enough to fit my saying and used my three gelatos to colour it and then edged it in Vintage Photo. I stamped my sentiment from the Urban Classics Tim Holtz set in Archival Black. I distressed the edges of both the background and sentiment using Tim's Tonic Edge Distresser. I chose some embellishments from Tims Cogs and Muse Token ranges to finish of the card. The sentiment and largest cog are adhered with foam tape, the rest of the cogs with glossy accents and the muse token has two jump rings from a pack of Facets to attach it to the saying.
The first pic of the card I took was without flash the next one is with flash. The cards colours are somewhere in between the tw, but the flash version allows you to see all the details properly.
I am entering this at;
Simon Says Stamp - Messy
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Add A Charm
The Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays