Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sisterhood of The Snarky Stampers - Weekly Challenge - "L" is for Leaves

Hello, Crafty Makers!
My goal this year is to learn a lot of new techniques and to use old supplies, tools, and materials I have been hoarding since the 1980's that I've never used.

This is the first of two cards I created for the "Leaf" challenge over at the Sisterhood of The Snarky Stampers.  I was looking for inspiration to use my Perfect Pearl mica powders that I haven't touched for years and surprise, surprise, Jennifer McGuire posted a new video this week on that very subject.
This card was actually created using the residual VersaMark ink on the image after the main stamping has been done.  My VersaMark pad needs replacing and I think a fresh pad would have left behind more ink and given a better image.   I also used textured paper and that may have had an impact.  All in all, I am pleased with the results.
Here is a better shot of the gold mica stamping as well as the background stamp.  I colored some elements of the background stamp using my Arteza Brush Markers.  I am not an artist so I don't try to do fancy shading, etc.  I just add little bits of color and keep it moving.  

Visit SOSS and play along with them!

What a wonderful stash clearing exercise using the following stuff:

Cardstock:  Neenah "Solar White", Bazzill Basics Lavender, Gold CS
Perfect Pearls: Sunshine Sparkle
Arteza Brush Markers

Heartfelt Creations: Bella Rose Vintage Background Stamp
Gold Ribbon (stash, have no idea but I think it was in Michael's sale bin)
Want 2 Scrap Baby Bling Rhinestones
Finish Spray (I used Aleene's Matte Finish) this is optional, you could use water.
White Craft Foam or Foam Tape.  I used Craft Foam.

Soft makeup brush (works just as well as the Tim Holtz brush)
Strong Adhesive

Project Sizes:
Base: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", Gold Panel: 4.0" x 5-1/4", Stamped Panel: 3-3/4" x 5.0"

Challenges Entered:
Sisterhood of The Snarky Stampers - L  is for Leaves