Hi everyone. I have a different kind of card to share with you today for the current challenge at ATS&M (#116 - Anything Goes).
Prize: 3 digital images
I've made another vintage style card, this time using a beautiful image from STAMPloration's Bloom Sketches stamp set.
I watercolored the background and flowers, and then coated the panel with Clear Rock Candy Crackle. Wasn't sure it would work, but after two coats, I had a beautiful crackled, shiny finish. Next I needed to highlight the cracks by sponging over everything with dark brown distress ink ... that was stressful!! :) I had no idea what would happen and if I would ruin my pretty watercoloured flowers. After sponging and then going over it with a water brush to dilute, the ink washed down into the cracks and the flowers did show (although very toned down in colour). I'm happy with the finished panel. It was fun to experiment and learn new things along the way :)
Here's a close-up so you can see more detail of the crackle finish ...
I hope you'll join at ATS&M for this fun and very popular "anything goes" challenge. Please click HERE to check out the challenge and to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the Design Team. I hope you'll be inspired to play along with us! :)
Just a reminder that the current challenge over at Mixed Media Card Challenge (#4 - Vintage with optional element of key) is running until Oct. 25th and I hope you'll join us there as well.
My friend Nonni mentioned that STAMPlorations has an Anything Goes challenge right now, so I'm linking up there too! :) Thanks Nonni!!
Paper: Black (SU!); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
Accessories & Tools: Waterbrush, Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint (Ranger), Paint Brush, sponges, black suede strip, heart charm
STAMPlorations - Anythng Goes