Sunday, October 27, 2013

Enthralled with Fall

This week's Tuesday Trigger inspired a lot of people to get inky - that usually discourages me from entering, since I've never won. I really, really love this card, though, and it was definitely inspired by the photo, so I am entering it anyway. I wonder if there are many other people who get discouraged when they see the same bunch of people win over & over again? It feels like a club I'm not part of.

ANYWAY.

The variation in colours in the leaves made me think of colour washing, and so I wanted to try a modified 'floating reinker' technique using an embossed panel. Well, let me show you the card, and then I can describe how I did it.


Supplies: stamps from Flourishes; Palette Noir ink; Versamark; clear detail EP; seam binding; beaded pins made by me; glimmer mists from Tattered Angels in Starfish, Yellow Daisy, Tiger Lily, Tattered Rose

I stamped the sentiment in a waterproof ink, and then stamped the rose hearts around it as a sort of frame. The hearts are all embossed, and then I started painting with the glimmer mists. I over-saturated the paper with Yellow Daisy first, and then quickly added the two pink mists. I used regular (110 lb uncoated) card stock for this, so I had to work fast. While the mists were still 'floating' I added the Tiger Lily, and then tilted the piece in different directions to allow the puddles to flow into each other & mix.


This is easiest to see in the area with the sentiment, since as it dried it left that wonderful watercoloury brush effect. And the entire panel shimmers like crazy!

The stick pins were made with beads from past crafting supplies, and corsage pins from Michaels, and then pierced through the paper so that the sharp parts don't hurt anyone. 



Here's the Trigger photo: the deadline is today.


I have somehow caught the "man cold" version of the cold Rob had last week - I don't know how, since HE didn't even have the man cold. I envision lots of naps today!
xoxo,
Jessi

17 comments:

Barb said...

This is gorgeous! I love the layered colors and the shimmery goodness...the frame left by the non-stamped area is perfect to keep things one layer too!

And I know what you're saying about the same names cropping up to win. I get so excited when I see a NEW name...i get to discover a talented artist!! But other than a few newbies here and there the same names seem to recycle through...you and I will be part of the other club I've never won either ;)

Chris D. said...

Wow Jessi, what an elegant and stunning card! Love the watercolor technique you achieved here!

So glad I'm not the only one who noticed the same names always winning. It's so frustrating to see that. I love to see new talent showcased and not just the same ones. All. The. Time. Can I be a part of your group too?!

Carla said...

Love this...so elegant. The stick pins are fab! Hope you feel better soon.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Oh I love ,love this card . What a cool tech. layering the different color mists . Thanks for the tutorial on how you created this gorgeous card .
Hugs

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous, Jessi! What a fantabulous shimmery background. Perfect for the stamp style.
And I won't be a bit surprised if both you and Barb break into the club this week! Don't forget about me, K? :D

Greta said...

Hope you feel better soon, Jessi! Wow--what a stunning card with that neat technique! I'm so glad someone else has the same feelings I do, but I applaud you for entering anyway!

Asha said...

I agree! This really is a lovely card. love tht background technique. Enjoy your napping, and being fussed over. It's the only way to get over a man cold! Get well soon, Jessi!
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Melissa Craig said...

So pretty! Love the shimmer on the card and the stick pins are beautiful.

Annette Allen said...

wow wee this is totally GORGEOUS... i love your embossing and how you added the color.. love love love it..

I'm a Little Teapot said...

I love your card, too! It's awesome!

I hope to see your name on the winners list!

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card, great tutorial on how you did it, now I need those shimmer mists. I have been lucky to sin a couple of times, but I am usually surprised if I do. My favourite is seeing my card picked as top three on Digi Darla which has happened a couple or three times, no prize but I love it anyway. Now you have voiced your opinion and desire to win you will. Good luck.

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Rosemary said...

I really like your beautiful take on the trigger... love what you did with the shimmer mists! kudos to you giving voice to something many of have thought for a long time! I hope that you get an opportunity to join "that club"!

walchowDesign said...

I am 100% with you about the same people winning it over and over again!

beautiful card with all the shimmers, Jessi! Good luck with this challenge!

lostinpaper said...

All that shimmery goodness!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Very beautiful, Jessi! I hear ya about the challenges. I think key is to venture out to some others maybe. I did that this week and got a Top 3 and a win! I love your cards and your style!

Dawn said...

This is gorgeous Jessi! So elegant!! Beautiful stamping, lovely shimmer and the stick pins finish it off perfectly. I hope you are feeling better :( Sucks being sick.