Monday, March 23, 2009

Down and Dirty!

Here I am again! Two posts in one day - is it the end of the world?!? :D

I made this card while I had all the stuff out for the blog-o-log. The gesso was just tempting me... so I made several backgrounds (you'll see more of them later). This one wasn't very 'springy' so I kept it for a separate post.

First I stamped with gesso on white paper. Once that was dry I sprayed Amaretto and Pale Ale Memories Mist over it. It needed some glimmer - so the Pearl Glimmer Mist came out to play. Just a thin spritz where the two colors met. I did use a paper towel to blot the extra ink from the gesso. Not a lot came off, that Memories Mist dries ultra fast!
The man (my *new* Tim Holtz stamp!) was stamped over the dry background in Charcoal chalk ink. It stamped beautifully over the gesso. Unfortunately it stained my new stamp. That chalk ink is *never* coming off! Meh. At least you can tell that I love my stamps.
Finally I added some Scrapbook Nails. They're plastic, umm, sort of like brads but they have a piece that fastens on the back. Since I didn't think the color was working well, I coated them with my new Tim Holtz Distress Stickles! (Did I mention that Michael's got a bunch of cool new Tim stuff in? Awesome!) That panel was layered over a textured piece of black (that I rubbed with my Winter Rust Opalite pad) then on a copper colored card base.
Not exactly bright and colorful, but I really love how it all came together! How 'bout you?

Thanks for visiting!


Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Thank you so much for your note on my blog - it made my day!

I love your message on this card. How important and how many times we push our dreams aside in the drudgery of day to day.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! That texture is heavenly! What an awesome way to use gesso. LOVE it. Gorgeous results. I'll have to try out some memories mist one of these days. Looks like stunning rusty patina. WOW! :O)

Etha said...

super neat!!

lauren said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh myyyy FLIPPIN goodness!!! this card is...yikes, i think i'm *SPEECHLESS* actually!...ok, ok, this card is: amazing, gorgeous, clever, impressive, beautiful, bewildering ( the techniquey bits...which i'm sure only applies to ME!) and UTTERLY FABULOUS! ♥

(completely off topic: who names these INK COLORS? b/c whilst they *look* amazing & coordinate perfectly...PALE ALE and AMARETTO??! together?!!?! OOF! that poor stamped man must have ONE HECK of a hangover!!!) :)