Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Say Hi with a Card

Another quick post with a card for Stampotique Challenge blog, using this great "faux barnwood" tutorial from Technique Junkie.      I chose different acrylic paint colours to the ones suggested, but it was fun trying something different, and I do love the crackle effect so I'll definitely be doing it again!!!    

This is the paint just applied.
This is the paint/glue drying, the crackling can be seen.
This is my finished card.
Head holding his heart baloon.

Doesn't the crackling look amazing?!
 Again I'm hoping I make it in time for this great challenge (thank goodness for the time difference!)
For the actual card, I followed the directions in the tutorial, and while my background was drying I stamped "Head" onto glossy cs with timber brown StaZon ink, and coloured him with some Souffle pens.   I added the fence (an Alterations die-cut) and used some foam tape for added dimention.     The chipboard heart was cut free-hand, dry-embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder (swirls) painted with red acrylics, and inked with timber brown StaZon ink, and the letters are Carolee's tiny letter stickers.
Thanks for your visit, and see you soon : )


Gez said...

Gorgeous creation Vicky. Love your choice of colours :)
Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Kaz said...

This is lovely, the striking colours are fab! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Moniqui said...

This is so cute! The crackles look great! Thanks so much for joining SDC!

Basement Stamper said...

the crackling does look magnificent on this with those colors. Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

thekathrynwheel said...

Love the colours you chose, and your crackles worked really well! Thanks for joining the challenge. Kate x

Lyn S said...

Your technique turned out great Vicky, it really looks like a forest of trees on the finished card!

shirley said...

Great card Vicky!Love the image.
I was going to give this challenge a go...left it too late.