Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Little Layering

This week on the Hero Art Blog, Shari shared some amazing cards and a brilliant video showing her technique for making layered stamped backgrounds. I don’t usually do a lot of layering of stamps on my cards so I thought I’d give her technique a try.

Layering with no walking or wiggling!
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Exotic Bloom, Earth Flowers and Envelope Pattern

To start with I dabbed faded jeans and broken china distress inks here and there on a large acrylic block, spritzed with lots of water and stamped on watercolour paper. Then I stamped this background with the Envelope Pattern using antique linen distress ink and white embossed the Earth Flowers. Unlike Shari, I didn't walk and wiggle (you'll have to watch Shari's video to see what I'm talking about!) but applied dusty concord distress ink on the Exotic Bloom image, spritzed with water, stamped once on scrap paper and then stamped on the panel. I applied dusty concord distress ink to a scrap of white card, spritzed with water and once dry punched out a butterfly, added Crackle Accents and some gems. Unfortunately my photo of the card isn't great, in real life it doesn’t look so dull and the Envelope Pattern looks more subtle because of the texture of the watercolour paper which isn’t being picked up in the photo.

I'm submitting this card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes.



Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been fairly busy with a few things so have become the worst in the world for visiting blogs. Hopefully from today on that will change and I can’t wait to catch up on what I’ve missed out on:)

20 comments:

Barb said...

So glad you showed a close-up of the butterfly, Heather. . .so beautiful! Love this gorgeous card! The colors are amazing together!

Nancy said...

I'm so impressed with this beautiful masterpiece, Heather! The colors and layers are gorgeous and the butterfly is the perfect topper. Thanks for the inspiration...
blessings!

CinnamonSally said...

This is a stunning card Heather, love the soft blues and your butterfly is amazing!

Sue McRae said...

I like the softness of this card Heather, so pretty!

Ayana Posadas said...

Gorgeous layering, Heather. So pretty!

Anne said...

Love the soft pretty colors here Heather and I love the crackled look of the butterfly- amazing!

Tiffany said...

AMAZING card! So fresh and pretty, beautifully done!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

So pretty, Heather! Hugs.

Virginia L. said...

Stunning card, Heather! Love the layered stamping and distressed edges! Congrats on the HA Tweet!

Lin said...

I LOVE this gorgeous blue confection, my friend!!

MicheyMoo said...

Wow Heather!! This is stunning - I love the colours and that butterfly is gorgeous!! xx

Rosemary said...

your layering of the stamps is just gorgeous heather! may have to give this technique a try... i'm not one to do much layer, either!

Simone said...

This is so stunning Heather! Love that layered background in those gorgeous colours! :)

Dawn said...

Just gorgeous background and layering Heather. Love the butterfly ~ that is something I'll have to try

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Heather. I really love the combo...will have to try that. Oh!!! I am loving my new crackle paint....superb effect.

Melinda Gleissner said...

Heather, it's incredible! The colors are so beautiful & I love how you layered it. It's truly a piece of art, amazing!!!!

Jill said...

Oh, WOW! This is completely breath-taking!

Rica said...

A truly beautiful card, your inking and colouring is perfection and I love the way you've framed the image with the distressed layer and finished it with the gorgeous butterfly.

Glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous backgrounds and love the embossing and your butterfly is gorgeous!

Kiwigirl said...

Thank you for sharing this delicate and beautiful card and your tachnique. We all learn when we share.

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