Wednesday, August 29, 2018

WWC185 - Anything Goes Challenge
This is one of the months where we have an Anything Goes challenge. That means it's wide open as to what you do - card, journal page, 3-D item, mixed media canvas - whatever you feel like doing!

I'm still playing with items I got in my pre-order from the new 2018 Holiday Catalogue that goes live Sept. 5. But, this isn't necessarily a Christmas card. It might just be a note card.
The trees are from a set called Winter Woods. I've always loved to look at the patterns formed when tree branches have dropped their leaves. And, while there is an awesome evergreen image in this set, which has a co-ordinating framelit, it was this row of leaf-less trees that drew my eye.

I started by stamping the image from the Bokeh Dots stamp set on Whisper White card stock using Coastal Cabana ink. To do the trees, I masked off all the sides of that image and inked the trees with Crumb Cake and stamped them over the Bokeh image. Next, I masked off the trees, re-inked the stamp with Soft Suede and stamped again. Doing this with the Stamparatus makes this technique very easy to do.

Does this give you the feeling that you are looking through a frosted window? That was my thinking as I sponged some Frost White Shimmer Paint across it. This is a returning product that a lot of us are excited to have again.

The embossing is the fabulous Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and a piece of the new Galvanized Metallic Paper. My mind is busy thinking of many more projects to do with these two products!

To give the embossing a bit of an aged look, I rubbed my StazOn black ink pad across the surface. To set everything off, I used one of the brand new colours - Shaded Spruce - for the card base.

It's a simple design, but the wonderful embossing folder, the shimmer paint and the endlessly fascinating bare tree branches make it a bit special.

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  1. OMG Gail! I want this card! It is beautiful Very nicely done can I pin it to my pinterest board although I know where I can see it again Ha!

  2. That Galvanized Metallic Paper is awesome and I love the aged look. Fantastic card!

    1. Thanks Andrea! I think I'm obsessed with it.

  3. Wow! Great card, Gail! I love that EF which reminds be of the old ceilings. Your trees certainly do have the effect of looking through a window!

    1. Thanks Helen! It's a great EF. I can see it getting lots of use.


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