Sunday, 7 April 2013

Ancient Arches

Good afternoon all you lovely people,

Sadly today this post is coming from the sick house, my brother in law was ill a few days ago then last night I was sick all night and today my sister is being sick.  Not great but it looks like it is a 24hr bug that just leaves you feeling weak the next day.

Anyway enough of that, today I am bringing you a card which was a technique that I saw Sheena Douglass do on Create and Craft with her new stamp set Ancient Arches.

I started with an 8"x 8" Kraft Card and I cut a piece of Centrua Pearl to the same size for working on.  I did not use the pearl side of the card instead I used the revers side of the card.

Using some cut and dry foam I added Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Warn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Distress Ink in patches and blended together.  Once these colours had been blended I went around the edge of the card with Peeled Paint building up in areas.

I used the TCW Mini Splats Mask and went through that with vintage photo and That Touch of Mica Fleur De Les Mask with Fired Brick DI.  Next I placed That Touch of Mica Maroccan Mask over the piece of card, spritzed with water removed the mask and run the kitchen towel roll over it to lift the water and colour.  Then I spritzed some water in my hand and flicked this over the card again lifting some of the distress ink.

Once this was completely dry I stamped the Ancient Arches image and the IndigoBlu Enjoy Life Sentiment and  the script pieces from the Ageing Beautifully by Sheena Douglass.  I then took the Crackle Effects and the Distressed Corners from the ageing beautifully and added these over the card.

I then took a damp brush and started flicking it away from the window at the left lifting the colour to make it look as though the sun was shining through.  This has to be worked at for a while keeping the brush damp not too wet and once I felt I had lifted enough I mixed a small amount of Silver Mica Powder with water and using the same flicking movement added this at the window.

It is not as good as Sheena did but I am happy with the finished card and love the new set of stamps which I know will be used a lot by myself.

I would love to know if you feel I achieved the sun light streaming in and any other comments you which to make.  I appreciate your time when leaving comments and I do read each and every one of them and will reply if you have a question.

Thanks for stopping by