I do hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had the most interesting lunch on Saturday. I thought I would cook up a nice vegetable stir fry with a bit of chicken, so I cut everything up and threw it together in a pan. I added a packet of chicken broth for a nice light flavour. Turned out is wasn't chicken broth at all, but in fact I had added a packet of Crystal Lite Pink Lemonade mix instead!! SO GROSS!! Bologna sandwich, here I come! HAHA!
Well, it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More! This time around our lovely hostess Sue has chosen the theme STITCHING, so she would like to see real or faux stitching on your project.
I have been playing a lot with this new Ecoline product, so for this card I decided to switch up the substrate and used a clear gesso for the base. It did not work very well, the Ecoline didn't blend very well with the Gathered Twigs distress stain, so I ended up with kind of a mish-mash of colours. I figured, what the heck and rolled with it!! The stencil is from Wendy Vecchi.
I added some Ranger Rock Candy Crackle paint here and there for some added texture. I rubbed a little DecoArt paint in the cracks to accent them. The corner piece was a dark pewter, so I added some white paint and a little Krylon silver leafing to brighten it up, ditto for the button.
The flowers are my usual Joy Crafts die cuts with a touch of Salty Ocean and Gathered Twigs distress inks. The leaves are from Prima.
The tag is from Tim Holtz. I stamped it with my favourite LaBlanche flower stamp and coloured it with the Ecoline inks. I think I need to find a new favourite flower stamp, this one is getting beaten to death! HA!