Saturday, January 14, 2017

Be Square - In the Moment

Hi!!!  Our daughter and I have decided that we are going to try to enter some challenges this year.  This week we've chosen to enter the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Be Square.  

I began my card with a 5" square piece of Mixed Media Heavy Stock.  I put Grit-Paste through The Crafters Workshop Mini Retro Squares stencil covering most of my paper but leaving some areas without paste.  After allowing it to completely dry I sprinkled on PaperArtsy's Infusions (Golden Sands and The Sage) and then sprayed with water.  I did some tipping and used my finger in some spots near the bottom to help move things, sprinkled in a little Emerald Isle to get some brighter green and started drying it again tipping to let some areas run and I also did just a bit of blotting in a couple of really dark spots.  

Next I added some stamping with Wendy Vecchi's Fern Green ink and a stamp from the PaperArtsy Lin Brown (ELB29) set.  

For the focal point I tore a scrap piece of Mixed Media Cardstock into a square about 2 1/8", used Infusions (Golden Sands and Lemoncello) along with plenty of water on the square, blotted up much of the liquid and dried it.  I then stamped the leaf image with Embossing Ink and embossed with Sticky Powder.  Next I added green foil to the image.  Yes, I'm currently in love with using foil!!!!

I cut a piece of green corrugate to go behind the leaf panel adding some metallic highlights with Treasure Gold (Florentine).  I also put some treasure gold on some of the paste squares and around the edges of the background panel.  This are layered as shown onto a piece of cream cardstock, edges distressed, and then a folded green card.  A Tim Holtz Idea-ology word band is tied on with some Paper String.  Oh, I also used  a white Stabilo-All pencil and paper stump to give a highlight to some of the paste squares.  

I really like how this came out!!!!  I hope you do to!!

Hugs, Wanda


Krista Hentges said...

Love the way the background turned out!!! Very dimentional and earthy!

Macarena said...

WoW! This is really perfect! I so love the background, you have rocked the Infusions here. Love the stencil and its pattern and all th yellow/green/brown earth colors. What an amazing project! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Turid said...

Simply impressive! W o W! So beauriful and accomplished.😍

Tracey T said...

Wow, Wanda this is gorgeous, so much texture and lushness. I love the infusions, took me a while to get used to the brown in them but adore them now. I must sort a blog out as I too would love to enter challenges 😃

craftimamma said...

Love it Wanda! These Infusion colours are some of my favourite and Lin'so stamps are fabulous. Beautiful card!

Lesley Xx