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!!