Saturday, March 1, 2008

Two cards: Starshine and Impression Obsession


This card, created for the Arty Girlz challenge ("circles" this week), and the Created by Hand Challenge (splatter/spritz/spray paints inks, etc!) is done with the faux batik technique. I filled Ranger Mini Misters with three colours of Ecoline inks (available in the calligraphy section of Quietfire Design). I added a couple of drops of Winsor and Newton Iridescent Medium, and sprayed on glossy cardstock over a Versamarked/clear embossed Impression Obsession stamp, designed by Leigh Hannan. Then I used a centre fold Cuttlebug-embossed background. The ribbon flower in the centre is actually a bridal shoe embellishment I bought years ago. This one represents my very first "official" piece as a new designer for Impression Obsession. I feel SO lucky to be designing for Mitra, with the fabulous Impression Obsession stamps!!



This is for the Wednesday Stamper and Arty Girlz challenges this week. At Arty Girlz, the challenge is to use circles. At Wednesday Stamper, the challenge is to "let your star shine this week." How perfect! I stitched the stars with metallic thread, stamped and gold embossed the sentiment stamp (from Quietfire Design) Thank goodness for my Stampamajig! The stamp wouldn't actually fit inside the circle properly, so I had to stamp the last two lines separately from the rest of the sentiment. But it worked! That lovely Florentine paper is from Quietfire too. The teal paper is velvet. It was difficult to get a good scan because of all the black, I think. The metallic thread is much brighter than it shows here.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. This card is for my twelve year old grandson,
whose "Grammie name" happens to be "Starshine!"

24 comments:

Jennifer said...

The paper, the hand stitching, the stamping, the layout! Everything is perfectly beautiful. Deborah, you are such a talented lady. This card is lovely!

Jennifer :)

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is great. Nice card. Love the colors.

Andrea, said...

Fabulous, love your stitching

herminesplace said...

Beautiful card.

http://chouquette13.canalblog.com said...

Véry original shape bravo

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow this is so stunning card. Really gorgeous design.

bastelkueken said...

This is so stunning and great

crissi said...

Stunning cards Doborah .ove the stars on the first one and the design of the second one is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Janny said...

It's really beautiful!

Kim said...

Your cards are beautiful Deborah! Congratulations on being a design team member for Impression Obsession!!!

mueppi said...

Your card ist beautiful

Wanda H said...

Wow!!!

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Yogi said...

Love the top one. Very nice Take care Yogi

Night Owl Designs said...

Gorgeous stars! Great stitching :-)

Femmy said...

Great cards!! love those backgrounds!

Mandy said...

Ooh! That is so pretty! Love it!

barnie said...

Both cards are beautiful.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Both of your cards are stunning..beautiful work!

Penny said...

Beautiful , I love the sentiment and the stitching and teal velvet paper? Ooohh, I haven't seen that anywhere otherwise I would have my mitts on it already!!

deb said...

Love both these cards, gorgeous designs both of them.

Rosie said...

Oh I love the background you created on that centre circle - delicious!

stamp and scrape said...

I love the faux batik card - I've not thought of using ecoline - thanks for the tip. The other card is also beautiful.
Ros

Free Spirit said...

Debra,
ou thro shirleyone. I love the card with the circle. Can you please tell me how you do the ribbon flower. I am in awe of yrou hand stitching. If you have a tutorial somewhere i would love the link to it. You work is impressive and I love it. TFS !!!

esplandry@sbcglobal.net

Please please tell me how to do some of yoru hand stitching and especially the ribbon flower. Thanks hon !!