Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Paint and foil


Quick post today, as I'm spending the day volunteering at our local sick kids' hospital...always such a highlight of my week!

Today's Cuttlebug Challenge is to use paint; Three Muses and Cas-tastic want to see buttons; over at Sisterhood Challenges, we're celebrating children; at Wednesday Stamper, the challenge is "I love" (this stamp!), and for the Pick Three Challenge, I used green, an image with a hat, and tin foil. I used a favourite Art Journey stamp for this card, created two rolled paper frames from an old book page, sprayed them with glimmer mist and stamped the image on a distress inked background. I Cuttlebug-embossed a foil background, painted over that with acrylic paint, then sanded it lightly. The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts.

Thanks for visiting today! I wish you a day of contentment, doing whatever you love to do.

31 comments:

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous

BonnieRose said...

wonderful use of buttons.... thks for playing along at CAS Tastic! hugs bonnierose

~*~Patty said...

Lovely card Deborah, the open cut piece really invites the viewer in!

Patty said...

I love your card! The way you did the center is really cool! I'll have to try the foil/emboss/paint technique, I like the look! Thanks for sharing!

Belinda said...

sweet card, and what a great quote

indybev said...

Beautiful piece, Deb. Sorry for the confusion. The sneak peek is always for the coming week. It just so happens the challenge is based on a song too. Thanks for joining in!

June Houck said...

I still have not had the courage to use ages from old books or a dictionary, but I really admire the amazing projects I see online. Your card in particular :)

Ozstuff said...

I love your card, especially the "sunburst" centrepiece opening out to reveal the picture below. So beautiful.

The theme this week is "Take a song, any song" and next week's sneak peek is "Buttons and Bows" so your lovely card qualifies for either.

We like to let our lovely bloggers know a week in advance about the next challenge so that they have time to think about it and create something in their own time.

Thanks so much for joining in this week at the Muses.

Shantaie said...

really fantastic!!! I love the frame you created for the opening!!!

dutchstamptramp said...

What a stunning card!

Luisa said...

Beautiful!

Deb Neerman said...

Sooooooooo cute!

Thanks for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday "Button" clean and simple card challenge!

Svenja said...

Great card! I really like the way you created the framework in the centre of the card.

Chris Arlington said...

What a super card. Loved your techniques Thanks for sharing

Taluula said...

Ha ha, totally confused eh? Songs this week, and your piece is totally gorgeous.

Karen B. said...

Ooh, love your background creation, and then I love your stamp too! Really cool card.

Faye said...

Wonderful array of techniques and colors! I love the embossed foil background.

Diane J said...

I really to like the technique of the centre circle, would love to have a go myself...great card.
Diane x

Amy said...

yes, this is all too sweet

Gabi Mewi said...

Adorable card and idea!

Shar said...

Stunning! I love how you showcased the focal image with that gorgeous frame!

Rosie said...

Wow, it's beautiful.

Rosie

Basement gal said...

Wow that's so cleverly done.

Janny said...

Great job, its'lovely!

Saskia said...

Love the background!

Terrie B x said...

Your project is `fabulous` Deborah TFS

Have a great weekend:)x

Suzanne C said...

Love the effect of the paint and foil. The ripped opening is so effective as well! Lovely card!

lena said...

I understand that you love that stamp - beautiful. I love the whole creation - great work with the cuttlebug!

1CardCreator said...

What a great idea! I love the card and will have to scrap lift your idea to paint and sand the embossed foil. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

kotilaiska said...

Cute and lovely card

Denise Clark said...

Just precious! I LOVE what you did with the tinfoil. It is unique and very interesting. I'm going to have to try it myself! I also love the way you framed the image. Looks wonderful!

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