Sunday 29 December 2019

Elegance and Faux Stitching

Hello and welcome.
Today, I have the pleasure of hosting our last Technique Lovers Challenge TLC for this year over at Splitcoast Stampers.
It has been such a busy and hectic time for so many, so I decided to go with a simple and easy challenge:  
Faux Stitching.
I really like the interest it adds.

So onto my card details.
I began with a small leftover piece of an alcohol inked background and stamped the flower head onto that with Versamark ink and embossed it with some black eb powder.  I fussy cut it out and set it aside to cool.  You have to be very careful when embossing on the Yupo or it will melt.
Next, I took a piece of heavy white cardstock and laid the Rectangle mask over the center area of my paper.  I inked up the open area with my DOX inks and an inking tool, blending the colours together that matched the colours of my flower head.  Leaving the mask in place, I added a bit of stenciling, splattered with some water to lift some of the colour, then splattered with some white acrylic paint to help lighten it up a bit and to add interest.
I removed the mask and stamped the whole flower in the position I wanted it in.
Next, using a piercing tool, I pierced holes all around the outside edge of my inked area to act like a frame.  After all the piercing was done, I drew lines with a black tip marker between the holes to create the 'faux' stitches.
I glued the flower head on top of the stem then glued the whole piece onto some brown cardstock then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Here is the stencil I used:

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Love to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
Southern Girls- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Creative Chaos (Visible Image)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; DOX (Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo,
Black Soot) (TH); Alcohol inks
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); Yupo for the flower head
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); Simple Mosaic stencil 
(A Colorful Life Designs); Piercing tool (TH); Pigma Micron Pen; white acrylic paint; 
Black eb powder