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Thursday, 18 November 2010

A Twist of White Resist Waltzes With Sparkle

front of card

close-up of image photographed at an angle to show
sparkle of coloured scrollwork & necklace plus heat embossing

close-up showing White Resist detail

inside of card showing stamped edges & chandelier
corner plus texture of message panel

I can't remember whether it was the corner stamp that suggested the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge or the sketch that suggested the stamp, however, I think these were made for each other. This particular Challenge coincided with my getting to the first week of the second set of MCC coursework (I'm still catching up, & - although it means the coursework takes longer - I like the fact that I see ways in which to incorporate the new techniques for Challenge projects). I tweaked the background White Resist technique somewhat: after I'd used Distress Ink to cover my white stamping of the chandelier & had  lightly rubbed off the excess I gently dabbed the whole with a wet wipe - that softened & blended the red a little. It was one of those "on the spur of the moment" actions that worked, often they don't & end up in the bin.

Stamps Elusive Images UA5SP0340 Belle of the Ball.
Inks etc... ColorBox (Frost White), Brilliance (Graphite Black), Barn Door Distress Ink, VersaMark watermark stamp pad & Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder.
Colouring Sakura Stardust Pens.
Cardstock Black, textured white, & Moondust silver from "stash".
Punches Woodware (Circle & Scalloped Circle).
The bradgems & ribbon are all from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge 23 - WMSC23 (see above)
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle with optional extras (I used the optional extra of heat embossing for the stamped corner image; both the black embossing & the Sakura Stardust colouring of the scrollwork sparkle as does the silver Moondust cardstock used for the inside)


Annie said...

Hi Paula! I see you are still having fun playing with your stamps and creating some unusual styles and finishes - well done you!
hugs, annie x

Rica said...

Very elegant and classy Paula, beautiful image, wonderfully glittering and your resist technique is simply brilliant. Glad you pulled of your spur of the moment action, it's so upsetting when they end up binned - I know, I have a bin full of experiments LOL.
hugs Heather xx

Giò said...

So cute Paola!!! The white resist is fabulous with this rich Coral Pink. The stamp is fantastic and I like really much your choice of not color it...... it's brilliant!!!
Hugs, Giò

Donalda said...

Oh I just love this Paula. You are so talented dear. Hope you are doing well hon. Hugs

Lorraine said...

wow wow wow i love this card its so beautiful the stamps are stunning and i love the inside of your card too,the resist technique really works well with these stamps too i just love the whole card goodluck huni xx

Rica said...

Hi Paula, me again!! Thanks for looking after me - you were right - that was the missing challenge.
And I forgot to say thanks so much for playing along with us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

hugs Heather xx

Savitri said...

That's a cool image! It's a beautiful card you did here!!

Christine said...

Wow, what an amazing card. I just love the image of the girl. I also love the simplicity of it and the added sparkle. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW, your embossing is just beautiful. And I really love your color choices too.