Saturday, July 9, 2016

By The Seeds You Plant

Hi Friends!! 

I hope all of you are having a great weekend so far!!  Today it is my turn to highlight a card on the Artistic Outpost blog and I wanted to share this Mixed Media card using Seed Packets Background along with Harvest and Grunge Elements from the 2016 Spring Release at Artistic Outpost.

I love playing along with online challenges and decided to incorporate the Mojo Monday #455 Sketch Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers’ WT591 “Celebrate Chocolate” Challenge into the design :-)

If you have not already visited the Artistic Outpost blog, or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from my Design Team sisters at the Artistic Outpost as well as the Mojo Monday and Splitcoaststampers' challenge galleries!

To create a card:

Ink the Seed Packets Background with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Walnut Stain Distress Ink and stamp onto a piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Double Stitched Circle Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) to cut the circle portion from the upper left hand side of the stamped panel.

Use a Distressing Tool to distress the outside edges of the panel, sponge Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the edges as well as the stamped area to age the paper, mount onto Early Espresso cardstock and distress the edges again.

Ink the Seed Packets Background with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Trim the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock panel, mount onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and adhere to the Early Espresso card base.

Add the distressed Seed Packets Background focal image panel on an angle, add a piece of 3/8” Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon with the Very Vanilla Ribbon Slide and mount onto the card base.

Using images from Grunge Elements, ink the grid and the large splatter with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamp over the panel, ink the coffee stain with Whisper White Craft Ink and stamp a few times onto the panel as well.

Ink the sentiment from Harvest with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, hand trim the banner and distress the edges with a distressing tool.

Mount the sentiment onto Early Espresso cardstock, distress the edges once more, stamp the grid image from Grunge Elements with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink and sponge additional ink along the edges to age the paper.

Mount the sentiment to the
card front with layers of dimensional foam to finish off the card.

After finishing this card and photographing it for the Artistic Outpost blog post, I decided to add additional shadows with the Vintage Watercolor Technique (using a Speedball® Elegant Writer® Black Pen with an AquaPainter™) plus adding watercolor to the vegetables with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon and Gathered Twigs Distress Markers for the “stepped up” version #2.

Stamp Sets:  Seed Packets Background, Harvest, Grunge Elements (Artistic Outpost)

Ink/Mediums: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Whisper White Craft Ink; Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink; Card #2- Ranger® Tim Holtz® Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon Distress Markers; Speedball® Elegant Writer® Black Marker

Paper/Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, ODBD Double Stitched Circle Dies,  AquaPainter™, Distressing Tool, 3/8” retired Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon, retired Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware Ribbon Slide, Burlap Twine pieces

So which one do you prefer- the monochromatic version #1 or the “stepped up” version #2?  I am leaning toward version #2 but I tend to like more details....

Thanks again for stopping by- your visits and comments are such an encouragement to me!  Hugs and have a great week, my friends!


Shirl said...

Another fabulous card, Julie!


Christine said...

Love the addition of color to your card---it's amazing, and the sentiment is a good one!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, wow! I thought the original was fabulous, then I scrolled down and saw how those watercolored vegetables just pop. Amazing card, Julie! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

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