Hi There!! Happy Sunday!! I’m happy to be with you today, with my weekly project for Artistic Outpost–And, it just so happens that here in the U.S., today is Mother’s Day–Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms out there! This shout out goes to my international friends who are Moms, too!! 🙂 🙂
This card also represents a first for me, too, because I used a gelli plate for the first time to create the background! Let me show you what I did 🙂
Oh, here it is on its maiden creative voyage! I’ve pulled a few stencils and I’m using Deco Art Fluid Acrylics-Titan Buff and Transparent Yellow & Red Iron Oxides.
I applied several small dots of paint (a little goes a looong way)–I have no idea of what to expect, then I used a rubber brayer to roll the colors out.
I pressed the Code Breaker stencil from Andy Skinner, into the paint a couple of times, then I laid a piece of manila stock down into the gelli plate and gently pressed/rubbed to transfer that paint. OH–I even remembered to lay the stencil down backwards, so the numbers would stencil the correct direction!! From here on out, I just went to town and didn’t stop to take pictures until I was done! I was in the zone!!
I added the first layer of outlining on the gents, and unfortunately, my large man hand fingers messily smudged the face of the gent on the left–But, it kind of looks like a shadow that’s supposed to be there…kind of 😉
On the background panel, you can see some of the additional stenciling I did, along with random stamping of the scrolly flower image from the Serenity set.
Oh, and isn’t this rusty border fun?! I just love it! This is one of the border designs in my Beautiful Borders die set from Our Daily Bread Designs. I die cut several borders in manila stock, and treated them all to a coating of Rusting Powder. The rusting powder needs a spray of vinegar to activate it and a bit of time to air dry, so I placed the border piece for this card outside in the sun, and it dried within 15 minutes.
Sorry for the change in light in this photo–everything turned orange! But here, I’ve added a second outline of white gel pen.
Each gentleman was given a lovely little boutonniere. The flowers were stamped onto manila stock that received the gelli plate treatment. These little blooms are from the Serenity set, I fussy cut a few out, layered with a little gesso painted tulle flower, that I cut with my Tattered Florals die and attached to the lapel of each jacket with a metal brad.
I added black rhinestones and a splattering of Antique Linen DP to finish the background.
I distressed the edges with my paper distresser and inked with Walnut Stain DI then adhered the panel to an orange card base.
See, this works as a Mother’s Day card — My hat’s off to you all, indeed!! 🙂
Thank you so much for coming by today!! Happy Sunday & Happy Mother’s Day!
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Hat’s Off & Serenity (Artistic Outpost)
- Beautiful Borders Die (Our Daily Bread); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
- Acrylic Paints (DecoArt); Archival Inks (Ranger); Distress Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Gel Pen (Sakura); Rusting Powder (Crafty Notions); Gesso; Black Embossing Powder (WOW)
- Code Breaker Stencil (Andy Skinner/Tando Creative); Add a Stencil & Polka Dotty Stencil (Wendy Vecchi)
- Gelli Plate; Brayer; Ink Blending Tools; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Paint Brush; Water Brush; Tulle; Embossing Heat Gun