Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bombshell Sketch - October!

Bombshells!  Welcome =)  Thanks so much for popping by today to check out my, albeit, abstract translation of this month's sketch here at Bomshell - but I was - inspired.  I was inspired by an on-line card class, taught by Jennifer McGuire, that I took recently.  So decided to try a new technique and see where it led me.

First off - here is the sketch:

As you can see I rotated the sketch a quarter turn left.  But I started with white cardstock.  The center layer that you now see as deep night cardstock is really Distress Inks in color Chipped Sapphire.  I took my ink pad and colored a piece of Neena white cardstock into Chipped Sapphire cardstock.  I let it dry.  (with some assistance of my heat gun.)  I took the seaweed image from Mermaid Treasure and sprayed it with my pearlized water. Pearlized water is Perfect Pearls pigment powder (any color) mixed into water in a tiny Ranger misting spray bottle.  I spray twice and stamp - over and over again until I finished my underwater garden.  You are stamping with Pearlized water.  I then added my sentiment.  Stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder the white jumps off of the page offset by the Chipped Sapphire background.

I will admit that this was difficult to photograph.  As you can see, I split the sketch somewhere in between layers so a part of the sketch is on the front of my card and the rest of the sketch is on the interior of the card.  I used purple designer papers as a bold accent color added to the neutrals of Kraft and Cream within the base. 
Thanks for popping over today!!  I do hope you come and play with us over at the Bombshell Challenge Blog!


Alexandra Lundgren said...

wowzers!~ Love this Meredith. The colors are a great combo and just all of it is fabulous!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Beautiful, Meredith! Isn't it frustrating, though, when the pic doesn't do the card justice? I just made a card for a contest and I cannot for the life of me get it to photograph the way it REALLY looks, with gold spray all over it, etc. Cameras can only capture so much of our artistic creativity, eh? LOL :)

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hey, girlie! This is crazy great! I LOVE the intense jewel tone you created with the Distress Ink. AND then stamping it with the pearlized water....GENIUS! Every detail is scrumptious...the pearls, the stitching, the sentiment laid on it's side...everything! You slay me with your amazing creations! Hugz, Cheryl

Hobby Musician Keyboard said...

Dear Meredith, how creative and so beautifully done! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!! Please take a look on my Blogspot.
Hugs from Marina.