Hi Stamping Friends!
Like many in the blogosphere, I let my blog go into hibernation. I looked at y list of posts, and there are 5 in the drafts. I had a bit of a rough 2018, so many projects suffered a bit.
But I was stamping a fair amount, just not posting here. In fact, last fall I was asked to join the Dirty Dozen on Splitcoaststampers!! My term began in November and completes in April. Because the Dirty Dozen projects are only available to Fan Club members, I can not post them here until months after my term. By then, I might forget about it! LOL
I also kept busy with Virtual Stamp Night duties; in fact we are prepping for the spring event now.
But last Friday, while looking at the MIXability challenge on SCS (be inspired by tin tile ceilings), I decided to search for an interesting color combo. I have The Color Throwdown bookmarked, and saw a very tough palette staring me in the face! Of all the weeks to decide to look for a challenge not on SCS! I needed a masculine birthday card, so I gave it a go. This took forever! Ha!
My card base is basic gray. I covered a card front-sized piece with aluminum foil, and ran it through my Big Shot with the chevron embossing folder. I coated some portions with versamark, and heat embossed with copper powder. I also added some gold pigment ink and embossed with clear powder. Grabbing a Spectrum Noir alcohol ink purple marker (hey, it is a MIXED media challenge!) I started coloring a portion of the card front, and thought Yuck. That's when I decided to cut 4 tiles out of the card front so the purple would be random. The chevrons were set up in alternating directions. There wasn't enough purple, so I added the center circle. All of the purple was coated with the gold pigment ink (which doesn't show) and heated with clear embossing powder. As you can see, I also have a strip of cajun craze which is partially coated in copper embossing. The sentiment is from SU's "Epic Celebration."
It was hard to photograph, so I took 2 angles. I think this took me 2 hours to finish, compared to 15 minutes for the Free4All challenge to use our birthstone color! I definitely need to get more comfortable with mixed media projects! But at least, it inspired me to wake up my blog! Hope to see you again soon!