Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Making Art Challenge #21...Distress Resist

Howdy, howdy, hi HI!!  Welcome...please do NOT fall out of your chair.  Two posts in one week?  YIKES!  This might just become a habit!

This week's Making Art Challenge over at Everything Wendy Vecchi was to create a card based on Wendy's book 1, page 15.  Wendy's fabulous example uses a pigment ink resist technique.  But since I'm not overly successful at doing it myself, I'll let you see it from the wise woman here to check it out!

Here's my take:


I struggled with this one a bit, since when I tried it the first couple of times, I ended up with more white pigment ink on my inky blender than was left on the cardstock. *sigh* So....I used the couple that turned out well--smaller bits!--and used them for accents on a larger card.  Pretty simple, but I think hubby will like it when he finds it on his car seat tomorrow morning!

Base is a simple kraft cardstock.  I covered it with some 7 Gypsies paper from their Lille 8 x 8" pad.  Top edge continues into the inside of the card and is anchored with another freehand pink heart.  I inked the base patterned paper with Worn Lipstick & Antique Linen.  The patterning on the paper was so pretty I didn't want to mess with it too much.

The brown distressed items are actually two torn pieces of the same stamped & inked image.  Base stamp is the ledger from Studio 490 Artfully Noted, stamped on kraft paper in white pigment, dried, then distressed in Vintage Photo.  I tore the whole image into a few pieces and roughed up the edges.  Added more Vintage Photo to the torn edges and called it 'mah-velous, dahlink'!  Stamped the "happily ever after" sentiment from Homemade Art on the larger bit.

Hearts are freehanded from a piece of cardstock that was also resist stamped.  For those, I used the number background from the Studio 490 Dimensional Rose Art stamp set.  Inked in Worn Lipstick over the resist, cut out and then edges inked in a bit of Vintage Photo & Fired Brick.  Here's a close-up so you can see the resist background a bit better--but you still have to look closely to see the numbers in the background:

Close-up of Hearts
Inside, I stamped the "Let your heart lead the way" stamp from Gentleman's Art--from Wendy Vecchi, of course!!  Hubby will find this wee bit of lovey-dovey-ness in his car tomorrow morning...hope he likes!

Hope you like it, too!  Somehow, my stuff never quite makes it to the level of the other players in this game, but that's OK.  hee hee hee  Just bought a Stampotique stamp that says "Bad art is better than no art!"  I quite agree...  Now...get out there and join in the fun.  Get a little--or a lot!--of ink on those fingers!  (or glue, or marker, or whatever floats YOUR boat!)


Lori said...

Puh leeze...your art is fantastic, and this is no exception, quit being so hard on yourself. Love what you did with the ticket, which is one of my fave stamps, great job with the tech! Thanks for joining the MAC, Angie!

Marjie Kemper said...

I agree with Lori - you are selling yourself short, Ang! No need for that. This is another great creation. I like how you've mixed the 7Gs paper with the stamping and embossing. And that quote is fantastic on the notepaper!

Frank Zweegers said...

Great job!