Thursday, October 23, 2014

Make it Take it Challenge: October

So, I'm a little late joining this party, but I'm going to get this squeezed in by the deadline. This is a challenge from Craft Stamper Magazine. I'm not very familiar with it, but discovered it because it was mentioned on a blog I was reading. Every month they issue a new challenge - this month, participants are to use the technique of multi-color stamping. This involves using mulitple colors of ink, paint, etc. on an image.

Here's my card:

I pulled out a leaf stamp by Rubber Nature ArtStamps and started adding various colors of orange and brown Distress inks. After giving it a light misting of water, I stamped that on a cardstock panel. Then I stamped it again on another, lightweight piece of paper and cut it out to make a mask. I put the mask over my leaf, and inked up an old favorite script stamp from Stampin' Up! in various shades of green Distress inks. I stamped the script on top of the masked leaf, and then removed the mask. This left the leaf image untouched, with the script all around it.

So far, so good. I trimmed the panel down a little, and mounted it to some dark brown paper which was product packaging I'd saved. I pulled out some multi-hued thread and wrapped it around the top of the panel several times, securing it to the back with tape.

Next I pulled out Altenew's Label Love set and chose "thank you". I tried several brown inks before settling on a very old Ancient Page ink in Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up!). I poured clear embossing powder over that and heat set it. I trimmed it close to the stamped image, leaving some of the white around it as a frame. I tried that on the card front, but I felt that it needed something dark behind it to provide sufficient contrast to the panel behind it. Brown didn't seem to be the right choice, but I thought a rust color would work. I inked up some paper using Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge, creating my own colored paper. I adhered the sentiment to this and trimmed it, leaving a thin edge of color showing. This was added, and that was that - all done!

Happy crafting!


ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous stamping and lovely autumnal colours, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

Linda said...

This is beautiful, love the background and the leaf is stunning. Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge. Linda xx

Nikki Killinger said...

Beautiful card, really nicely put together. Thank you for joining us at Craft Stamper this month, good luck. Nikki xx

shirley-bee said...

Beautifully multi-stamped leaf image, fabulous card. Thanks so much for playing at Craft Stamper TIMI challenge.

Renee said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the fragile leaf contrasted with the twine. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

Tracy said...

Immi your card is beautiful!Thank you so much for joining us for Craft Stampers Take it Make it Challenge and good luck! xoxoxox