Monday, 20 October 2014

Arty or Messy!

I am not sure about this card!  I do a lot of inky stuff but I don't know if this one is arty or just plain messy!  I really enjoyed making it so thought I would post it anyway and it fits in with a couple of challenges too!


The stamps are by Clarity Stamp and I started by stamping them in clear Versamark and embossed with white detail powder.  I water coloured them using Brushos, I opened them for the first time today.  When dry, I painted the images with a Versamark pen and embossed with clear powder.  I did this twice so all the leaves are nice and shiny (you can't really see it in the picture but they really shine also the colours overall are a lot brighter!).  After this, I sprayed the page with water and dropped the dry powder Brushos on - I love the effect.  I softened it with a babywipe in the centre but left it more textured elsewhere.  I mounted the piece on a brown base card.  Arty or Messy - hmmmm!  I really don't know if I like it or not!  My husband does!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Clarity Stamp Challenge - Seasons (I went for Autumn)
Artful Times challenge - Green

Thank you for visiting me - I appreciate it so very much!  I will be visiting you when I can - again, sorry its not as often as I would like at the moment and thank you for sticking with me!  Take care. Christine xxx





16 comments:

Sue said...

I love this Christine! huggles Sue xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love it Christine, the background is fab love all the Autumnal colours with the leaves in the foreground. Hugs Susan x

chrissies said...

The colours and the leaves look wonderful and it is a very beautiful card

Love Chrissie x

Redanne said...

Definitely arty, not messy! Your hubby is right to like it. Love the beautiful leaves. Hugs, Anne xx

Jackie said...

Definitely arty! Yes, it does depart from your usual style, Chris, but I love it! Great autumnal colours, too. Jx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think it is artsy AND messy, how's that for an answer? An artful mess! It works though and I like it.

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

Arty, definitely Arty. Its lovely too. Messy Art is good for the Soul don't you think ?? Good luck with our Clarity Stamp Challenge Chris. Sam xx

vic said...

Oh this is lovely the leaves look beautiful such a gorgeous creation my friend :)
Hugs
Vic x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful autmn creation, love how you combined all elements.
Hugs Anja

Sarah said...

I think it's gorgeous!! The colours are lovely and the shine you mention sounds fantastic!! Thanks so much for visiting me earlier today and for your lovely comments on my blog! xx

Neet said...

Not messy at all and using Brusho's. I am so pleased you are using this 'in vogue' product on here.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times
Hugs, Neet xx

alexandra s.m. said...

It's a beautiful card Chris.
It reminds me of a Japanese print.
Have a great day!

SARN said...

Love Brusho paints and love what you've made here xxx Very Autumnal xxx

May said...

I LOVE this Chris...the background is fabulous...the stamping & colours are perfect......Hugs May x x

Naomi said...

Chris, its lovely. definatly Arty. Thanks for sharing. So glad you entered the Clarity Stamp Challenge and good luck.

jannet said...

It looks very Arty, colourful, and lovely. You must have had a lot of fun making it. I've not heard of brushos before! I will have to look into them.