Friday, May 9, 2008

I took advantage of the sale on backgrounders that CHF had a couple of weeks ago. {insert contented sigh} This is the Victorian Pattern Backgrounder. It is not designer paper. This was NOT a 10 minute card. {insert contented sigh} I love detail - lots of detail. For me, quickie cards can be uber fab and they have their place fer sher, but I love lots of little details, over the top details, mind blowing details! This darn near blew my mind!!!

I stamped the image on black card stock with white craft ink and heat set it. Then, I used prismacolors to colour in the entire image. Some days I have nothing but time on my hands... I went over many of the lines of the image with white gel pen to make them pop as they get quite dim when they are coloured over. I went over all the remaining dots and little details with a stardust gel pen to bling it up a notch.

I let the image sit overnight because I was just so tickled about how it turned out that I had no idea what to do with it! I rarely plan my projects. Mostly, they just happen to come together. I sit at my desk and ask myself, "what would happen if..."

My oldest DD regularly says to me, "Mom, you worry me!"

"Why?"

"I'm not sure. You just do!"

Hmmm... I guess this is where a mind almost singularly focused on logic and a mind that is so often indulged in flights of whimsy meet.

This is a close up of the panel.

stamps; Victorian Pattern Backgrounder (CHF)
paper; basic black, always artichoke, brocade blue (SU!), parakeet (bazzill)
ink; whisper white, always artichoke (SU!)
accessories; purely pomegranate satin ribbon, pretties kit (SU!), jumbo pewter brads (making memories), white & stardust gelly roll pens (Sakura), prismacolors

3 comments:

Julia Stainton said...

This is absolutely stunning! I just love all the detail you've put into this! I'm so glad you're enjoying your new backgrounder!

Julia Aston said...

You could have just framed the panel all by itself! Another beautiful detailed project - you made a lovely card out of it!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oh wow!!! This is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!

:-)

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