Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ciao!

Hi, I hope you're all enjoying the weekend! It's raining here so I'm having fun getting crafty in between all the Lego building. ;) It's probably no surprise to any of you that I absolutely had to buy the Hero Arts Italy Background as soon as it was available! I heat embossed the stamp on to white cardstock with clear embossing powder and then I used Shari Carroll's technique of finger painting with distress inks as shown in her video HERE. I tried to keep the colours within the range of the Hero Arts March Contest colours but, with the shading, I went a little dark on the yellow sections. My sentiment was customized using the Hero Arts Typewriter Letters set.

Sources: SU Natural White cardstock; My Mind's Eye Away We Go; Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Hero Arts Italy Background & Typewriter Letters; VersaMark watermark ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint; The Old Island Stamp Co. clear embossing powder; Spellbinders Nested Pennants; Tim Holtz tiny attacher & staples

25 comments:

joy said...

Love this card! The finger painting is so pretty on these background stamps.

Brenda said...

Love the emboss resist look and the colours here really look beautiful Emily!

Annette said...

wow great take on the color challenge...Love this scene your created..

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Em! I'm going to have to check out this technique. :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh, I LOVE that Italy stamp and the Ciao sentiment!!! FABULOUS card, Emily!!!

boneygirl said...

I absolutely love the colors and embossing. Super job, lovely work!

Lindsey said...

Just amazing how perfectly you painted this! Total WOW card, Em.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful!!! Thanks so much for the video tip too!

Karen B. said...

So beautiful, soft and romantic!

AnitaRex said...

Oh wow coloring it like this really brings this stamp to life! Amazing!

Jessica said...

Emily, I think this is stunning. Fantastic blending and great embossing!
:O)
Jessica

Kary said...

This is a fabulous card, Emily!! So fun with a combo of Italian icons - love the stamp. Gorgeous colours, simply amazing!!

kasia c. said...

Wow! You totally rocked that technique. This card is gorgeous Emily. :)

Lynn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

canadian_liner said...

Emily, You need to post this to the "Inspired By Challenge." Its perfect! see: http://theseinspiredchallenges.blogspot.ca/2012/03/inspired-by-16.html
C

onecraftymama said...

love, love, LOVE this! Now I have to check out the fingerpainting idea...simply so I can walk around with my fingers all fancy coloured!
Love the inking on the sentiment flag :)

missstamper said...

Gorgeous!

Glenda J said...

You are so brilliant! Beautiful card! Another winner for sure.

NoraAnne said...

Love this! Beautiful shading :)

donna mikasa said...

Great "fingerpainting" technique! Love the results!

Jenny said...

oooo I need to see the finger painting video...it looks a great technique because your card is amazing, love how the colours blend but its easy to see what the images are :0)
Jenny x

Isha said...

Your fingers did true magic on this card Emily. Love it.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card! Great finger painting technique and great take on the color challenge too!

Karin said...

Ok, so I'm WAAAAY behind on my visits, but I swear each card you post is better than the last! However, I chose this (for the big obvious reasons) as my fav :) Love the colors and the soft look along with the banner sentiment! Looking forward to sharing with you when we get back...And those cards from your talented friends are amazing too :) :) :)

Lisa Arana said...

wow... this is one amazing card em. you knock everything out of the park. i love the finger painting technique.