Friday, 8 February 2013

Craft Stamper Challenge

The Craft Stamper blog is now hosting challenges inspired by projects in the magazine and I'm delighted to say that the very first challenge is based on my "faux airbrush" technique from the March issue. The article is part of the Distress to Impress series that's currently highlighting different uses for these versatile inks.

Using Distress to mimic the look of airbrushing is perfect for clean and simple cards. Sadly I needed a sympathy card and decided to use the technique to make something with a soft and restful look as I thought that would be appropriate.

It may be a bit subtle for the camera but I hope you can see how soft and delicate the finish is on this. I used Tumbled Glass at the top of my masked strip and Bundled Sage towards the bottom. A simple stamped image and sentiment with a scored line for "grounding" finish it off. As you can see, it's possible to cover a big area and it gives a different look than regular sponging.

We'd love to have you play along with the challenge and there are a couple of very good reasons to have a go: the winner will not only receive this beautiful Clematis Flourish stamp from Indigo Blu but the card selected as the best entry will be published in a future issue of the magazine.

Check out the Craft Stamper blog for details of how to enter the challenge - we look forward to seeing your take on the technique!

Materials used for my card:
Plant image from Nature I by Indigo Blu
Sentiment from a retired CHF set
Smooth white card
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage)
Versafine ink (Onyx Black)
Scor-It
Corner Chomper

14 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely card,which and has just the right look. Loved your article.

Kath said...

What a lovely card, Joanne.
I love the pendant in the 'Best of 2012' as well. That is just gorgeous.

Artyjen said...

Lovely elegant card ;)
xoxo Sioux

Karen said...

I am so pleased that you have blogged this Joanne. Now I can tell you that I think this card is totally beautiful. Very fit for purpose with its gentle colouring. xxx

Kaz said...

This is beautiful Joanne and such a perfect card for a sad occasion x

Shar said...

Stunning card!

ElizabethR said...

Such a beautifl card, very elegant. Elizabeth x

Siobhan Brignull said...

this card is just stunning

Dotty Jo said...

This looks amazing Joanne - so elegant! I might give this technique a go as it's not a million miles from the style of distressing that I'm using at the moment. Have a lovely weekend, Jo x

gardenpinks said...

Beautiful card, I also loved the one you did in the Craft Stamper and I have been having a practice :) It is a lovely subtle effect. Thanks for sharing Joanne
Lynn x

Hazel said...

Congrats on your beautiful card being used for the first CS challenge, Joanne. I saw the article in the March CS and so admire your crafting x

Net said...

That's really delicate Joanne, a beautiful card for such a sad occasion.

Deborah said...

Congrats on supplying inspiration for the first challenge, Joanne. Beautiful card! Will try to play along.

die amelie said...

Very very elegant!! I admire the soft and clean look of your card, Joanne!

The scored line adds so perfectly to the tender but clear image! WOW! (Will have to practice a lot to do something like this *lol).

Greetings from Vienna,

die amelie x