Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saturday Challenge # 4 -- A day late!

Sorry I haven't posted for a few days. As I mentioned before, life has been a little busy the last few days. We had 10 youth complete the 30 Hour Famine, and it was a lot of fun as well as an eye-opener!
This week's challenge is to try a new technique. I love trying something new! Every Monday, the SCS challenge is a technique. I also get the Technique Junkies Newsletter. Pat Huntoon puts together a great newsletter featuring so many interesting techniques. Some of them are out of my league, but I love seeing what others do. Check out the website here for more info.
This is my card for a swap I signed up for using a set from the upcoming Occasions Mini. The set is called For Father, and it's perfect for men's cards! There are 3 line images and the saying you see on my card.
The technique I used for the background is called the Magic Pattern technique. It was created by Melissa McCart in the latest issue of the TJ newsletter. Her technique is used over the entire focal piece, but I masked off the image because it was so patterned already.
For this technique, I first stamped the image in Black StazOn. Then I masked the image. I inked Sanded with Versamark, stamped it on the cardstock, removed the mask, and embossed using clear EP. Then I watercolored the entire image. Below is a close-up of the focal piece so you can see the background better. I'm really pleased with how it came out!

Supplies (all SU): Stamps: For Father, Sanded; Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard; Ink: Black StazOn, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Versamark; Accessories: Crystal Clear EP, watercolor wonder crayons, sponge, aquapainter, gold brads, metallic eyelets, Cropadile, ticket corner punch, Old Olive polytwill ribbon; Techniques: Magic Pattern, watercoloring, direct to paper, sponging

12 comments:

Trina said...

Very cute, that puppy looks like he just did some wrong! I will have to get this.

Michelle said...

I get Pat's newsletter too. Isn't it great? Your card is great. Looks good to me!

Stephanie (sluman) said...

Too cute! Don't ya just love this set?

Emily said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing the directions too!

Robin said...

what a sweet little puppy! awesome job :)

Marilyn said...

Great coloring!! Thanks for sharing the technique too!

JenMarie said...

Aw, so sweet!!

Gina said...

Very cute! I am gonna have to get this set!

kraftykathy1 said...

I love this set. cool technique have never heard of that one, will have to try it.

Denise ~ said...

Great card! Love the coloring and the layout. Great idea to make it look like a hanging picture. :)

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Very neat technique. I haven't hear of that before. Great masculine card.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Such a sweet card. I love that adorable puppy! I have the tutorial for my magic patterns technique on my blog, if you want to link to it :0) Mel

http://melstampz.blogspot.com/ or

http://melstampz.blogspot.com/2007/12/magic-pattern-bella-tutorial.html