Saturday, August 9, 2014

Faux Silk ATC

Welcome

Today I got some 'down time' and spent it in the studio - I was preparing for the card class this coming week, and I wanted to teach the Faux Silk Technique, and decided to make an ATC for the project.


The stamps I used are part of a  retired Craft's Meow set - Simply Delightful


The flower image was coloured with inks picked up from an acrylic block, including Delicata Gold ink.


 The stems were stamped with two tones of ink using the


The background was splattered using the red and brown inks from the flower.  
The tissue was then secured over a white card, cut slightly smaller than the 'formal' size of an ATC, that was then mounted on the full sized ATC card (2.5" by 3.5") base of black, which frames the image panel.

The left hand edge had some lace added, up-cycled from the edge of an old doily, a bow that has sat on my desk for months, an assortment of sequins and the ATC was finished.

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25 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

super sweet Maxine. Enjoy teaching your class.

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Maxine, this is gorgeous...enjoy your class my friend.xxHi Carol, love this the stamp and sentiment is awesome... cuteness my friend.xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Sternenglanz said...

oh wie süß!!! Sehr schön gemacht!
Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei der SsC.

Liebe Grüße
Sternenglanz

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

How creative...... and beautiful!!!

jimlynn said...

So elegant and beautiful! Love this one Maxine.
Lynn

Becky said...

wow Maxine, this is awesome.

Bridget Larsen said...

I have never tried this but you have done it wonders

Papercrafting Princess said...

The bling just pops! Thanks for joining August Anything Goes challenge at Memas Crafts. Princess – DT Member

Lovely Linda said...

Another great technique Maxine - such a pretty card and the effect is wonderful! I am hoping things are picking up for you and your DH! {{{Hugs}}}

MaryH said...

Maxine, this Delicata really sparkles on the card, and your colors looked like a stained glass window. TFS that link, as I didn't know what Faux Silk was! Will have to try this one! Your choice of images was super to try this with too. Must have been a bit fiddly with the colors, but yours turned out beautifully. Of course I love the lace and buttons too. Perfect trims for this beautiful flower. Well DONE! Hope your DH is feeling lots better by now. TFS & Happy Sunday.

Claudia said...

Schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.

LG, Claudia

mamapez5 said...

What a lovely stamp, and the gold adds a real touch of class. A great ATC. Kate x

Margaret said...

Such a gorgeous image and love your coloring. Great layout. Love the border lace.

Irish Cherokee said...

Super sweet. Teaching a card class is great. You will be good at it. Your card is also super sweet and creative. Thanks for the advice on my upcoming project. - Jim

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 12th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Pixie Flutterby said...

Lovely soft look and pretty tones Thank you for joining in the Sisters of Craft Challenge
Pixie (DT member)

CraftyGirl said...

Love the silk tech and your lovely lace. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
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Jo Ann said...

This is great...I need to explore more on many other techniques but I just can't find the time for them. You did such an awesome job. Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful entree at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...Please join us again in our new Challenge starting today. Want to share this verse with you from Psalm 147:11. "The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." God bless!

JO ANN
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michele said...

Lovely ATC Maxine! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

JD/ Jill said...

I'm sure your class will love this neat technique...It's one I never tried...You've done a great job on this!

Jacque said...

Maxine, this is such a gorgeous card...and that technique is so amazing!!! Beautiful work!! Thanks so much for joining in with us at the Art By Mi Ran Challenge and we hope to see you again real soon...Big hugs...Jacque

Jackie said...

This is fabulous, Fabby work. Thank you for joining us at ArtbyMiran this time. Jackie DT.. x

Lisa :) said...

So pretty and a great technique!! Love how the changes in ink techniques can really make your project pop! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mema’s Crafts! Hope to see you again soon! —Lisa, DT

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wow, beautiful flower on your card, love the colors. Great composition. Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic stamper challenge this month.

michelle said...

gorgeous! thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt x