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Monday, June 20, 2016

Merlot Flowers

Hello and another week started.  I decided to pull out my Ken Oliver powders this morning as I wanted to try masking and layering with the powders.  I ended up with two cards using both pieces from my masking.

I have been wanting to play along in the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge as it mixes the Mixed Media with the idea of a cleaner design.  Dirty but clean?

Here is the mask I created by cutting a rectangle from white cardstock in the middle of a piece of cardstock.
 I laid this over the card front on this card:

I then sprinkled Merlot and Ochre Powder over both the frame and the center of the white cardstock. After I sprinkled my mix I used a brush to spread it around and paint the powders (dry) over the inside of the frame.  I then sprinkled a little more and pushed it around.  I used a tiny spray bottle to squirt water onto the mask and opening. I kept it on through the whole process until I was done squirting the water on.  I then lifted the mask (frame) and dried them with a heat gun.  After that I re-sized the frame to fit on the card front.

I stamped text onto the frame using Archival Ink (Green Leaf).  I then spread more of the Merlot onto my craft mat and spritzed the wildflower stamp(Stampers Anonymous) with water and dragged the stamp through the powder to ink it  up. I stamped the flowers onto the front of a white card base. I repeated with a smaller flower stamp.

I then attached the frame over the stamped images and added a small sentiment(memory box) in the same green ink.

For the second card I used the same mask (I flipped it over to not mess with my powder effect) and laid it off center. I also took the center piece and masked my powders to protect them from my sponging of the distress ink to create a shadow effect for my main panel. I repeated this twice once with fossilized Amber and the second time with Abandoned Coral.

I then stamped my wildflower and sentiment using black ink.  I added a sprig of holly die cut(Memory Box) over the top. 

Have a wonderful Day!

Suzz

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6 comments:

  1. Your finished card turned out beautifully. I love your background piece...very artsy and your silhouette die cut flowers. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  2. Two gorgeous cards from the one masked piece ... great job Suzz! Love the colours and your silhouette stamping combined with die-cut for your second card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. You've gotten fantastic results with these powders, Suzanne! Love these colors and the fantastic clean design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  4. A fabulous pair of cards - love them both! Great use of the powders and the combination of stamp and die cut on the second one. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  5. Love your playtime Sue, fabulous cards xxx

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  6. Gorgeous cards Suzz, love the masking and the black really pops against the more colourful backdrops. Tracy x

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