Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Word is "ART"

This week over at Linda's L3 Studio our challenge is to do faux patina on metal and/or paper. I have done both and paired this with the My Favorite Word challenge at Simon Says Stamp. I thoroughly enjoyed this tech, and will use it again. I made my flower first by die cutting it with an old Sizzix die, embossed it and then started layering on color in the red family. Next I did the card stock, using yellows and brown....after thought is that I shouldn't have stamped as much as I did so you all could see the beauty of the color.....but I do love it finished as it is! These tech's are wonderful, and in Tim's Volume II of Compendium of Curiosities.




12 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow Gerrie what a stunner of a flower, love the texture from the embossing and your background is yummy. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challemge. Tracy x

Evelyn S. said...

It's a real beauty, Gerrie! I still haven't come up with an idea yet...and knowing the way I do things, I probably won't. Love that red flower!

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous Gerrie! Inspiring too! Best wishes, Yvonne

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful flower- wow! Love the stamping on the BG- I do not have the book- but the Bg looks perfect to me.

Candy C said...

Your tag is beautiful! I love the background color. The red patina flower set against it is fabulous! I also love the black bow. That really makes the stamping on the tag pop! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

1CardCreator said...

No way you shouldn't have stamped it, it is truly gorgeous exactly like this! You chose a perfect center for it too!

Lori said...

That flower is stunning! Love this!

Basement Stamper said...

very pretty, love the brad or gem you used on the center of the flower.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! I love all the added text and lovely metal embossed blossom!

Sara Jansen said...

Gorgeous flower...all that texture is yummy. Love the color contrast and the great background you've created here.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gerrie, my darling: This. Is. STUNNING! I want to wear that flower. It's amazing!

Traci S. said...

Wow, Gerrie, you are so talented and knowledgable! I have always wondered how people have made things look "patina." And, I thought it could only be in blues and greens...you made such a fabulous patina enhanced RED flower. And, I don't think you over stamped. That flower will pop anywhere. It is truly amazing, my friend.

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