Hi, everyone. It's Monika with the promised spotlight post, the one inspired by Snowdrop. You might have been wondering what I meant with this. Well, Snowdrop is a Mersey Ferry operating between the Wirral, where I live, and the city of Liverpool. Earlier this year, she was given a make-over by Sir Peter Blake turning her into a Dazzle Ship. You can see pictures and read all about it here.
I first saw Snowdrop with her new look when she was featured in my local evening news around the time Shery had given us a little preview of the Mixed Media Grunge set. That's when the idea for this card was born.
I then coloured my squares and rectangles using Promarkers, leaving some of them white before stamping and embossing my chosen stamps with apple red, gold satin, metallic gunmetal and white; some of the chevrons and arrows were simply stamped in black. The pencil marks were easily rubbed out after colouring before stamping. I then trimmed my panel down to size and layered on my black base card.
Tip! The key to this style of card lies in the preparation, mainly deciding on your stamps, drawing your grid pattern, and deciding on your colours.As always, there is a video, which this time starts after the colouring of my squares.
Mixed Media Grunge is the April/May 2015 set in the STAMPlorations stamp club! We've got lots of perks, including free worldwide shipping, a free 4" by 6" stamp set sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) in every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.
Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for May. We'll pick ONE (1) commenter to win a $10 gift certificate or her choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winner on the first week of June!