Thursday, January 14, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Deepti Goes Abstract with Country Rustic

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Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. The moment I saw the Country Rustic set, I was flooded with ideas and the chair in the set reminded me of an abstract painting I saw somewhere. That painting is my inspiration in making of this card.

So, here's a look at the finished card.

I started out cutting a white stock panel of 4"x 51/2" and inked it up in solid red using the distress inks.

 Next I stamped the chair on this panel in Archival black ink.

Now to give an abstract look like those random brush strokes on paintings, I simply used my Black ink pad and added the swipes/strokes along the edge.

Finally I stamped the text to add more interest.

At this point I realized, I wanted to add some dimension so I stamped the chair again on a separate card stock, inked and fuzzy cut it and adhered it with some foam dots over the chair that was already stamped :)

Here's the finished look of the card once again :)

That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy paper crafting!

Products Deepti used in today's project:

    SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements  preview-SRDFondExpressions2

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  1. This is amazing Deepti!! So gorgeous, I love the fake brushstrokes, such a clever technique, and the red against black is just stunning.

  2. Oh my.... one of my favorites EVER Deepti! Just fabulous. Of course - it looks like the rockers here on our porches at the ranch. Folks love to sit and watch the sunset. This is a very special card and design! j.

  3. An amazing card - what a great technique to create a bold card.

  4. Wow really striking card. Love the use of just the two colours. Such an eye catching card and so very creative x

  5. Deepti, your card is FANTASTIC! Love the red and black colors you choose.

  6. Did you sponge that background? It looks so serene and consistent Deepti! And this card is pure GENIUS! :)
    Suchi xx

  7. Wonderful card Deepti - love that chair and how you have added the black to the edges of the card - it almost looks like shadows or storm clouds.

  8. Wow....the colors are so effective. Great work!!!!

  9. That is stunning. Love those strong colours. Hugz


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