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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

SC192 Distressed Notes

SC192 Distressed Music_SaK

My sketch challenge card uses some vintage music pages for the background and an image from Rubbernecker Stamp Co.  The background pieces were adhered to the burgandy cardstock using an artists matte opaque gel extender.  When dry, masking tape was used to "peel" off some the the print for the distressed look.  After that, a wash using Distress Old Paper ink was brushed on and left to dry again.  Then, I applied another coat of the gel extender over the top.  The burgandy acrylic paint was randomly brushed on and left to dry.  A baby wipe was used to remove most of the acrylic paint.  I was able to do this because of the opaque gel extender layer.  The image was stamped on ivory parchment paper and die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Classic rectangles sm.  The Burgandy layer was die cut and embossed with Spellbinders classic rectangles lg.  The main image was lightly watercolored with distress inks and sponged using Vintage Photo.  A music charm was added and wired ribbon.

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  1. I enjoy seeing how you get to the finished project. TFS your techniques.

  2. Stunning, Shelly! Love the vintage music pages in the background...perfect!

  3. ohhh..LOVE that created are so artistic!

  4. Woooooh!
    This is really cool!! I love that bg! What you have done with the main image is amazing, too!


  5. Love, love love, this music card. Joan

  6. Gorgeous card, Shelly!
    I love your style!
    Hugs and smiles

  7. Goodness! This is absolutly gorgeous, Shelly!

  8. How pretty! I love the subtle colors, and how you placed the ribbon!


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