Thursday, 28 August 2014

Layers and Dimension

Hello and welcome back, todays crafting session is a card with not only layers of card, hessian and thick board but also layers of acrylic paint forming the background of the artwork.

Items Used
White smooth card
Kraft card
Piece of scrap cardboard packaging larger than the white card
PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk paints in Toad Hall, Snowflake, Pumpkin Soup, Inky Pool, Beach Hut, Autumn Fire and French Roast.
PaperArtsy Grunge Paste
Tando-Creative Baroque Stencil by Andy Skinner
Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Walnut Stain
Archival Jet Black
Versa-Mark and Clear Embossing Powder
Stamps From Graphic 45 Secret garden and Clarity Word Chain no 5
Distress Stain in Gathered Twigs
Tando-Creative Flowers and Stems Grab Bag
Treasure Gold in Olive Bronze
Decoart Metallic Lustre in Black Shimmer
Small piece of frayed Hessian
2 Brads, 1 Feather and 1 Wooden Bead
Small Tag cut from white card

I started by brayering the smooth white card with all the paints except the french roast. The cardboard packaging was placed underneath the white card so as the when brayer went over it took the impression of the corrugated ridges. The white card was turned from portrait to landscape and back 4 or 5 times. I began with the toad hall green around all 4 edges and then gradually built up the remaining colours.

Next I cut the card to size and added the grunge paste through the corner part of the stencil.

Once the paste was dry I replaced the cleaned stencil and coloured the paste with antique linen ink and then applied some treasure gold.

The flower from the grab bag was painted with autumn fire and toad hall mixed with a little french roast for the stem and leaves. Once dry this was stamped with the text stamp using the black archival ink. This was then given 3 coats of clear embossing powder.

Next onto the small tag for the centre, this was coloured with antique linen all over, then the clock was stamped in black archival ink. Once dry the edges were lightly coloured with some walnut stain and then I dabbed some gathered twigs DS onto the craft mat and flicked this at the tag with a small paint brush. ( great fun!!) The edges were lightly rubbed with the metallic lustre.

I then tore the edges of the kraft card and stamped randomly round the edges with the text stamp using 2nd generation walnut stain ink.

Now onto the finishing touches--- Dream was stamped on the side of the background card in black, this was then stuck onto the kraft card and 2 metal brads were attached in diagonally opposite corners.

This was then attached to the card blank with double sided tape. String was tied to the top of the tag and then a bead threaded through and a knot tied to finish it off. The hessian was frayed to the right size and stuck with pin flair glue, next the feather before attaching the tag and finally the flower was stuck on also with a good blob of pin flair glue to give some height.

I really like the texture of the brayered background.

And the richness of the colours.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges;

Tando Creative 'Lovely Layers'
Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers 'Depth and 3D

Thank you as always for stopping and reading this blog, I hope you have enjoyed it. All comments are much appreciated and if you have any questions I will endeavour to answer them to the best of my ability. 

I hope you all have a good weekend when it arrives and hopefully the weather will cheer up a little bit as its been very dull the last few days here.
Take care and hopefully see you here again soon,  bye for now Jane x


  1. what a stunning card - really like your layers and use of Tando Products. Thank you for sharing with us at Tando creative challenges this month.

  2. What a beautiful creation, love the background which sets off your beautiful embellishment perfectly... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. oooo lovely lot of gorgeous layers Jane :D Thank you for joining us over at Tando x