Wednesday 6 June 2012

Snow Day

All day today Christchurch has been covered in snow and there doesn't seem to be any sign of it letting up.  Several parts of the city also had electricity failures and unfortunately we lost electricity twice today for almost 2 hours each time.

Add to that 2 boys who fought with each other all day and don't know what to do with no electricity to power their various devices and it made for a stressful day.  I'm actually looking forward to being able to go back to work when this lets up.

In between power failures, I did get into my craft room and tried the faux patina technique which I've been wanting to try since I first saw it on SCS.

I also used the sketch from Stampin Queens but the link is closed so I can't link it up but do want to give credit.

Here's the card I made with my sample:

For this background I used the same ink colors as in the sample on SCS, but I did try another sample using some distress inks, which was also quite cool.  I love the richness of this technique and will definitely do this again.

I don't like the size gaps between the framelits, so I took the same framelit as the espresso layer and traced around the outside with a pencil, then cut it out by hand.  It's not as defined as using a framelit, but I like the layering better.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Engraved Greetings
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake; Early Espresso; Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake; Marina Mist; Always Artichoke; Early Espresso; Versamark
Accessories:  Gold EP; Labels Framelits; Vintage Wallpaper EF; Early Espresso ribbon.



Patrice said...

Gorgeous Karren. I haven't tried this technique yet myself.

Sorry to hear you've had a bit of a blah day. Chch is my home town so I can picture all the snow. Hope your power cuts don't continue too often.

Kim S said...

Oh no! Two boys and no devices!! As I also have two sons and they also have multiple devices...I know your pain!

What a lovely technique...I hadn't seen it before but based on your lovely card, I am going to have to look it up!

Marilyn (stampwithMJ) said...

Beautiful! Good luck with the kids!

Lynn said...

Love the looks of this technique! Have not tried it yet, but really need to.