Friday, March 7, 2014

Rooster Behind the Chicken Wire





Today's mix-ability challenge #58 on Splitcoaststampers is Washy Washy. You are to do a color wash on your card. I misted my watercolor paper with water. Next, I used ink sprays and let it run down the paper. I let it dry a bit and placed my mini chicken wire stencil on top and sprayed again. That is why I have such a darker color at the right top. When all this dried, I stamped my images from Inspired by Stamping (see below)  directly onto the paper.

That was easy and I like the way it turned out.  I added a button and twine and it's finished.

I'm entering my card to The Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery

Recipe:
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/ Small Fancy Labels and French Country, Canson watercolor paper
Paper-Stampin'Up! Pool Party cs, PTI white cs
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Dylusions Ink/Postbox Red and Dragonfly, Heidi Swapp color shine/coral and seafoam,
button, twine, The Crafters Workshop mini chicken wire stencil

33 comments:

jimlynn said...

That technique always gives cards a totally different look - and so pretty. Love the way you did the chicken wire stencil and that rooster is wonderful. Great idea about the button and twine too. Love it! Great job!
Lynn

Bonnie said...

What a cool card, Brenda! Love that chicken wire and the warm colors!

Carla S. said...

Wow! This is fantastic, Brenda! Love the colors and mixed media techniques you used! Have a great weekend!

Donna Ellis said...

your "washy washy" card is GREAT, Benzi! Marvelous background and wonderful images - the rooster looks like it has been needle-pointed! My favorite part is the colorful textures. xo

Charlene said...

This is a mini work of art!! I love it!!!

Mynn xx said...

Oh, I LOVE this!!! The colors are fabulous and I adore the fun image you chose! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! :) HUGS and happy weekend! Mynn xx

Inkyfingers said...

Oh I love that rich but soft background Brenda and that rooster is just right!

Irish Cherokee said...

VERY creative Brenda.Always liked the slow blending of colors. i like it.

Sue said...

Love this Brenda :) background is so rich in colour! gorgeous...have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

Carol L said...

I guess I missed the boat on the mixed media train. I never tried creating a background like this, but it looks amazing! It's such a perfect backdrop for that polka dot image! Beautifully crafted!
We're supposed to hit temps in the mid to high 50's tomorrow - Woot Woot!

Cathy said...

I love your card Benzi! The gradient color is awesome! I love the diamond boarder too! The button and twine are a nice addition!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow love your card you did a great job as always tfs!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh I just love this! What a fabulous technique! Love the colors you chose and how they fade so nicely - I will surely have to try this! TFS! ♥

nwilliams6 said...

Super cool technique, I am going to try it! Love the farm look of everything too. Fun card Benz. Hugz!

Becky said...

wow, how cool. Great colors and love the polka dot rooster :)

Sassy Raggedy said...

Love this Benzi...You are so creative! Hugs, joann

Marisa said...

Great chicken wire BG and wonderful mix of colours. Well done!

Loll Thompson said...

Such great techniques on this card Benzi!! Love the color combination! Loll xx

Maria said...

Oh, what a fun card, Brenda! Love that amazing background with gorgeous color and country theme! Looks like you had lots of fun making this wonderful creation!

NanaConnie said...

Love how you did the chicken wire, Benzi! WOW! Wonderful color combo and great rooster image.

Davi said...

Love love how this one turned out BRenda!! The colors, the rooster and diamonds all look awesome together!!

Cathy said...

I am looking forward to your CAS post tomorrow!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Don't you just love sprays and masks. Fun to work with. Your card is just fabulous. I love the background-it's just beautiful. Yes, I have missed everyone too! I have worked hard on my son's house he just bought and then I just lost my really wonderful friend and neighbor of 22 years plus things going on with my Mom. I have been so sad and not very social. It makes me feel better to know I have been missed. Thank you so much.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

MaryH said...

Wowsa! I like the way this turned out too! This is great with your sprays, stencils and then just the right images to go over these delicious colors. I think you have this technique down perfectly. I will have to check on the Dylusions Dragonfly, as that's a new color to me. This is wonderful, Benzi, and like the tiny red heart by the sentiment. Well DONE! TFS & Hugs

Lynne in NI said...

So are your fingers inky after making this fab creation?!! Lovin your chicken wire effect :)

Ajascha said...

Die Karte ist einfach wunderschön, Brenda. Ich mag sie sehr gern.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

JD/ Jill said...

Great job with this technique! Your card is so vibrant and cheery! I can't believe that it's challenge #58, and I haven't tried any of them...I think you're inspiring me to give at least ONE of them a try.

~Tammy~ said...

This is outstanding! Love how this turned out!

Shirley said...

Love your background and the wonderful stencil work too! Beautiful card!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a neat technique! Looks great with the rooster. :)

Ellen Taylor said...

Wow Benz! You have mastered the mixed media craze~Fantastic card!
Hugs
Ellen

Pam~ said...

Gorgeous effects on this beauty! Trying to catch up on all your pretties! Off to see your next creation...yay!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, cool effect! Love those great washed colors and that rooster is so cute.