Wednesday, January 27, 2010

She's Cracking Up!

This week with my Rachelle Anne Miller stamp I decided to try a new technique - cracked glass - you can find the tutorial HERE. I've been wanting to try this for some time and Marcia's challenge for her Stamp Spot DT to use the same stamp for a month was the perfect opportunity. I figured the cracked glass made the image look more antique so decided to complete the look by colouring her in in sepia tones and sponging the edges before I embossed and cracked her. I kept the theme going by dragging out my poor neglected distressing tool to age the edges of all the layers. I do love the look of distressing and just don't use it enough - must be my neat freak streak!!! It certainly doesn't appear where my crafting space is concerned - LOL

I've used the fabulous Friday Sketchers sketch #86 for inspiration for the layout of my card.

The DP I've used is from Bo Bunny - Flutter Butter - and is available from The Stamp Spot Online Store. And don't forget Marcia's fabulous moving sale over at TSS store too - there are still some wonderful bargains to be had before February 19th, 2010.

I must say this has been a fascinating challenge to be given - and the other DT girls seem to have been having a great time with it too!


Merry said...

This is so effective...I must try....a wonderful card as per normal. :-)

Marlene said...

Very cool. I recently "discovered" a cracked glass technique quite by accident when I bent a card on which I had applied CTMH's Liquid Glass. Your effect looks much better than mine did. ;)

Sammi said...

This is gorgeous Debbie! Colouring the image in Sepia was a great addition!! Awesome job on Marcia's use it differently challenge!!
I know exactly what you mean about loving the distressed look vs neat freak! lol!

Leigh said...

Once again a beautiful card Debbie.

Emily said...

Love the distressed look of this card Debbie! Two great colors that I love together too. It's been a long time since I've done the cracked glass technique, but it looks terrific with the distressing:))

Fran said...

Love the technique, i saw a different tutorial on it months ago and have wanted to have a go, just have not gotten around to it :)
Beautiful card, love the sepia colouring!

sandra said...

This is fantastic technique!
I love all idea of this card!
And you are right-this sepia tone really gives that vintage look to it!
I love your card!

Annette said...

Just wonderful, love all the distressing and gorgeous embellishments, must give this another go my attempt was mess LOL! Lovely image, take careX:)

Colleen said...

very pretty - love the crackling!

Mandy Schiller said...

Love the cracked glass Debbie! It remember doing this, its heaps of fun!! Love your watercolouring as well!


Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Wow, love this stunning card, love the sepia tones and the distressing. A wonderful take on the sketch and thanks for the tutorial. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Tanja said...

This is so beautiful my friend! I have to try this technique too ... Wonderful work!

Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers this week!

Big Hugs Tanja

Lynda said...

Promise to keep this comment in understandable English!! ;) Personally I love the distressed edges on this card...can't vouch for your neat freak streak (but fab alliteration tho!!) The colours are brilliant (lovin' the brown roses and 1/2 pearls). Just lovely Debbie. ooxx

Anita said...

What a gorgeous card and such a wonderful result from that it!
Warmest wishes

Kellie Winnell said...

WOOOOOWZERS Debbie this so effective and so vintage all rolled into the one, I am in awe, sitting here staring, absolutely LOVE IT!
Hugs Kel xx

Cheryl said...

WOW absolutely magnificent,love everything about it!!! I love the cracked glass technique,haven't done it in a while,thanks for reminding me!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Your flower treatments are "amazing"!! Adds depth and texture. I see you have paper curls nested in... aahhh! :) Great crackle effect.... and the distressing if perfect!! Warm Hugs!!

SMILES Debbie! :)

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi debs,
I had this lovely image of Toby (DS) sitting on your lap top waiting for his sister to wake up will have to excuse me as I was feeling a little dopey and lets face it when I hear Toby I think of my adorable (he will hate that ha ha) nephew anxiously hoping I won't give him a hug. LOL
BTW both cards are lovely.

Sue said...

What a great technique, haven't done that one in a long time. So many new things come out with stamping, we leave what we learned a long time ago behind. Your image looks so cool with the cracked glass. Love to see what you come up with each week. This is a winner, I think my favorite so far.


Jeanette said...

Wow! this is really beautiful. Love the cracked glass effect.
Thanks for joining us this week over at Friday Sketchers!
Hugs Jeanette :)

Bec said...

OMG.. this is just amazing..such a stunning idea turned into a masterpiece.. i love it!!! bec xx