Saturday, 30 July 2011

Wishing Well at the craft Barn......Oh Yeah:0)

The Wishing Well at the Craft Barn Question is from
Rose who said...                   I would love to see demo's and samples using Stampbord

In case you haven't encountered Stampbord before it's VERY hard MDF with a superior ceramic coating which is perfect for taking inks, you can heat set and emboss and I'm told you can make holes in it with a cropadile but as I don't have one, I'll have to take their word for that LOL.

I used Distress inks on the Stampbord and then Memento Tuxedo black for the Andy Skinner broken heart. When it was dry I scratched highlights in the Stampbord and used a black Copic around the edge of the pieces. I added the text sometimes because hearts do get broken 'Sometimes'.
The background, I drew the design on the card to resemble cracks in a broken window and stamped the Gothic text over this, I layered the fabric over because I liked the way the design showed through from behind. Then placed the Stampbord as if the heart was breaking and falling away.

More examples of stampbord over at the Craft Barn Blog

I used Stampbord 3x 2"by1"pieces
Andy Skinner Gothic stamps,   
Distress inks
Barn door, Dusty concord and Broken china.
Black Copic pen to do the edges of the Stampbord.

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Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Wow - a lot of thought has gone into that card. It's very arty. I like it.

Thanks for the info on Stampbord . . . I have some ovals, but have never used them as I didn't know what to do with 'em!

Thanks for the info.

Hugs, Sandra x

craftattack said...

Great work, the colours give it a very striking and dramatic effect. And you can make holes in it with the cropadile! And in tin, leather, I think almost anything, it is a great tool! Hugs, Valerie

Linda R. said...

That stampbord looks so cool.. I have never seen it before.. I love the way the colors look on the background and the embossing really pops..
I love it. I really do.....

Hugs, Linda

Debgem said...

Gay - this is really fabulous - very original! Love the broken glass effect and the image is brilliant.

Paul Browning said...

Wow a fantastic, creative, arty card! Love the quirkiness esp. the tilting away of the last tile in the triptych. The colours work so beautifully together with that gothic feel. I'm in awe :) Px

Dolly Daydreams said...

Another thoroughly fabulous card Gay, so much work and thought go into your creations. This is a beautiful and dynamic piece.


Anne said...

Lovely colours for your stampboard, great card!

Faith A said...

This is amazing Gay and beautiful too

Kim Piggott said...

Gay this is so divine!
Those colours are a dream and your design fabulous!
kim x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a cool piece, love the colors you've used.

Shirley said...

Okay, MAC, I have never understood this kind of art. I find it very pretty and like the behind the paper touch. I really like your ceramic image too!

Anonymous said...

I love dropping in on your blog to see what you have created. You have such fabulous artistic ideas and this card is stunning.