Friday, September 9, 2011

Be Yourself.

This is for Stamp Something's Anything Goes and TGF's WOW Metal Head challenges.
Base is Chocolate Chip with layers of My Mind's Eye Magnolia paper (both sides).  I stitched the flower layer to the pink layer on a diagonal after distressing the edges of the paper.  The printed paper is from the Quotes Smash Pad and stamped with a sentiment from SU's Smarty Pants in Azure Blue and Jet Black Staz-On.  I added a bit of Martha Stewart lacy punch border along the sentiment.  The image is Skater Anya from TGF's Later Skater set.  She is colored in copic markers, and cut with multi-layers, mounted with dimensionals.  The first layer is the base image, colored, cut then embossed with the long rectangle nestabilities die.  Next layer is the jeans up to the face and hat, leaving off the sides of the hair, arms, and shoes.  The last layer is the bangs and hat.  I added a bit of bling to the sentiment before wrapping layers of Early Espresso baker's twine with safety pin charms tied along it.  Where the twine crosses, I decided to try using a wax seal.  It is $5 for four sticks and another $5 for the seal.  This seal is done with gold wax and it took some time to get the wick to stay lit, and it doesn't drip like a candle, it is gummy and pools together, but the impression is lovely.  I got it on my first try!  It is a fun effect and I can't wait to use it again.  Thanks for looking!  April

angled to show dimension

1 comment:

gobeagirl said...

Hi April. This is a great card with Anya. She looks so good with the beautiful papers and the way that you have given her so much definition. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, Lisa G