Monday, 20 June 2011

Not-so-heavy Metal!

The theme for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "some metal".  I've always been a lover of the faux batik technique, and having rediscovered it lately, I used it again on this card.

I stamped the main images and embossed them with clear powder and then applied distress inks to the card, adding further grunginess with water splatters.  Finally I ironed off the embossing powder and added the metal accent.

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

ETA - For Gabby (and any others who are interested) Tim Holtz demos this technique here.

19 comments :

Sid said...

Fantastic effect Dan !

misteejay said...

Dan this card is really beautiful. I love the colours you have used and the resist technique has created such a wonderful design on the card - love it.

Toni :o)

Gabby said...

This card is gorgeous! I adore it! :) There are a zillion links on the web and lots of them use embossing powder, w/o ink. Can you provide a link to a tutorial/video for me? THANKS MUCH! :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

this is a beaut!!! love the technique too and you have done it proud with this piece of artistry.

Dan said...

Gabby, I've added a link to Tim's demo of this technique to the bottom of my post :)

vixen said...

Stunning as Ever Dan :)

Alix said...

oh dan i love your card...and i've coincidentally blogged a faux batik project today too!

Candy C said...

Hello Dan! As per your usual...amazing vivid colors in this wonderful piece! Love your faux batik images. <3 Candy

Handmade Hannah said...

Great effect - I am looking for a technique to get me started on an art journal and this could be it! I have always loved the resist techniques and faux batique (sp?!) Cripes I have French A level and still can't spell this!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous coloring!

Karenliz said...

Beautiful card and amazing background!

Jamie S said...

I had to stop in (I get your email updates)and tell you that I think this is just beautiful. I love resist, and these are some of my favorite colors to use with that technique! Thanks for sharing with us! :-)
JamieS

Kaz said...

Fabulous colours love the resist too awesome x

Kazx

StampDancer said...

Dan this is a superb card! And thanks for the link to Tim's technique. Deb

fatmonica said...

That's a fabulous card!I love the background and the stamp is gorgeous!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous embossing, Dan! I love the color combo too...very nice!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love your apron first of all a very canny likeness indeed ! Your card is fabulous, amazing use of inks the faux batik is stunning.

Marie

sasa said...

I absolutely love this - in fact fell in love with it when I saw it on the DT blog. Just love the colours, the movement of the pattern and the framed flower. Just fabulous Dan!

Gillian .... said...

Such richness in the colours Dan, love your faux batik card. The apron is fab too:)

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