Strange things are happening

CTS 183 Heather Telford

Strange indeed to see me enter a challenge, follow a sketch, use a chevron pattern and texture paste! I would not be surprised if you thought someone else had taken over my blog. There are two signs, however that this is my card, those watercoloured poppies might look familiar and the placement of that little sentiment is pretty standard for me also.

How did this happen? Well, I have been meaning to try adding texture to cards for a while so I picked up some molding paste and applied it through a couple of stencils. In this experiment I mixed liquid metal into the paste before spreading it through the ‘Zigs and Zags’ stencil from Penny Black. It didn’t end up with a metallic look but  it took on the green of the ‘verdi gris’ liquid metal. It has been a while since I did a challenge other than One Layer Simplicity (new one is up today) so I checked a couple of my favourites and found the sketch on “Case this Sketch“.

CTS183 left Heather Telford

The die-cut poppies were sitting on my desk along with some other left over watercolour painted panels. (I will share projects featuring the other panels later this week.) This card really is an exercise in contrasts, the soft blends of the paint against the sharp corners of the zigzag, the pops of red over the stripes of green and the tiny black letters in the midst of a large expanse of white space.

As Joan Bardee would say:

MOOD WHEN DONE: Surprised but satisfied!

 CTS 183 Heather Telford

Stamps: Snippets (PB)
Dies: Field of Dreams (PB)
Stencil: Zigs & Zags (PB)
Inks:  Versafine onyx black (Tsukineko)
Mediums: Molding paste (Golden) Verdi gris liquid metal (Ken Oliver) Watercolour paint (Kuretake Gansai Tambi)
Cardstock: Hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, Neenah solar white cardstock

9 Comments on “Strange things are happening”

  1. Joan b says:

    Exciting to try new things!! I have that die and youve inspired me to use it. Beautiful card. Your ending made me smile!!

  2. Jan Castle says:

    Very different – but pleasing to the eye and I like what you did Heather!
    Paper Hugs,

  3. Janine B says:

    So different for you but lovely

  4. Pat says:

    This is a great departure for you Heather and has worked beautifully and I love the green chevrons with the orangy red poppies. x

  5. Beautiful and bright card, it would definitely stand out on any mantle piece.
    Love Alli Xx

  6. creatingincolors says:

    You can do anything Heather!

  7. Leigh Penner says:

    Oh, I love those gorgeous flowers layered over the chevron like that! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  8. Clelie says:

    Very pretty!..I have been doing alittle “creative stretching” myself, lately. It’s like a little breeze of fresh “fun”, huh! 🙂

  9. donna mikasa says:

    Love the title of your blog post, and your card is wonderful, Heather! The texture, the poppies–so pretty!

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