Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dream Different Dreams


This is a sketch by Laura over at 2 Sketches 4 You. I learned about 2S4Y from Amy, who pretty much knows everything that's cool to know. The only reason I know anything even remotely cool is because of her!

This is one of those cards that just would not work the way I wanted it to, even though I love the final result! Robyn, the owner of Artistic Outpost, sent me Chinese Proverbs for Christmas, and I tried every single image and couldn't make them work on this card, so all that remains from that set is the sentiment. The set is beautiful, and I'll use all the images I tried here, just not on this card!

The base of this card is SU! Brushed Gold-so beautiful!! Then I added some 7Gypsies paper and stickers. The butterfly is Heidi Swapp, and I finished it up with some very thin gold cord from my stash, Gold Stickles, and Antique Brass Glimmer Mist. I use ABrass GM like it's going out of style! I wait until I'm completely finished with my card then give it three or four quick shots. NOTE!!! If I am working with a painted image, especially people or fairies, I cover them before I spray, or I spray before I mount that image. The reason is that I have gotten unflattering spots on faces, because as much as I love GM, you can't always predict the splatter pattern. What looks fabulous on some things looks like a skin condition on others!!

8 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Dynamite card, Carla! You are so sweet leaving such awesome comments on both my SCS gallery and blog. Thank you!!

~amy~ said...

..lol....you crack me up sista! The only reason I know the stuff I do is because I blurf waaaayyyyy toooooo muchhhhhhh...oh well, it keeps me from spending money...oh yeah, that's right, all the blurfing enables me too....anywho's, your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! That butterfly is super coolio and everything is just perfect-o!

TattingChic said...

Hi Carla, your card is lovely! Thanks for entering my tatting giveaway for OWOH! To answer your questions, yes, it's all made with just thread! I use a tatting shuttle to wrap an amount of thread on in order to tat, but it's just thread. It does take more time than crochet. It's very relaxing because it's the same double stitch over and over again! I love doing it and I'm glad for the opportunity to share! :)

Gwen said...

this is gorgeous!!! thanks for the glimmer mist tip! I have some that was given to me & have never used it! going to have it give it a go :)

Toni said...

The sentiment carries a pretty amazing punch, though ... it must turn up 40 times a week in my journal. I LOVE that set!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of it.

Debby said...

Well it came together nicely. This is beautiful!

Chrissy D said...

WOW! This is a beauty! Love the butterfly!!!

Carolina said...

Okay, seriously?! One word - THUD!!! Gorgeous card!