Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mojo Monday ~ Faux Parchment

Another wonderful sketch from the gals at the Mojo Monday blog.

When I saw this sketch on Monday, I knew I wanted to play along, but I had an amazing weekend at the Dracut craft fair, and not much downtime. Today I got a few hours to myself and I wanted to try this sketch.

This card will be for my father in law for his birthday next month. I omitted the ribbon. Although I know it would significantly finish off the look and feel of the card, you have to understand who I'm making it for. This will be busy for him. but i think he'll appreciate the thought behind it.

I got this paper over a month ago, and I feel challenged by it. It's not my normal style or colors that I would quickly turn to, but for a masculine card it rocks!

The clock itself is stamped with chocolate chip craft, and embossed with gold embossing powder. The chocolate comes through just enough.

Next, it didnt seem "dirty" enough so I went and got my right hand ink pad (soft suede). I spritzed the cardstock with water to get it very saturated (to the point that it was soaking in the water, then i took a waterbrush and washed my soft suede ink on. I don't think you get the full effect from the photo. it's so pretty IRL. I did the same with my sentiment.

When I was done I spritzed the whole thing with some shimmer paint and alcohol mixture.
It's sparkly, but very subtle.
Behind the circle, I cut a scallop circle with my big shot, then added some of the soft suede and Chocolate craft to the edges.

Gorgeous sketch! Do you think it needs ribbon or do you think that's too foo-foo for my very "guy's guy" father in law?


Christie Daugherty said...

Very nice! How are you my friend?

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is a GREAT card. DOn't you just love that set! I know I sure do. Love your choice of paper.