Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Taking something I disliked and turning it into something loved

I will admit that I am a hoarder. Why else would I keep designer paper for years that I hated. I have had this paper for about 9 years. I like the colors but the design just doesn't fit my style. So it has been sitting in a drawer of paper waiting. It must have been hard waiting that long to be used, especially when some of friends got picked. Today for the SCS sketch challenge, SC480 I knew I wanted to faux barn board technique to look like a wooden fence as a back drop for my poppies. I wanted a little bit of color and design showing through and I wasn't too particular about it, so I pulled this paper out and added shoe polish, glue and paint.
 Well, I really liked how the end result turned out. In fact you could say I loved it. I loved it so  much that I really didn't want to cover it up. So for the small panel in the sketch I used a piece of vellum with the word "love" printed on it. That way you can still see the faux barn board behind it. I did paper tole on my poppies. I water colored them and cut them out. I made a poppy card yesterday and put a butterfly on it. Today I took the scraps from that butterfly, (the left wings) and made another butterfly for this card.
 Here is a close up so you can see the dimension of the butterfly and the poppies. You can also see the center of the big poppy. I did burned glue for the center. There is texture that makes it look almost real.

 
This is the card I made yesterday with the same set using the colors for the SCS color challenge.

10 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Stunning!!! Your faux barn board is an exquisite backdrop for your beautiful flowers! This is gorgeous! I hope it's on SCS so that I can put it in my faves!!! EXQUISITE!

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  2. WOW - stunning MariLynn - love the way you have used the paper and transformed it into something beautiful.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. This is gorgeous and what a transformation from the original DP!!!

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  4. Those poppies are so real looking-too pretty for a card. Needs to be framed! Love it!

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  5. Beautiful card! I do not have access to classes anymore or up on the "new" techniques. Could you please tell my what "burned glue is and how to do it? Thanks!

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  6. Have not heard of "glue burning" before...can you explain? And what color shoe polish??

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  7. Holy cow, Marilynn, this is stunning! Love all of your techniques that you put together to make an absolutely life-like, beyond gorgeous card!

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  8. This is truly amazing. Absolutely love this card!

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