Thursday, January 27, 2011

You had me at Merlot...

Or in my case, Norton or Shiraz...YUMMO!

Today I'm sharing something that's not EXACTLY what you're used to seeing on my blog.  There's a new stamp artist at Woodware USA and I was lucky enough to play with her brand new images.  If you haven't heard of Jennifer Garant, obviously you're not that hip in the Kitchen gadgetry world.  Head over to Bed Bath and Beyond and many other kitchen stores out there and you're sure to see some of her art gracing the shelves!  It kinda reminds me of the artwork that my sister and her husband had in their store a few years ago...big bulky French chefs, humorous and playful scenes and beautifully rich colors...

So here's a little taste of Jennifer Garant...I made a card using one of her sets (Check them ALL out at WoodwareUSA today).  This set is called Lunch in Paris.  This set has some wonderful images-perfect for cards, scrapbook layouts, ATC's and all kinds of other fun projects. 

To make this card,  I repeatedly stamped the fleur de lis image on a piece of kraft cardstock with Versafine Onyx Ink then embossed with white embossing powder.  Afterwards, I crumpled up the cardstock.  When I did this, some of the embossing ink broke off and created a worn effect so I went with that and decided to distress the page up a bit with a variety of distress inks...

Stamping everything with Versafine ink allowed me to emboss and color with my Copics.  Pretty simple to assemble the card after that.  Added my favorite Paper Loft patterned paper, some Making Memories brads and it all came together! 

Deelish Norton Wine in the background from a company in Virginia called Chrysalis Vineyards.  I'm a monthly member and get some yummy wine every month! 

Here's a little shot of the scribble around the border and the cracking that was created after crumpling the paper up.  I loved this effect. 

I'm off to make a few more cards with this set and just a little hint...I'm using some rubber mask medium and PAINT!!! 


1 comment:

  1. Neat effect! I'm going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing!