Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tuesday Trigger + Make It Monday + retrosketches

It seems like forever since I have participated in Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge. This week Ashley demonstrated how to use reinkers and gesso to make custom paints. You can check out the video tutorial here at Make It Monday #123: Making Your Own Paint.

I used the retrosketch #70 for the card design and the Tuesday Trigger: Scene in Tangerine for my color palette and idea to use fabric on the card.




The first step was to die cut a few burlap flowers and leaves, then I started playing around with the ink & gesso. Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and Simply Charteuse were the PTI inks I used, along with Mustard Seed Distress Ink.




I originally cut natural burlap, but thought the colors were a bit muddy when painted on, so dug through my fabric to find a white burlap. The same Happiness in Bloom stamp & die sets were used to cut a couple of cardstock flowers and leaves. The sentiment is from Bountiful Banners.




A Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder mimics the weave of the burlap and adds more texture to the card. My 14 year old son came in when I had everything done except the sentiment - he thought there was too much white space and it should go on the embossed panel, but I really wanted to tuck the sentiment tag in the flowers. Was he right?

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

17 comments:

  1. This is awesome!! Love the burlap!

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  2. Awesome!! Love the painted burlap!

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  3. Jacquie, this is GORGEOUS! Wow!

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  4. Jacquie, this is such a great way to approach the challenge of using ink dyed gesso! Clever lady! The flowers are so vivid. And I vote tucked in, just as you did it!

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  5. This card is perfect as is--but cute of your son to try to improve. I prefer the sentiment on the tag. Love your use of textures and the colors you chose.

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  6. What a fabulous idea! Love the texture of those burlap flowers. And personally, I love where you put the sentiment. :)

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  7. This card is absolutely extraordinary, Jacquie! I love burlap on a card, but have never seen this done before. White burlap, huh? Very cool! And as for the sediment - sorry, son - I like how your mom tucked it in. I love the white space!

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  8. I just love your burlap flowers, they're so pretty. Great card :)

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  9. Love all your creations Jacquie...you always make things lovely. =)

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  10. Great card! I had the same idea but I used natural rustic burlap. It looks better on the natural white....

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  11. This is stunning Jacquie! Love the bright colors and the burlap flowers! :)

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  12. what a great idea to paint the burlap. and gorgeous result!

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  13. Jacquie, this is fabulous! Love the painted burlap flowers :)

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  14. Love the white embossed background, looks just like stitching. Those burlap flowers are gorgeous. Great take on the TT.

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  15. Love your card! Just wanted to let you know that I posted a link to your blog from mine as one of my Weekly Picks!

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  16. Such a gorgeous card Jacquie. The burlap just makes it.

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  17. Hey Jacquie! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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