11 January 2011

Katzelkraft DT - Studio L3 - Simon Says Stamp and Show



Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend and a good start to the week. It's my day on the Katzelkraft blog today and I've made a card in a collage style of stamping with the beautiful KTZ85 Chandalier plate.

I started off with white card and used TH's distress misting masks technique over a leaf vine mask which means I can enter my card into lovely Linda's challenge at Studio L3 and also as luck would have it this week the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is masking so I'm entering that too :D Both of these challenges are always a pleasure to join in with, gorgeous inspiration from Linda at Studio L3 and all the entrants there and from all the DT members at SSSS and I've found a lot of interesting blogs and inspirational art by entering them, I'm really enjoying them both.

I've stamped the scrollwork from the stamp set at the top and then the chandalier to dangle from it also stamping the text stamp over the entire piece. To get some light and dark text I stamped off the ink first on some scrap paper except for the last time in the bottom left corner.

Bottom and right edges were painted with black soot crackle paint, edges were sponged with black soot distress ink and to decorate I added lots of silver pearl pen dots, two decorative metal corners and these and the crackle paint were highlighted with white rub-n-buff.

Thanks as always for your lovely comments which I appreciate very much.

31 comments:

Juls said...

wow this is just breathtaking!!! Love the gorgeous colours and images..the corners are gorgeous and i love all the pearl detail! such a fabulous make!! Hugs Juls

Paula said...

gorgeous creation!

Hanne said...

I love these two colors together! Beautiful card!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning Chris.
luv
Debby

Fiona said...

This is gorgeous Chris, I love these bird/cage stamps. Great detail and lovely colours.
Hope you are well and happy new year.

chris said...

Hi Chris its so so special. I love it, so much texture and gorgeousness, you are just so clever with inks. love it. hugs chris xx

Minxy said...

A masking masterpiece, i love everything about this, its beautiful x

Beth said...

I just discovered your blog and you can bet I became a friend quick like a bunny - didn't want to loose your blog, no indeed! Now to the real stuff - your work is Gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing and I look forward to visiting often...
Happy New Year and Hugs,
Beth

whyducks said...

Great Chris

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, thats beautiful it must have taken you ages to put all those dots on there though. Love your corners to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Dan said...

Wonderful! I love the watery blues and greens in the background! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Tinkertaylor said...

Stunning stunning stunning

donna said...

Beautiful beautiful card!

Kerry said...

Love the colours Chris, just gorgeous.

Love Kerry xxx

Lou said...

Hi! Chris this is so lovely,it really is a work of art-gorgeous.
Hope you are ok?
hugs Lou.xx

Sherry Goodloe said...

The colors . . . the details . . . yes, this is one great piece of artwork you have created Chris!

Neil said...

This is truly beautiful. I love all the details

Sue West said...

Such a beautiful card. The colours are absolutely stunning.
Sue x

Nancy Wethington said...

So very pretty! Love all the detail! Thanks for playing along with Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Bluefairy4U said...

Another lovely card Chris, honestly you keep turning them out, and all different mediums. thanks for the knowledge. Love JO.xxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning collage card, beautiful images and colour combination, all combine wonderfully to create a very inspiring card. Tracy Evans x

Tracy Evans said...

Stunning card, gorgeous images and colour combinations, all combined to create a very inspiring card. Tracy Evans x

ISA said...

It's just.. Wonderful work !
I love love love !

MarleneMAZ said...

Just stunning! I love your card, gorgeous colours.

Shelann said...

The look is great and the pen dots add a great detail.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous card, so creative! My favourite colours too! x

Shelly Hickox said...

This is incredible! I am completely awestruck at the beauty of this card. I love your stamping, masking, everything. Perfection.

Oh, and I think I need those stamps, lol!

LynneForsythe said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Candy C said...

This is a lovely tag! Love your use of colors and how they compliment each other so well. Your masking was just beautiful! And how you finished it out...with your stamping and embellishments...just wonderful!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Chris, this is absolutely gorgeous! WOW, girl, not only is your masking beautiful, the entire design, with all those great images and pretty shimmer, is stunning! The white rub on gives it such a unique glow, and the embellishments make it looks like a fine antique. Your eye for composition is amazing!

Terry said...

Beautiful masking on this most gorgeous card! Love all your elements!