Thursday, April 25, 2013

Art Impressions Challenge - Layer It Up! Lots of Layers!

This week's Art Impressions Blog challenge is Layer It Up! Lots of Layers!

What came up for me was layers of color and texture.  Last week I bought a gelli plate and have been watching lots of you tube videos on techniques. :o) AND THEN, I saw a beautiful design Dina shared on her blog - you can see it here.  So when I saw the words "layers," paint/ink and texture popped into my mind. :o) 

I started with a piece of Cryogen cardstock. I just love the subtle sparkle that comes through the coloring. I spritzed with water and then added blue and green inks. I laid a piece of cling wrap over it and an acrylic block to hold it down.

To add texture, I used a variety of things - a stencil, a thingy that was put around a wine bottle I bought and of course, bubble wrap. :o)

For my focal image, I used images from the Heart Set (Sku#4217) - stamped them in white, sprinkled with white emboss powder, heat set and cut them out. 

For a few added details, I used a white pen to create a double line boarder frame, and also to frame the hearts on the front.  I popped up the top heart.

On the inside I added one of the hearts I cut out and sentiment from the set.

Please pop over to the Art Impressions challenge for this week to see a bunch of inspirational Layer It Up! Lots of Layers ideas!  You can enter for a chance to win a coupon!!

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Kerry said...

Trena, gorgeous card!! Love all the wonderful layer create with the gelli plate, how funny! I got a gelli plate a few weeks ago and i have been testing it out too! :)

Stacy H-W said...

This is so cool and beautiful! I wish I lived closer so I could come over and play! hugs, Stacy