Well hear ye, hear ye - Make a CAS card and make it grungy. Huh?
Kylie heads off to Europe and leaves us with a challenge like that! Proves that there is room in the world for CASAF!
Well the first thing that came to mind was my STAMPlorations Holiday Artsy stamp set. And as I was admiring the cards in the gallery I stumbled upon this card from Loli. And in her post, talking about "creatividad", she included this photo.
So I took my stamps, lotsa Distress Paint, the current sketch at STAMPlorations and this is what happened. And before you ask, one line in the copy under "right brain" in the ad reads "I am the sound of roaring laughter" which instantly brought Katy Perry to mind. Thus my sentiment... figure I can add "it's your birthday" on the inside later.
Hooking up at the Moxie Fab Handwriting challenge too. Thanks for sticking around for my oration on CASAF! Have a good one.
Took a scrap of watercolor paper (note I left it the shape it was - left brain) and heat embossed my hand-lettered sentiment before smooshing the panel into some spritzed yellow Distress Paint. TIP: Use an embossing pen to hand-letter a sentiment.
When dry, hit it with some purple, pink, orange and green paint then spritz and watch the magic (right brain) happen. TIP: You can stop the magic anytime you want (left brain) with a dab of paper towel.
Repeat for another layer. Remember, I was going for the feel of the "right brain" in the ad.
When dry, I pulled out the stamps, splotched some paint onto my craft sheet and stamped with it. Used the block shape and a brush stroke stamp.
Then some yellow "coffee stains" and after I dried them I repeat stamped the wavy brush stroke at the left, hit it with water only there and let the paint flow. A la the ad. (very right brain - you OCDers are freakin' out about now)
Waste not, want not, ya know? TIP: Mop up the leftovers with scrap CS or tracing paper. I also re-heat-embossed the sentiment cuz Distress Paints don't really work with the emboss resist technique even if you wipe the embossing up after every layer. TIP: Do your embossing after the panel is finished ;) Then came the three graphic strips (left brain) and voila!
Supplies for ROAR:
Paper: CS Bringmann, watercolor paper
Stamps: STAMPlorations, chaos Alexandra Renke
Ink : Versafine
Tools: embossing pen
Other: Distress paint, black embossing powder