Monday, February 23, 2015

Faux Patina Challenge

My online cardmaking group is having a week of challenges, using different techniques, the first one I tried was Faux Patina Background, using a embossing folder and embossing powder. This card was my first attempt :

Cuttlebug -- Leafy branch embossing folder w/ silver embossing powder
Memento -- Desert sand ink
Distress inks -- Tumbled glass, peeled paint, tea dye and Walnut stain inks
Design co. -- Black eyed chickadee stamp, colored w/markers
Inkadinkado -- All occasions sentiment stamp

Then I tried another one this time not using traditional colors for my background, I accidentally used the deboss side of the folder but I think it still turned out neat:

Sizzix -- leaf embossing folder w/ copper embossing powder
Memento -- Desert Sand ink
Distress inks -- Mustard seed, Spiced Mamalade and Dusty Concord
Stampin up -- leaf punch embossed with copper embossing powder and colored with distress inks
Stamps of life -- Praise 4 Him sentiment stamp

Hope you enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend, and have a wonderful week,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,



Marie-Louise said...

These are both marvellous Connie.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, I just love this technique, and both of your cards are gorgeous! Just love that little chickadee especially! Hope you have a wonderful week...warm hugs!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful cards, Connie. The little Chickadee is simply precious! Happy Monday to you. Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Both cards are such an inspiration, Connie! I honestly thought the first one was a stamp until I continued reading. Very nice!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

Beautiful technique, Connie!!!
what a great effect!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Both turned out great, but I especially love the first one. The silver looks great. I have just tried to do something similar today, but the silver ink didn't want to stick very well and some of the dry embossed images didn't get any color on them...

SarahGeorge said...

Wonderful cards!! Beautiful technique!. Will try definitely! :)