Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wings Challenge!

This week's Stampotique Designers Challenge is brought to you by Arwen McCullen. Her theme is Wings.

Here's what she had to say about this challenge!
Wings have something mystical for me.
Angels have wings, fairies, my favorite animal: the bat :)
Love and positive feelings give wings.
Today I would like to see what gives you wings.
I am very curious about your creations 
Here's my card, which features Stampotique's Gooseneck.

Gooseneck was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen was used on her boots to make them shiny and dimensional. Gooseneck was masked (using removable Scotch Tape because I was feeling lazy) and Victorian Velvet Distress ink was sponged over one the patterned hearts from the Mix and Match Hearts stencil by The Crafter's Workshop. Two hearts were sponged sideways to look like wings. I used the solid heart from the same stencil to outline each heart with Pitch Black Spica Glitter pen.

I started to outline around Gooseneck with a N0 Copic marker when disaster struck! (Wasn't that dramatic?) My marker threw up a huge blob! Yuck. Blech. Ptooie.

 But I really liked how Gooseneck looked, so I tried to fix the blob using the Colorless BlenderN0, and N01 markers. It actually looked worse, so I decided to just coat the whole background with N0 and N01. It still looked bad, so I decided to try something new. I took a small bottle of Various Colorless Blender Refill* and poured a bit into a well of my palette. A small paintbrush was dipped into the well of Colorless Blender, then dripped onto the background. I thought it looked kinda cool, so I kept dipping and dripping 'til I was pleased with the result. This definitely resulted in a "Happy Accident"!

The stamped panel was edged with Victorian Velvet and Black Soot Distress inks. Road-patterned Washi tape was added under Gooseneck's boots.

The patterned papers are from the Irresistible Authentique 6x6 pad and from the Origens collection by Basic Grey. 

I used a Die-Namics dies for the horizontal strips on my card.

Lace and the bow button were colored with a RV93 Copic marker. The lace was adhered with Tiny Attacher staples.

The end!

Oops. I lied.
* = I get the small Various Colorless Blender Refill bottles, keep one handy, but dump the others into my big bottle of Colorless Blender. I use the empties to make my own custom blended colors which I use to fill empty markers.


  1. I love her Kat! She looks wonderful with her new wings <3

    xx Arwen

  2. Not sure if my comment disappeared Kathi! Love your card hun xx

  3. Wow! What a dramatic project, Kathi! My daughter taught me early on in my scrapbooking days that and OOPS! is just an opportunity! You took that even further to create something unique! Love that background! Gooseneck was a perfect choice for your card, and I love her heart wings. Don't you jut love your tiny attacher??? Mwah! KayW

  4. No such thing as mistakes--they are artistic opportunities, and you took good advantage of that one! Love that bg! :^)
    Love your entire design! The image is adorable, beautifully colored, and the wings are a hoot! Really cool card, Kathi! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Love how you used the heart as the wings.

  6. Beautiful and I LOVE the idea of the wings.

  7. Love your background and wings...You would never be able to tell there was a start to a "blob"...Great card!