Tuesday, April 24, 2012

my missing piece...

Today I was in a mood to just pull out stamps and embossing powders and play!  




I love adding a distressed feel to my backgrounds, by placing down a small piece of dry wall mesh and inking over top of it. When you pull the dry wall mesh up you are left with a cool grid effect. 

To create the gears, I stamped some gears on cardstock, cut them out and inked them up with Versamark. Next I covered them in Aged Silver EP,....and proceeded to drop it on my hand after heating. Ouch! To remove the handprint texture ;) I reheated the gears again and presssed a piece of mesh into the EP while it was hot. 

I am entering this in the following challenges: 



15 comments:

Janelle said...

Love it, well everything but the burnt hand part! Hope you heal quickly.

Lorraine A said...

Stunning card Wendy :-) the whole design is fabulous, very arty, you used some great techniques, I love the use of the mesh and the embossing :-)

hope your hand is OK !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your injury was not in vain. This is fabulous! I love the texture the mesh created and your gears are awesome! Feel better soon.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Pure genius! Awesome manly card!

Linda said...

Wow!! Sorry you burned your hand, but the card came out great!!!

Scrappychick said...

Love it!

Annette said...

wow this is just way too cool...love the gold accents..

Jingle said...

Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I am going to need that stamp! It is just too fabulous!

Live 2 Create said...

beautiful card - love the gears and the embossing looks awesome!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Great and wonderful job! Love your embossing! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Emboss It” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

nancyparker55 said...

Great card. Love the embossing & the steampunk look. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

SuzanneK said...

You have totally rocked our challenge at LIIU this month, thanks for joining us and good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Susan Hogan said...

Hope the burn is better. I love this - your gears are so distressed! Thanks for entering this in LIIU's April Challenge and best of luck!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Awesome card. Just love it. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

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