Sunday, February 27, 2011

I'm cracking up....



The latest challenge on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog (SDC#25) was set by Monique and incorporates a technique featured over on Technique Junkies.

It's one I've been familiar with for sometime as my friend Carrie ran an article in Stamper's Sampler a few years ago, but being familiar with something certainly didnt mean it was a walk in the park for me. Its one of those techniques that is a 'wait and see'(ie its totally out of your control and you just have to wait and see what you end up with) and have a bit of patience (ahem...thats where I get a bit restless and go wrong lol).
The Technique Junkies tutorial for the technique can be found here and is well worth checking out.

After creating the crackle panel I simply stamped the Stampotique 'Even Silence Speaks' and Crow Line in black StazOn. I was trying to create the feeling of a stormy sky- you know when all goes quiet, just before it all kicks off and throws it down.

And ...BONUS.....there are TWO prizes up for two lucky drawn winners...yep, TWO!!!!!!! And they are both biggies!! So what are you waiting for...hop on over to the Stampotique Challenge blog and see what's what

25 comments:

Willy said...

Gorgeous creation, Jo!

Sue said...

Such a strining piece, I like your choice of colours x

Sid said...

Fab background Jo ..... great atmospheric feel about it !!

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Jo - definitely the quiet before the storm!

joanne wardle said...

wonderful, so very moody

Hillie said...

Great this card! I like the stormy sky. Wonderful.

Shar said...

Gorgeous card, Jo! Love it!

Paula said...

loving that stormy sky...it really has atmosphere!

Carrie said...

great background Jo you've worked it well - its a waiting game isn't it. And, if it hadn't been for you I would never have sent that article to Stampers Sampler - its my claim to fame :0))))

Nigel said...

Fantastic piece, very stormy looking. I think the crow stamp may have to be bought soon (as if I haven't got enough crows).

Karen said...

Neat card! I like the look of that background. I'm not very good with the "wait and see" techniques either. I'd like to try this crackle technique, though I seem to remember not having the right sort of critical ingredient required the last time I looked into it. Hard to imagine that there is a stamp-related item missing from my stash, but true it is.

Karin said...

It speaks. gorgeous artwork jo.

Gez said...

Amazing artwork Jo. I really like this..perfect stamps for your background.

Netty said...

Your background is amazing and I love your piece of art. Annette

Basement Stamper said...

Love the colors on this card Jo-perfect job with the Faux Barnwood technique!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love how your Faux Barnwood turned out - great piece!

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is great, love the colours, Judith xx

She said...

Hi Jo, I love your card and the background looks fantastic. Not the easiest of backgrounds to achieve is it?? Think I have finally got a piece to work, thanks to lots of help, encouragement and laughter from Gez! I'hoping to make a Journal page with it as soon as it's dried properly...........but it could be a very small one, as some of it isn't dry and I'm not very patient!! I'll let you know how I get on..........I could be a while!! S xx

craftimamma said...

This is great Jo and is a technique I keep wanting to try but have never found time yet. From what you and She say, it looks like it could be a while before I get to it, Lol!

It's definitely a very atmospheric piece.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

1CardCreator said...

Awesome card, love the sentiment/

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

lovely! i like the background so much! blooooddyyyyy!! great card! tfs

dutchstamptramp said...

Gorgeous card Jo, your background worked out real well!

thekathrynwheel said...

Lovely atmospheric creation. The colours are gorgeous :-)

Audrey said...

Jo - the background came out stunning, love this card!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, really fantastic, your background rocks.