Monday, June 10, 2013

Gallery Idol Round 3–Thank You!

Hello my lovelies!


Gallery Idol 2013 Graphic

Well, thanks to all of my awesome friends and family, I made it to the next round of the Gallery Idol contest!!  My heart is beaming from all of the love and support you all have shown me . . . thank you so much!  So let’s get on with Round 3, shall we?


Round 3 Velveteen Background Stamping II


Okay, so this round’s challenge was to create a stamped background.  Easy peasy, right?!  The truth is, I knew from the get go what I wanted to do.  The Velveteen Stamping technique is perfect for creating a cool background!  I learned about this technique from Shari Carroll – you can see her video on how to do it HERE.  The Velveteen Stamping technique is an awesome way to add that extra WOW factor to one layer stamping.


Round 3 Velveteen Background Stamping Close Up II


Here’s a close-up of how this looks when finished.  Basically, I stamped a houndstooth background onto a white panel using white pigment ink.  Then I selected a variety of floral and leafy silhouette images, inked them up with various dye inks, and stamped them over the top of the pigment stamped background.  As you stamp each image, blot with a clean paper towel or rag to remove the dye from the pigment ink.  As you can see, the dye ink is “resisted” by the pigment ink, allowing the houndstooth pattern to pop through the solid silhouettes.


VELVETEEN STAMPING WITH A TWIST - I noticed when I was stamping that the dye ink was “pooling” on my clear stamps.  It looked blotchy when I would stamp it.  It was bugging me (don’t ask me how many versions of my final project I made – suffice it to say, I’m going to need to restock my cardstock supply!  LOL)  So I “swiped” the stamp pads across the silhouette images, creating a subtle “striation” pattern on the stamp, and evening out the ink.  The striation pattern was transferred to the panel when stamped.  I feel like that added a little extra “oomph” to the texture and design.  I think I really like it!


So there ya go!  That’s my entry for Round 3.  I would be ever so grateful if you’d take a moment to vote – whether it’s for me or one of the other amazing designers that made it to the Top 15.  All you have to do is register for an account  HERE (it only takes a few seconds) and then vote (if you already registered last round, then all you have to do is vote!)  That’s it!  Thank you in advance – I am forever indebted to you all!


Have a great day.  I’m off to hang out with my grandson, who is having a sleepover with Grandma and Grandpa tonight!  Fun!  Thanks for stopping by!




STAMPS:  Petals & Stems and Oh Happy Day (Avery Elle), Reflections (Paper Smooches), Dash Pattern Cling Stamp (Hero Arts/Basic Grey)
INK:  Unicorn Pigment Ink, Pale Tomato, Soft Pool, Wet Cement and Cup O’ Joe Dye Ink (Hero Arts), Chocolate and Strawberry Pigment Ink (Fresh Ink)
PAPER:  Sno Cone CS (French Poptone), Solar White CS (Neenah Classic Crest)
OTHER:  Self-adhesive Pearls (Stampin’ Up!)


Jamie said...

Karolyn this is absolutly beautiful! I love the velveteen technique:)

Andie Miller said...

Let me be the first to say- this card blew me away. Great design, technique and colors. What a truly neat card. I've cast my vote.

C Wu said...

Gorgeous stamping. Good luck!

coco said...

Love learning about the techniques you used on your beautiful card-- thanks & hope to see you in the next round!

~amy~ said...

This is so very beautiful!

Virginia L. said...

You sure ROCK this challenge! Love the intricate details in this beauty, Karolyn! Good luck on this round!

melania deasy said...

Hi Karolyn :) Your card so unique and pretty!!!! LOVE the stamping background!!

Kim S said...

I love the texture. The swipe and the houndstooth - what a wonderful effect!

Terri said...

Congrats, my friend! This card is adorable...looks like another winner!

You're welcome, btw! The payback just keeps getting bigger and better, lol~

Miss ya much!

Jacqueline said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Karolyn! I love how it turned out and your colour choices and sentiment treatment are perfect. Best of luck in Round 3!!

Ashley M said...

This card is amazing. Seriously. Amazing. Love, love, love. :)

Andie Miller said...

Congrats on the win, Karolyn. I'm looking forward to seeing your round 4 creation. Go, Karolyn, go!