ID: gg design Feb/10 Spray Starch Sketch - A Friend
5"w x 7"h

Created: February 14, 2010

gg designs sketch challenge for February (see Arlene's sketch template below) and spray starch technique combines two components this month.

So the spray starch is generously spritzed onto black cardstock (I used white for this card although I did do a black one as well), then Pearl Ex sprinkled on the wet surface (about 2 colors, I used 3 to 4), a foam brush is used to move the powder around a bit (I used a scruffy paint brush) without blending too much, then dried.

I rubber stamped the Asian Lady (Artemio Hubinont Hobbysa - Belgium Ref#10001014) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossing it.


The frame is created using one of my newest Cuttlebug folders from the "Everyday Bundle - Checkerboard", done on white cardstock, cut the sheet in half, brayered high points and clear embossed, and applied Pebbles Pearlescent chalks in pinks, blues and purple tones on one half. On the other half I embossed with a mix of clear and Queen's Gold on the high points. Then sprayed Moon Glows "Desert Moon Tumbleweed Sage" over everything. Let dry. Cut into just under 1"squares and adhered the pieces to another piece of white cardstock. Trimmed it down a bit, cut out the window and adhered the face to the back. Mounted this to a medium toned blue card.

Rubber stamped the Pussy Willow sprigs (gg design) using Versafine Sepia and clear embossed then cut out with an xacto knife. Touched the buds with a Brilliance dew drops white and embossed with detail white. Assembled to the card. Hopefully the buds count for those 3 dots on the sketch??

Rubber stamped part of the quote "A friend is someone" (Quietfire Design) using the black and clear embossing then cutting it out with a Spellbinder's "Fancy Tags" #S4-235 set. Dry Embossed it and colored with the Pebbles.


The inside has the whole quote and cut with another Spellbinder's die set Labels-2 #S4-162, and colored again with the Pebbles chalks.

I also put a piece of blue marbled stationary paper for a personalized note on the right side.


Note: The sketch can be done as shown or rotated to land on any side.

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