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

Created: February 19, 2010

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

I really wanted to use this bird image I recently got and thought the spray starch technique would work just wonderfully with it. I used white cardstock again, sprayed the starch generously, then sprinkled the Pearl Ex on the wet surface (From top to bottom - Duo Blue/Green, True Blue, Blue Russet, Brilliant Gold ), moved it around a bit by tilting and with a soft scruffy brush. Let dry. See detail pic below to see the merging of the colors.

I rubber stamped the bird (Onyx Xpressions "Longtail Bird" #OA-9952a with Versafine Onyx Black and thermal embossing with detail black. Used a Spellbinders Deckle edge rectangle to cut both layers.

The dark blue is Bazzill Monochrom which I rubber stamped the flowers from gg design "Teapot Set" using both the solid and outline stamps, and stamping with Versafine Majestic Blue and clear embossing them. Mounted it to a mustard yellow monochrome cardstock and then onto my main wheat toned card. The sentiment (Quietfire Design) is rubber stamped with the blue, clear embossed and colored with Pebbles Pearlescent chalks, then both layers cut with the Spellbinder's ovals. I added the words "wishes U" from my calligraphic white Peel Offs.

The inside of the card is blank at the moment, but will be filled in with "get well" or Happy Birthday" or something similar I might want to wish someone. It's just a "ready" card.


you can see more of the merging of colors on this detail image.

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

NOTE: These and other Peel Offs are my calligraphic word sentiments on the "Elizabeth Craft Design" labels. There are 11 styles available at the moment with another 2 to be available end of 2009 or begin 2010. They come in four different colors (gold, silver, black, and white); "Thank You", "It's a Boy, It's a Girl", "You're Invited" Congratulations" "Happy Birthday, "Love"; "Friends", "Thinking of You", "Xmas Seasonal", "Xmas" & Happy Anniversary"


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