Thursday, August 19, 2010

Boho Chic Tie Dyed

I love to get messy in the creative process. This week I did just that and I couldn't wait to share it with you!

There are some new templates by Crafters Workshop that I really, REALLY like at SCACD. The tie dyed one was a must have! (as was the zebra print one)

First think I did was spray my white cardstock with a couple of different colors of mists. After that dried, which did not take long at all, I placed the cardstock on some scrap paper and taped the template over the top. I then grabbed my white acrylic paint and a sponge and went to town. I am absolutely thrilled with the end result.

After that dried, I trimmed out a piece to use as the background of my card. Of course there was absolutely no doubt which image I HAD to use. Nothing else would work with tie dye nearly as well as Boho Chic from the Sampler Edition 2 drawn by Elisabeth Bell exclusively for SCACD.

After coloring up the image and cutting it out I set it off with some black swirls cut with my nesties. They needed just a touch of 'something' and Viva Decor pearl pen in white was IT.

I also decided that it needed a butterfly. This one is one of the chipboard Maya Road butterflies. I love the variety of designs and the size these come in. I used a sponge to cover the chipboard with the Viva Decor paper pen in white. I then sprinkled it with Dreamweaver Stencils Metallic FX in purple satin. After shaking off the excess and returning that to the jar, I rubbed the butterfly with my finger and this gorgeous pearly finish appeared. After it dried, I backed it with black cardstock to show it off better before adhereing it to the front of the card.

Now it is your turn to go do something with stencils. Don't be afraid to get messy. Just spread some newpaper around before you begin!


My name is Wynneth said...

Truly fabulous creation Alex - loving the background you made - just awesome Hun :o)

LINDA said...

Such a beautiful card.. Very lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

Micki said...

I love it girl..... totally love it. It's fun to get messy but then I always get messy, lol.

This is a raad card perfect for a teenager. Love it.

Kim said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card Alex! Love your technique....such a fun tie dye effect! Stunning work!
Hugs~ Kim

Brandi said...

This is super awesome Alex! :)

Kathi said...

Wow. That's stunning. I really love what you've done to create that background. Your coloring of that image is fabulous. The fancy label and butterfly look fabulous too!