I think I have more than exceeded the Crafting Resolution I set this year with regards to Challenge cards. Having said that......it took me MORE than a couple of attempts to get this one the way I wanted it. Madeline called this one a sketch challenge with a twist, in that you had to use the "Neutral Shadowing" technique. It is almost the same as Emboss Resist, but the shade of ink to "resist" HAD to be a neutral shade.
Now I dry emboss LOTS....LURVE it to bits....but WET embossing is another can of worms all together!! I thought I had achieved what I wished on the 2nd attempt, only to find a large glob of grease or something on the corner of the glossy paper I had used!! 3rd attempt was OK, and what I used for the card....so here is my take on the sketch and technique.....
The colour combo looks even better IRL, please believe me. I also got to use some hodgepodge, compliments of a lucky door prize I received from Kerry Bunting at one of her Cards for the Troops get togethers. I think you can JUST make out the River Rock sponging around the white EP.
This card was DEFINITELY a challenge on many levels, but I did it....and felt good afterwards.
Thanks for dropping by again. I'll be back soon with lots of 1st birthday pictures!!
CS: (SU) River Rock, Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink: (SU) River Rock, Basic Black, Versamark (White "Zing" EP)
Stamps: (SU) Inspired By Nature, Best Yet
Punches: (SU) Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch
Other Bits: Hodgepodge Buckle