Ya know, art is unpredictable. Today's card is the poster child for "well, I didn't expect that but let's just roll with it". But first, I show you the two challenges that I used, starting with the Global Design Project sketch:
And then adding the Just Add Ink inspiration photo:
Add a heaping helping of things not working out as expected, and this is what happens:
Okay, so, I started out with my favorite technique of scribbling on an acrylic block with a marker, misting, and stamping it (I really need to come up with a short name for that) and that's when it started: I haven't cleaned my acrylic blocks in a while (you really should wash them once a month or so), so I got some light Pool Party ink on the interior of the block, but the outside of it was kind of pinkish from Stampin' Scrub residue. But I thought ehh, I'm already using Blushing Bride, so that kind of works.
Then I stamped the chevrons from Work of Art, and after I did that I thought really, I should have stamped them off first. Oh well, let's keep going.
I had been planning on stamping a different sentiment on there, but the chevrons turned into such attention-stealing brats that I switched gears and went with the Larger Than Life Alphabet. Which was fine, up until...the gold embossing powder.
So I wanted just a little bit of speckly accents in gold in the lower left and upper right corners, and I just barely tapped the Gorgeous Grunge splats on the card front. So far so good. Only after I dumped on all the embossing powder did I realize that my super-ridiculously-juicy Calypso Coral ink pad meant that the ink on the letters wasn't really dry yet, so all the EP stuck. But it looked kind of interesting, so I heat embossed it and decided to roll with it anyway.
So there is my "how'd that happen?" card. I'm hoping my next project is a little more predictable :p
Supplies, all SU!
Stamps: Larger Than Life Alphabet, Gorgeous Grunge, Work of Art
Ink: Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Paper: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Shimmery White
Accessories: Gold EP