Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Go Faux at Gingersnap Creations!

Another fun Random Redhead challenge is revealed today at Gingersnap Creations: GC139 Use A Faux Technique.  Fake it with anything from faux stitching to faux silk, faux brick to faux brads - anything goes.  And if you're stuck for inspiration, you can scroll down to the Tag list in the right-hand margin of the Gingersnap Creations blog - there are a bunch of tutorials on faux techniques linked there.

I used Shelly Hickox's Faux Copper Verdigris technique tutorial from the GC blog.  I must admit that this looked as if it would be a bit time consuming when I first read through it, but once I dug in and started, it really didn't take much time at all.  I won't go into the steps here - just follow the link for Shelly's beautifully detailed tutorial.

And the best part..... one lucky participant in this challenge will win a gift voucher to Rogue Redhead Designs. I've used the Relish Reading plate for this card, and there are lots more wonderful stamps to choose from.



I hope you'll have fun playing along!

14 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful faux finish in aqua...thanks for the link to the tutorial too.........

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This technique looks so beautiful as a backdrop for the girl.
Wishes
Lynne

Lori said...

Beautiful Jean, and I love Shelly's technique! Very cool background!

Netty said...

Terrific card Jean, great design. x

trisha too said...

Jean, this is such a neat technique--wonderful card!!

:)

Linda R said...

What a wonderful card. That background looks amazing..

Hugs, Linda

Angelnorth said...

Lovely card Jean - off to have a look at the tutorial!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is fabulous, Jean! Love the background and all those repeating circles/different accents.

Jacqueline said...

Brilliant effects on your card Jean!!

2amscrapper said...

I really like the technique you chose--the background is fantastic and perfect as a backdrop for this stamp set.

Shar said...

Such a pretty look! The copper makes it so warm and you rocked the technique! Fabulous design, Jean!

Ali Manning said...

This is really beautiful, Jean - I love all those circles and that fabulous technique!

Lululiz said...

The faux copper verdigris looks absolutely fantastic!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love the gorgeous colors, embossing and lovely stamps! So pretty!