Monday 25 March 2013

Suzanne Czosek #1 .... Wander

"I am happy to be back this month sharing a variety of projects.  I started my projects with one of my favorite messy techniques of playing with shaving cream".

I was playing with shaving cream and wanted to try mixing it into some Fresco Paints to create a lovely mix of colors and a soft muted palette.  I squirted a little bit of shaving cream on my craft mat, then I dripped in Ice Blue, Limelight, and ChocolatePudding

The next step is to smear it anyway to give it swirls of color.  Then place the paper onto the shaving cream with paint.  Pull it up and shave off the excess shaving cream. Repeat with additional pieces of paper.
Here are a few of the different backgrounds created from the mix of paints

I picked out the handsome car from the Hot Pick 1207 to stamp over the background using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink. I cut my card to fit the image. Next, I extended the image a little bit off to the right to fit the size of the card by coloring in a few more trees with a black marker.  I also use this for touch up if I don’t stamp evenly or forget to ink an area.

Stamp over the background the map from HotPick XTRA01 repeatedly and unevenly using Ranger Archival Black Ink. I distressed the edges using a distressing tool, then dragged the ink pad around the edges to add the black edging.

I added a touch of color to the scene using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
I die cut the clock frame and sponged with brown dye ink. I then laid it over the car and cut out the pieces that covered the car and scene.
I then finished off the card by mounting on a black card and added some metal elements with clock hands, brads and the Philosophy charm.

Tomorrow, join me when I will create a fun gift container!

Leandra Says:Wow! I had completely forgotten about this technique, brilliant idea, and fantastic way to add colour (and aroma?? LOL) to your cards! The map in the BG is an awedsome addition to the format of this stamp. Thankyou!

Gillian Says: A technique that always delivers brilliant results, love the composition to this card Suzz.

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Helen said...

I've seen people using shaving foam quite a bit recently, but until then had forgotten about it. However, I have to say that your card, Suzz is just perfect. I love the background and all the stamped elements.

sam21ski said...

Same here, I'd forgotten about this technique too and now I do remember it, it's very messy - love it!!!

Will certainly have to give this one a go!!

Thanks Suzz for the reminder!!!

Sam xxx

Unknown said...

Thank goodness it's "that" strange supply and I don't need to venture into the kitchen!!!!!!!! I shall have a go tomorrow ;)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Suzz! I've not tried the shaving foam technique before, definitely on my list of things to do ! Sue C x

Words and Pictures said...

How cool! I've read about the shaving foam a couple of times... but it looks so great here, Suzz!
Alison x

Baroque duJour said...

that is a fab card, real sense of perspective and moody, cool technique must try that out. thank you for sharing with us.

Kezzy said...

Wow amazing card, I haven't done this technique in a while but would never think of doing it with fresco paints stunning effect. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

Craftyfield said...

Messy can I get away with "borrowing" the shaving cream without anyone noticing ?

Alison said...

Great technique Suzz! TFS!
Alison x

Carol Q said...

now there's a technique I haven't played with for a while. lovely Sue. I do like the way you have the car coming out of the clock face - great perspective.

Trish said...

Oh, I do love this! I have shaving cream in a (craft) drawer somewhere...
Not sure if I will manage to join in this week though as I have family coming to stay, but I will try!

Kyla said...

Same here....totally forgot about this technique...trip to poundland I think!


Linda M. Cain said...

What great fun! Love it!


maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a great men's card is this, love the background with the watch!! I really love the stamps!!!


Inkypinkycraft said...

Looks great a cool technique trace x

Beryl said...

Fabulous piece of artwork. Will def try that background technique.
Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

Love how you cut the clock frame to fit the stamped image. It is a beautiful card, the soft colours with a strong focal image work well together.

Deborah said...

Fabulous! I'd forgotten about the shaving cream technique.

Anonymous said...

Very cool card, I love that image & the paint & shaving foam made a great background.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oooh this looks fun and messy! I love anything that involves Frescos (who knew?!). Can I shave my legs at the same time? Great project!

Lucy x