Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My home is my castle?

Kim is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and her challenge is "Anything Goes!" Here's what she had to say about her challenge!
"This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December. Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes. 
For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps. 
We hope we see a lot of you entering!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!! 
Here's my card which features Arwen's Goth Candelabra and Goth Chandelier

 Both the Goth Candelabra and Goth Chandelier were stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine ink then embossed with Filigree Clear Detail embossing powder, then colored with Copic markers. A VersaMark pen was used to fill in the images, then they were embossed yet again with Filigree Clear Detail embossing powder.  

The next step was to apply Pumice Stone Distress paint over the Goth Candelabra and Goth Chandelier. When the paint was dry, I sponged Medium Gray Value 6, mixed with Dark Grey Value  Media Fluid Acrylic paints by DecoArt over the Stone Wall stencil by Green Pepper Press. The embossing acted as a resist, so so that I could add a painted stencilled stone wall background behind the images.

Chalk pencil was added around the stones and in the mortar to give the stones more depth. Stardust Clear Glitter gel pen was added to the hanging crystals of the chandelier to give them a touch of bling.

I couldn't decide what sentiment to add to the card, so I didn't add any. The image panel was matted with gold metallic and purple cardstock and then added to a grey card.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. I love your card, those candle sticks and chandielier are awesome. Loving that brick background too.

  2. You have definitely created an old "castle" theme here, Kathi, and I love it! From reading your post, I can tell a lot of work went into this project, and, well, it was all worth it! Nicely done!

  3. Very medieval Kathi! Love it xx

  4. Wow, Kathi, this is so cool and realistic! Love all the shading you did! Love the fun images and colors on this, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Wonderful idea, love it!