Saturday, October 11, 2008

Harrilu Tee

This was a fun card I made for two challenges, one being the SCS Inspiration Harrilu challenge , Harrilu is a type of silk screened t-shirt , (I Did NOT know that term before, learned something!) the other this week's sketch challenge. This is one of my favorite t-shirts I've made and my FAVORITE way I've decided to try and make a two toned looking shirt, let me show you....



I started out embossing my rose with clear EP on Cool Caribbean paper, the color I want to show through.

Next I rubbed Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink all over it with my sponge until I had a nice resist going and was happy with how dark my shirt was. I love how one sleeve is slightly lighter, it looks just like a designer wash, faded and funky. Then cut it out and mounted it on top of my stamped hanger.
I used the Black Market Lucky n Love DP which is all aquas and browns, one of my fave combos, this pack gives you ton of patterns to choose from in that palette, the "adore" was already on the DP (and I love the stitched look around it, reminded me of a t-shirt tag). I took that greeting a step further and added "I" and "U" from my "Little Tees" set. "Stylized flowers" are Cuttlebugged onto the Chocolate Chip mat and rubbed with white craft ink to make the pattern pop.
I'd totally wear that shirt!! Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

MichelleH said...

Very cool tee - I would wear it, too. I love the blue popping through, neat effect.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Melanie!!

catdidit said...

Oh awesome idea! I love those colors too, and this tee looks gorgeous!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow!!! That is a waaaaaaaay amazing tee!!! I definitely want to try that!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Love it! The faded watercolor look is so cool--I'll have to try this!

hugz,
Suzanne Dean

Anthonette said...

I would totally wear that t-shirt too! Thanks for showing harrilu...I never heard of it.

Jessica said...

Ooo, cool!! Love the look you achieved on your t-shirt! Thanks for sharing the pictures to guide us through the process.

Casmiles said...

What a neat technique - I learned something new today (wonderful!!!). Great colors; I tend to go BRIGHT and HAPPY, but I like this combo and since you did such a neat job, I'm going to have to stretch a little outside my "normal" box. thanks for the push...

Toni K said...

OOOH! I love how you did that! I don't emboss nearly enough. This is a good example of why I should!

Theresa said...

This is so gorgeous! That little tee positively glows.

Cindy H. said...

Great looking card!! Adorable Tee, and I, too, would wear it:)

Rose Ann said...

I LOVE your embossed shirt, and the colors are soooo pretty too!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Brilliant! I love the colour you got here and these sets are gorgeous combined. :O)

Desiree de Monye said...

Great project! It looks really cool!

sweetcheeks said...

I love it. Thanks a lot.

Maxine (Kiwime on SCS) said...

Wow - that is stunning!! yet so simple... just my style :-)