As always, the Muse challenge this time is compelling. I knew I wanted to participate as soon as I saw the card! Still, I got quite delayed with my submission. I did try a few ideas through the week, but none were passing through my filter of being ‘good enough’. Sigh! But finally, here’s something that I feel is good enough! 🙂
The stamp set I used is Thoughts For The Day by Inkadinkado. I started stamping the various flowers in Hero Arts Soft Granite ink – I didn’t stamp in black since I was aiming for a softer look. I then started coloring the flowers in Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Shaded Lilac. I wasn’t aiming for a strict within-the-lines look, and so let the brush just flow! 🙂
Once I finished painting the flowers and leaves and it had dried, I added Weathered Wood between the spaces, and on the empty space on the left.
I then switched to the top panel. I first thought of just trimming the top panel to size, but then thought better and I fuzzy cut it in a ‘}’ fashion. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Hero Arts Charcoal ink. Then stamped the flower and the butterfly in Soft Granite and colored them in the same distress inks.
And that finished my card. I kept it simple, adding no extra embellishments – love the soft look! 🙂
And here is the Muse, Shona Chamber’s card –
Thanks for looking! 🙂
A third card for the day! Feels good ;P
This card, is inspired by – I dunno – lots and lots of cards I’ve seen. They have all carried almost the same design of a chevron pattern at the bottom – upright or inverted. And so, I thought of adding one such card to my bag…:)
I first marked my card with the chevron pattern (my engineering skills do sometimes play a part in my card making! :P) using a pencil and scale…and some careful measurement! I then picked up some distress inks – Peacock Feathers, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and started painting! I painted a second layer once the first was dried for additional effects.
Once this dried, I splotched some water on top, creating that beautiful effect you can create only with DIs. I finally splattered the same three inks on top.
I finally stamped the sentiment, from Avery Elle Laurels using StazOn black ink and also added the glitter hearts – I had got them from Itsy Bitsy free for a purchase I had made – and they fit perfectly (no pun intended!)! And that finished my card!
I am submitting this to Colour Me Card Challenge #60 –
Thanks for looking! 🙂
And back with one more card!
I started with heat embossing the flowers and leaves from Penny Black Dahlia stamp set on the card base. I then die cut a card panel I had adhered brown paper on using Chevron Stripes from MFT. And heat embossed the same flowers on the brown panel. I also heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set.
I then started coloring using Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Moved Lawn. Once everything was dry, I foam mounted the brown panel on the card base.
That finished my card! It took a lot of time to watercolor, since I was air drying it between adding more color. 🙂 Between the process I also started wondering whether I should have made the whole thing on kraft paper or the brown panel…maybe next time! 😛
I am submitting this to Color Throwdown Challenge #331 –
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Hello! Back with another card!
This time, in RIC, the model’s dress is really fabulous! I was smitten by the stripes, and more so, by the color. But even so, I wanted to create a card without stripes being the main focus! (makes any sense??) But I was completely lost as soon as I had that thought.
Inspiration sometimes comes from the weirdest places – this time it was a couple of card stock panel left over from die cutting! 😀
I had a couple of card panels left over from an experiment, which I colored in Aged Mahogany, Salty Ocean DIs. I then adhered them to each other at an angle and after lying them on top of the card panel (didn’t adhere them yet) I marked the excess and trimmed them…and laid them aside.
I then colored a portion of the card base with Aged Mahogany using Tim Holtz Stripes stencil. And then I foam mounted the die cut panel on top. I then picked a flower I had left over from a previous project and colored it in the same Aged Mahogany, covering the underlying red.
I then cut out a couple of strips of card stock and stamped the sentiment from Big Bold You from Winnie & Walter using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and adhered it on the card, and then adhered the flower.
That finished my ‘complex’ card! 😛 This card is something totally new for me, since I’ve rarely made cards showing so much geometry till now. Mixed feelings about it 😛
I am submitting this card to RIC #78 –
I recently bought this die of cityscape and I couldn’t wait to use it on a card. This challenge was perfect –
For this card, I first die cut a piece of black card stock using Skyline Border by Die-namics. I started painting the backdrop for the cityscape using distress inks Dried Marigold, Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn.
I then stamped the sentiment from Lace Vintage Labels #3 by JustRite using StazOn black ink and foam mounted the die cut piece on top.
That finished my card! Simple and easy! 🙂 🙂
I am submitting this to ColourQ Challenge –
Thanks for looking! 🙂
PE: Retro Sketches Rockstar!!
Hello! I believe I haven’t tried this technique before – I had seen it in a video some time ago and thought of using it in my next card – but then completely forgot about it till today! 😀 To make this card, I picked a normal white card stock panel, and used the Butterfly Vine stencil from Memory Box to dry emboss the stencil partially. I then picked up Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Crushed Olive, Peacock Feathers and added colors in randomly. After this dried, I polished the surface very lightly using Pumice Stone, to bring up the embossed areas. I then added a few splatters of Faded Jeans. I also colored the edges a bit with Pumice Stone ink. I then adhered the panel on the card base using foam tape. Keeping this aside, I stamped the sentiment from The Big, The Bold & The Happy from Winnie & Walter using Hero Arts Charcoal and Soft Granite inks on a piece of vellum and trimmed it and gave one side a fish tail. I wanted to staple this vellum piece on the card panel, but since I had already adhered it, I didn’t want to disturb it and so I adhered it using liquid glue. I finally added some wood veneer stars as embellishment. And so finished my card! 🙂 I am submitting this to Retro Sketches #154 and Waffle Flower Challenge – this is my first ever submission to Waffle Flower Challenge!! So excited! 🙂 Thanks for looking! 🙂
Its been quite some time since I used my embossing folders – for its original purpose of embossing, that it! 😀 And today, I finally had a chance to do so! The card I made this time is perfect for a embossed background! 🙂
I started with the butterflies first – I first cut out some pieces of card stock and colored them in Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Shaded Lilac, stamped and heat embossed them in gold and diecut them – the stamp and die cut came from the same set – Butterflies, Papillons & Mariposas from Sizzix/Hero Arts (I think!!)
I then embossed the card base – I don’t remember the name of the embossing folder though 😦 – and added some gold to the flowers and the leaf veins using Uniball Signo gold gel pen and gold marker. Since the folder was a little smaller at the sides, I trimmed the sides a bit to fit the embossed area. I then adhered the butterflies on.
For the sentiment, I first die cut a panel (I don’t remember the name, but I remember it is from Sizzix) and then stamped the sentiment from Micia Butterflies In Spring in two parts and gold heat embossed it. I then drew the frame around using my gold pen and finally foam mounted it.
And that finished my card! I am submitting this to ColourQ Challenge #280 –
Thanks for looking!