So my crazy schedule continues (after Saturday, I get a bit of a reprieve), but I have found a little bit of time to play in a few card challenges. Since time is limited, I am going to leap right into it.
This week over at Inspired By All the Little Things, the designer team has given us a rather beautiful inspiration photo. I was inspired by both the hearts and the idea of a candle.
I really wanted this card to be soft and airy. I pulled out some water color paper and a heart from a Gorjuss Girl stamp pack and proceeded to stamp out the heart repeatedly in some Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I grabbed a water pen and filled in all the negative space with the same Spun Sugar color. I added a touch of Tattered Rose Distress Ink to the hearts giving them just a bit of shading. I grabbed a ridiculously old candle stamp (seriously at least 10 years, was once one a wood block, and now striped from the wood and given a bit of stamp backing). I stamped it out in a bit of navy Memento Ink and added another old sentiment stamp. I added just a bit of yellow watercolor around the flame. Finally I trimmed the card stock up and added some textured blue card stock. I adhered everything to an A2 card, and called it a day. In the end I think I got the soft airy look I was looking for.
The gurus of color over at Color Throwdown this week have a festive color challenge going on. The colors for this week are red, pink and chocolate brown. I was more inspired by the coffee photo than the idea of the colors. I wanted to avoid making a valentines day card.
So being the rebel that I am, I pulled out an Art Impressions stamp featuring the desperate need for coffee. I decided to play with the human rainbow today, and colored my gal in with a gorgeous chocolate skin tone. Then I proceeded to add a bunch of fun reds and pinks to the red of the stamp using my copics. I added a sentiment from the same stamp pack. I trimmed the paper up, and added a bit of chocolate paper to one side and glued down a few pink and red crystals. I kept this design fairly simple and feel that I met the color challenge, just in a really fun way.
Finally today we have a sketch challenge from the gals over at Freshly Made Sketches. I was very inspired by one of the design teams photos and went off using a floral spot light design to met the sketch.
I have finally succumbed to the MISTI. In fact it only arrived yesterday, and I know I could never have done this card with out it. I pulled out a Winnie & Walter stamp pack and started stamping out the hydrangea flowers and leaves onto two different sheets of card stock. I masked out the images where I need to get the look I was looking for. I trimmed out the panels from on of the sheets of the card stock and adhered it to the other, matching the images as best I could. Then I only colored the trimmed panels with my copics. I think I pulled off the challenge, and frankly lover how this ended up looking. I added a sympathetic sentiment from Avery Elle and finished the card, adding it to an A2 card frame.
That’s all, for at least the moment. I may have some more time later today, and if I do, I will sneak in an extra post (I know, so not how I normally do things). If I don’t, I’ll be back in the days to come with some new cards.