Global Design Project #252

Hey Everyone

The challenge at Global Design Project is CASE the Designer. When I saw the card was this gorgeous one from my Artisan friend, Emma Goddard, I thought no way can I CASE that! I remember the first time I saw it.  Pretty sure my mouth was hanging open for a good few minutes at how absolutely stunning it was.

I decided to give it a go and came up with the card below. You gotta push yourself out of your comfort zone sometimes, right?

I wanted to use similar colours as Emma used, and of course I had to get flowers in on my card.  The flowers I’ve added to my card are the from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set.  I coloured them with a combination of So Saffron, Mango Melody and Dark Calypso Coral Blends.  The reason for so many blends, was that I was trying out colours and kept adding until I got to the shade I liked.  I also added some Dark Smoky Slate Blend to create depth to the flower.  The feather I’ve added to the images has been stamped in Black Memento Ink and then daubed with Crumb Cake Ink.  Some Winc of Stella was added to give it a little shimmer.

I coloured the background with my Light So Saffron Blend to create a watercoloured-like background. I then took my Aqua Painter and some Melon Mambo Ink and flicked a smattering of ink all over the card. It’s very faint, but I also stamped the background stamp from Tasteful Touches in Sahara Sand Ink, on the background.

The sentiment I’ve stamped directly to my card base is from the same stamp set.  The fussy cut leaves are also from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set.  These leaves have been created by applying Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede Markers directly to the image.  I then huffed on them with my breath and stamped them.

To finish off my card, I took my Light Melon Mambo Blend and coloured a strip of Braided Linen Trim. Three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were also added to bling it up.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #517

Hey Everyone

It’s Friday so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is a sketch challenge. Take a look at the sketch we have for you:


As you can see I flipped my card as I thought it fitted my images this way. The Tasteful Touches Stamp Set was one that I knew I had to have. You can see why. These flowers are just gorgeous and perfect for colouring. I’ve given one flower colour with my Petal Pink Blends and the other with my Dark Petal Pink and Real Red Blends.  For both of them, I used my Dark Smoky Slate Blend in the crease lines for extra definition. I gave the centre of the flowers a light colour with my Dark So Saffron Blend.

For the branches, I took my Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow Markers and applied colour directly to the image before huffing on it and stamping it on to Whisper White Cardstock. I repeated the process for the second branch and then took a little time to fussy cut them out.

I cut a rectangle piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the geometric background stamp in Smoky Slate Ink until I achieved a covering that I liked.  The two pieces of designer series paper I added to my Whisper White base are from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.

The sentiment I’ve adhered to my card is from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set. I took a die from the matching Tasteful Labels Dies that fit the sentiment and cut it with my cutting machine. Before I stuck my sentiment to my card, I took a piece of Linen Thread and looped it around my card twice and added a bow. One last element I added was a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel because of it’s pink tone.

The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous inspiration with the sketch. Head over to the challenge and make sure you check out cards the team have made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle