Good evening. I feel like I accomplished a lot today. I worked on a card this morning for the limited supplies challenge, did lots of laundry, dishes, worked a bit on a quilt I'm finishing for someone, and then tonight I made another card for a Gina K release challenge. OK, just realized it's going on 1:00 a.m. - guess I did all that yesterday.
The card I made for the limited supplies challenge was sitting on my desk for a couple of months, actually completed - all put together - but I wasn't happy with it. There just wasn't enough contrast between the image and the background. Today the challenge was to use a black card base. Since this card already had that, I thought I would try to make it better.
The image was stamped in versamark and clear embossed. Then the background was made with watercolor crayons and a water brush. I wanted the color more vivid, so I decided to try colored pencils - my koh-i-noors. Now, I would normally use gamsol with these, but I thought I'd see if just water would do anything, and to my surprise, yes it worked great to blend the color and make it more vivid. So basically a five minute fix and my card was done.
stamps: inspired by nature
paper: basic black, ballet blue, watercolor
other: watercolor crayons, water brush, koh-i-noor color pencils, scalloped border punch, fancy photo corner punch, piercing tool, gold brads, foam tape, black pigma marker
My next card was for Gina K's January release party challenge #1. The challenge was to make a scrapbook page with the sketch provided, or a card. Since I'm not a scrapper, I decided to use a photo on a card instead.
The flowers are made by stamping the largest flower from botanical dreams 8 times and then punching out the centers and sponging the edges and layering. I really like how they turned out.
stamps: priceless (SU), botanical dreams (Gina K)
ink: jet black stazon, brocade blue, lovely lilac
paper: bashful blue, lovely lilac, white, dp (unknown)
other: spiral punch, 5 petal flower punch, daisy punches (2 sizes), foam tape
Thanks so much for stopping by today.