Monday, October 4, 2010

split image

Hello my friends. Over on SCS, there are some special challenges this month in honor of breast cancer awareness called Hope You Can Cling To challenges. SCS started the lineup on Saturday, World Card Making Day, with three challenges, and are presenting one more each day all month long.

A LOT of PINK is involved. Can you tell? Well, you may know I'm not a lover of pink, but I really wanted to play along with as many of the challenges as I could. So far there have been five, and I've done each one.

Along with making the cards, there are going to be prizes, and it is recommended that we send all our cards to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, so that they can use them to encourage cancer patients.

Today, I combined the Hope challenge (4 layers & 4 embellishments) with the technique challenge, which involved stamping an image and then cutting it up into two or more parts. I decided to use colors other than pink. At first, I was going to use a kaleidacolor ink pad and stamp a silhouette image over it, but changed my mind.

I decided to pull out one of my favorite flowers -- Penny Black's blush. I inked it with markers (tangerine tango, cherry cobbler, certainly celery & always artichoke) and then spritzed it with water before stamping. I did that twice. Then I cut it apart, distressed the edges, and mounted the pieces on black. I chose tangerine tango for the card base. Trying to decide what to use for my fourth layer, I picked up one of the pieces I had brayered with the kaleidacolor ink. I really liked the gradation of color, but didn't want to glossy paper.

Since I had used tangerine and cherry on the flowers, I picked those colors, just swiping them down the cardstock, one on either side with some overlap in the center. I added board lines & 'nails' and sponged and distressed the edges. This was exactly what I wanted for this layer.

But now, I realized that the white cardstock was a bit too bright, so I added some color by stamping canvas in creamy caramel and my favorite stamp from itty bitty backgrounds in chocolate chip.

A couple of black brads in the corner and some taupe hemp wrapped around were the first two embellishments. I needed two more, so I looked through my crochet flowers and found one I thought would work. Of course, I needed some leaves, and a black button finished it off. The sentiment is from Endless Creations. I really love this card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Starla said...

Since my mojo totally froze at the thought of using pink, I really admire all your pink cards (and the pumpkin one...very clever!!)
BUT! I absolutely love the split image card. That turned out just lovely!

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh wow! I love the pink pumpkins!!