So I have to confess that I went on a little bit of a spending spree over the last few weeks so I was pretty excited to play with my new stuff. My order from Walter and Winnie just came in last Thursday and I had ordered the Multifaceted full card front die as well as the smaller stamp - I knew when I ordered them that they would quickly jump into my stash of faves, and they did not disappoint.
The first cards I did were for the TIME OUT challenge of the week - inspiration from this photo:
So there were a few things that I really focused on in this picture - hot pink and orange is one of my favourite colour combos, and the graphic design is quite cool. Here is my interpretation:
I started out by coating two panels of Neenah Solar White with a few colours of Silks glazes - focused on pink and orange of course! I did two because I had originally planned on on mixing the bits up - even though I didn't end up doing it. After die cutting the panels, I removed the grid and the outer most triangles, and then I popped all the remaining pieces up on a card. I die cut some W&W greetings (also part of my order!) and painted them with some black Wink of Stella. I added the die cuts on some pieces of torn vellum and finished the cards with some clear dew drops.
I will link these cards up to a couple of places:
- TIME OUT who provided the fabulous picture inspiration
- Simon Says Stamp where Anything Goes this week
For my next card, I focused on the Multifaceted stamp which I white heat embossed on watercolour paper. I used my new Hickory Smoke Distress marker and some water to "watercolour" this background. As an aside, I absolutely LOVE Hickory Smoke - it is the perfect grey - I am going to predict that it will quickly become my most used Distress colour....
Once I had created my background, I stamped some CB Fresh Flowers on some watercolour paper which I then die cut and watercoloured in bright yellow with a little bit of orange and green.I popped them up on top of the grey panel for a little bit of dimension but I kept the stem flush to the card front. The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp and was white embossed on grey cardstock. The cardstock is also popped up in the middle but flush to the card front at the edges to create some interesting dimension - I really like the effect. I finished off the card with a few gems on the flowers
I took some inspiration for this card from a few places that I will link it back to:
- Less Is More have a fun sketch challenge this week:
- The Card Concept have a great colour challenge focused on grey, yellow and white:
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