Saturday, January 16, 2010
After waking up too early this morning I was in the mood to color. This week's challenges aided me in that quest...
I decided to combine all three of my favorite challenges- CC253, SC263, and IC 215
CC was for Pretty in Pink, Chocolate chip and Elegant Eggplant. The sketch was fabulous, and the inspiration challenge Nell Hills left me inspired. I chose this book cover, as I was craving as much color as possible... It must be because it has been so cold and dreary here lately. I like the way this turned out, and I had a lot of fun making it.
Here are more pictures of it.
This is the front view... I used Stampin up's In full bloom, a great set! I also used my A2 embossing folder for the houndstooth. I wasn't sure about this at first, but I like the way it combined with the flowers. I used Chocolate chip as my base card, I layered the embossed eggplant over it and used pretty in pink behind my image. The strip on the bottom is both eggplant and pink, both embossed in Houndstooth. I also used my new favorite technique which I learned in the copics class I attended- I colored my ribbon and eyelets with my markers to get an exact match in colors. I love doing that. The ribbon was a pale pink that I colored dark brown, and the eyelets were a pea green that I colored purple. The friends was stamped in Cornish Heritage Farms scripty words.
To make the main image I used the masking technique, I stamped the main center flower and then masked it to stamp the smaller purple flowers. I also stamped first in scratch paper to make the purple flowers lighter. I then stamped the leaves. Image was colored with my copics, I just mixed together a bunch of pinks and purples. The one bit I like is, I outlined the image in yellow 11 instead of a gray. I think it adds dimension but is also brighter than the gray and I wanted bright, like they were lit from behind. I think I achieved this. I also popped the main image up on dimensionals. I just used a thick piece of cardboard behind it.
This is the inside view of the card. I just stamped in Pretty in pink and eggplant. Stamping images on top of each other for the 3-d look
Well, this was my first official post and I hope you liked it.