Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's a Positive Negative.

I am playing along with 2 challenges today:
Make it Monday: Using Cover Plate Negatives 
 Muse Challenge #81  I did a twist on the chevrons on the muse card and tried to mimic the colors as they are so bright and cheerful.
ETA : The wonderful Anita suggested I join in at Addicted to CAS:code word Geometric so here I go! I'm away from home so trying to do this on my tablet. I hope I got the Addicted to CAS badge to show!

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PTI: Center Stage Cover Plate, Background Basics random stripe, Communique Curves Sentiments
Distress Inks: picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, broken china, peacock feathers.

I'm trying to figure out a better system for taking photos inside on dull days! This isn't it, but getting closer I think.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Love, Honor, Cherish

I'm on a kick with Watercolor VersaMark Reveal, so this is another card with this technique.
I just love the subtle look of the soft colors blending throughout the sentiment.  


Edited Aug 14th: So thrill to have received an Honorable Mention at Fusion Card Challenge!

ETA: This is a new technique to alot of people so here is an explanation.
Stamp your image onto Watercolor paper with VersaMark. Do Not Emboss! Just set it with your heat tool. I smooshed this card into distress inks that were spritzed with water on my craft mat.  The color of the ink gets absorbed more intensely into the VersaMark, revealing the stamped image.  
See these other cards with this technique here and here(video).

I used a wood mount stamp that I've had since 1995 by Stampington & Co.
I've matched up the colors of the hydrangea's using Broken China, Peeled Paint & Antique Linen distress inks. The sparkle comes from the shimmer grey cardstock backing the panel, a few mirror sequins and a layer of clear Wink of Stella over the sentiment.


I made it for The Card Concept's Create a Wedding card (Clean & Simple). 
The colors work for the photo inspiration for Fusion The Beach House. (I got married on the beach at our cabin at the lake so it has a wedding association for me!)
The bling works for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Make it Sparkle. (I don't have any Neat and Tangled or Jane's Doodle products, but if I win I promise to buy some.)

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