There are about a half dozen card challenges and half dozen layout challenges on at My Sketch World with more going up this weekend - we turned National Scrapbook Day into a month long celebration. One of the card challenges was to show some stripes in your card.
Each week, one of the dt members at Little Red Wagon issues a challenge and sometimes I have time to play along -this week was one of them! I combined the stripe challenge with the challenge proposed by Roseanne from Little Red Wagon to use pink & green on your card. Here's what I came up:
It's a bit different from my usual style, less stampy, I guess! But I think my mom will like it - It will be a Mother's Day card.
See the papers underneath? I hadn't altogether decided which striped pp to use yet - I was deciding between 3, but went with the black & white Doodlebug paper.
Once the flower was done, I thought it needed to be pink, so I poured a few drops of SU's Pretty in Pink reinker into a little glass, added a drop of water and swished the flower around in it and then let it dry - it didn't take long. You don't want to hit this with the heat tool, or it will melt.
I used the brayer and Pretty in Pink inkpad to tint that stripey paper and tone down the white. I loved the black and white when I started, but found it stark as I rolled along.
At first, I had run the Pretty in Pink cardstock through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder and then stamped 1 flourish image (Baroque Motifs - SU), but it was smudged and I wasn't liking it, so I stamped 2x on a cardfront and left off with the dry embossing.
Here's a close up of it now that it has all come together.
I ran the narrow organdy ribbon through a Certainly Celery inkpad to tint it green, and used a Copic marker to tint the pearl for the flower center. The glittery flowers have been kicking around for a while waiting to be used. I cut a green flower apart to use it as leaves.
I thought it would be fun to share the process of how a card comes together. Some come together easily - you can envision it and go, and some there is a process. Same holds true for layouts. How about you? Do your projects come together easily or is it a bit of a journey to get to the final product?
I have one more thing to show you - remember I mentioned that dh had taken a call that informed me that I had won a prize at Scrapfest? It arrived late last week. I was surprised and thrilled at the generosity. Here is what I won:
Starting at 12:00, you see an advertising postcard for the sponsor/booth that hosted this draw. It's a store in Campbellford ON called The Frog's Whiskers. Going clockwise, there is an accordion folder for stickers, watercolour markers, 2 bottles of Silk, a Top Boss mini pad (which is great because my VersaMark pads are disgusting), some white ep, and a blue inkpad in a shade I don't have, an Aqua Painter, teapot stamp, alpha stickers, a duck stamp that is NOT a morning person, a stamp that says Good morning, some stickers, ribbon, fancy edge scissors, and their stamp catalogue.
Can you believe all this goodness - I was really surprised when the box arrived. Thank you Frog's Whiskers!
These are those little bottles. The product is called Silk, and its a glimmery ink in a bottle that gets painted on like nail polish would. So the control is different than with products like Glimmer Mist, where things are sprayed and spattered.
I believe the Stampa Rosa company that produced them is now out of business, but there are new products that are similar, like Smooch. I'm going to enjoy playing with these, I think. And then I'll wish they weren't out of business - lol!