Here is a fabulous Saturated Canary Image called Harley and Haley. I am a pretty clean and simple kind of gal and let the images be the highlight of the card. The balloon is a die cut from Mama Elephant which I colored with my copics to match my project and stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment inside. The blue border around my image was also colored in with copic markers to match my project colors.
The pinks are RV25, 23, 21 and 10. The blues are B91, 95 and 97. The hair I cannot remember. The shading is done with W0, 1, 3 and 5 and the darker spots are a little bit of E77. My little pig is E53, 51 and 41. I also colored the background with B0000 and spots of RV00 so it wasn’t all one color.
I am entering the following challenges:
Marker Pop - anything goes
Seize the Birthday - but I haven’t added any toppings.. I could have put some silver rhinestones in the bottom right corner, but I thought it was ok as it was!!
The Card Concept - Birthday ChallengeHere is a close up of the image
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A little bit of birthday love over on Tiddly Inks and “wings” over at the Kit and Clowder challenges. I chose the background paper for the card first, then colored in the image with yellow, pink and blue copic markers to match. My background is yellow Y00 and a few specks of BG10 (which I used on the wings) and used the blender pen to fade it all out a little… I took my inspiration from the color along that Alyce at Kit and Clowder did on a fairy fae image a few weeks back. I am taking her classes and they are great. I am learning a lot!!
Thanks for checking out my card…
I’ve kept this very clean and simple. I stamped the flowers and used a couple of post it notes for the masking at the red line. I colored them with inktense pencils and a blender pen. Then, I stamped a few little green leaves in the mix. I drew the red line above the flowers and colored that as well. Stamped and fussy cut the large flower. This card was inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.Thanks for looking.
I loved the challenge at FUSION this week. The simple sketch combined with the beautiful greens. I couldn’t resist just having a play… I think I need to find a yellowish green for my collection. Any suggestions??
The stamp set is from Inkadinkado called Garden Words.
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I am really loving these one layer cards. You can see some more HERE (cards for men!!) that I did last week. I am entering this in the CAS on Sunday challenge which is a “one layer wonder” and also on CASE this sketch.
I decided to try the same technique, but with different colored backgrounds to see what I liked the best. For this one I used shadow ink soft blossom, masked of a portion for the sentiment and stamped all the flowers with Mama Elephant pigment inks. Here’s a close up…
For this next one I used soft apricot shadow ink. The soft colors still come out a little dark…
For the next one I used soft yellow shadow ink – this is very light and very subtle and you can only just see it in the picture below. Here’s a close up of that darling little Mama Elephant bunny..So, I guess it all comes down to preference – how much of that background you really want to see on the card… I like the really subtle yellow!
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Another quick post. I saw Julie’s card on the online card class today and loved the sparkle in the stripes, so I thought I’d try out my stampin’ up sticky strip with some dazzling diamonds. I masked off the top section and put mustard seed distress ink down. I then masked off a semi circle big enough for the sentiment and proceeded to put down the sticky strips. I love how sparkly and bright it turned out (sorry, took the pic on my phone, so it’s not as good).
When I pulled off the masking, my daughter commented that it looked pretty funny as it was only partly stamped, so I added the black line and she thought it looked “much better”!! Thanks Jorja, sometimes it pays to have that extra eye, even if it is my 6 year old!!
Today I used a few different things for my card. I loved the little layout by Julie and the layered stamping by Jennifer and the masked area by Kristina, so I sort of combined a bit of everything. I masked off the strip in the middle and stamped a background word sentiment, distressed lightly with tumbled glass ink. Then I used the newest Studio Calico card kit stamp for the little cloud, sun, rain, umbrella etc… Here’s a close up, so you can see how the words show up in the stamped images.
I made this card a couple of times. I also stamped a couple of raindrops in color to play off the words of brightening my day!!
***** My 6 year old daughter saw this card and wanted to give it a go – so here is her version:
And, I just had to add a couple of pics in from our first day of spring. The kids have been desperate to go swimming again, so it’s been quite lovely (in the 70′s) over the past couple of days and being school holidays I thought it’d be funny to see what they thought of the water (knowing full well it was going to be freezing)… Well, they had a very quick dip. Promptly jumped out and sunned themselves!!
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Just a quick post for today. The clean and simple class day 9 had some great inspiration for textural effects on a one layer card – this was my take on the card by Debby Hughes. I stamped the bunny, balloon and sentiment. I masked off the bunny and balloon and used some copper perfect pearls mixed with water to splatter on my paper. I also used the falling hearts stencils with the Wendy Vecchi embossing paste for the hearts. I colored the bunny with Copics and added some wink of stella glitter to the balloon. Different media for a textured one layer card (although I did mount the card stock onto the actual card so the copic markers didn’t show through the on the inside of the card).
I will enter this in the Less is More challenge which is masking or stenciling.