Monday, May 11, 2015

Farewell to Blooming with Kindness- A Color, Inspiration and May Challenge :-)

Hi Stampers!!

Here is another Mixed Media card (focal image is just one layer) that I designed using The Paper Players PP244 Color Challenge along with the Just Add Ink JAI261 Inspiration Challenge and the Splitcoaststampers’ Free For All F4A272 Colors of May Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

Again, if you have not already done so, I hope you will find the time to visit the above sites to check out the wonderful Design Team samples as well as their terrific galleries!

To create this card:

Using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, stamp the flower from the soon-to-be retired set, Blooming with Kindness onto a piece of Naturals White cardstock. 

Create a mask for the same flower stamp from a sticky note or scrap piece of paper, cover the initial stamped flower, re-ink the stamp using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp next to the masked image  (overlapping a bit). 

Repeat the above steps for the third flower.

Color the flowers using the Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Write Marker and color around the images with the Pistachio Pudding and Sahara Sand markers. 

Spritz the entire image with water, allow the ink  to spread a  bit, heat with the Heat Tool to dry and re-apply color as needed.

Once you are satisfied with the flowers, add additional shadows with the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker, spritz the image with water and stamp the border stamp from Summer Silhouettes with Sahara Sand Classic Ink.

Once the panel is dry, re-ink the border stamp with Sahara Sand Ink and stamp again over the background.

Ink the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge with Sahara Sand Classic Ink and stamp a bit of splatter on the panel.

Apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain over the background and two of the flowers to add a bit of interest and tone down the colors.  

Use the Faber-Castell® White Pitt Pen marker to add highlights to the flower center and a black Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencil to add shadows to the flower petals.

Stamp the sentiment with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, trim and mount onto the Lost Lagoon card  base.

Stamp Sets:  Blooming with Kindness, Summer Silhouettes,Trust God, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink:  Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, Sahara Sand; Stampin’ Write Markers- Lost Lagoon, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara  Sand; Faber-Castell® Pitt Pen White Marker, Ranger®  Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain

Paper: Naturals White, Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon

Accessories: Water Spritzer Bottle, Heat Tool

Thanks again for stopping by- have a great evening!  Tomorrow morning will be the start of the new SUO Challenge- we hope to see you in our gallery :-)


Barb said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the technique you've used. Thank you so much for sharing the step by step instructions. I own this stamp, it's one of my favs. I may have to try something similar with it.


Christine Blain said...

Great depth of colour in the flowers, Julie - and I LOVE the background. Thanks for sharing your creative use of stamps with us at Just Add Ink this week!

Unknown said...

Another Stunner! JULIE - you are SO SO talented. I don't get to comment often enough, but I can't think of a card of yours that I don't love! :)

Tara said...

What a gorgeous card!!

Nikki Spencer said...

What a fabulous inky creation Julie! Love the use of colour and the elements from the JAI Inspiration...Beautiful as always. Thanks for playing this week.

Jan Clothier said...

I admire the way you always make your flowers so three-dimensional and rich and this is no exception. A really beautiful card!

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful, Julie! I am continually amazed at the depth and warmth you get with paper, stamps & ink! Stunning! Thanks for participating in my challenge this week!
LeAnne, DT

Claire Broadwater said...

Gorgeous, Julie! You always amaze me with your beautiful flower creations! I love all the depth of color! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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