I really didn't have the time nor the energy to create a card today. Today was my big grocery shopping and I am just tired. So, I had just completed this card a few days ago and thought it would work for todays Ways to Use it challenge. Here are the colors that inspired me. http://kuler.adobe.com/#themes/searc...serId%3A137621. This is a combination challenge. I really had fun admiring all the lovely cards made by Jaydekay as the Featured Stamper. I decided to do another card and this is the one I chose to case. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=42410. My kids have been stamping with me all day and they wanted to learn how to watercolor with pencils, so I showed them on this card. They will post their cards tomorrow. Yes, they cased hers too with the same image as mine, but a little bit different layout. Anyhow, here is my story. I stamped the grapes onto watercolor paper with black ink. I colored them using Prismacolor pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirts, and blending stumps. I accidently spilled the OMS everywhere on the table and we all laughed. I said mistakes happen. They thought it was funny because it was ME that did it this time. I sponged around the image with mustard ink and used the distressing on the edges as well. I used the versamark pen on the grapes, clear emboss powder, and the heat tool to give it a shiny look. It's hard to see in the picture. I used a piece of eggplant and old olive c/s, and used the cuttlebug swirl folder on them. Attached to black c/s. Pierced around the edges on both. I did the same technique on the bottom layer so far as the distress, sponging, and the piercing goes. I pierced the black c/s edges by hand because it was hard to see through the piercing mat because of the dark c/s. I added more piercing with the tool on the grape image in the corners. I added gold cording to complete the look. You know what's funny, is that after I completed this layout. It dawned on me that her image from flowers and not grapes. Thanks for these great challenges and the inspirations to help me create this cards. Does it still fit the FS challenge? I hope you like it. Have a great night!
Updated note: my kids cards are alot better than mine. I forgot to add a sentiment to my cards.
Registered: May 15, 2005 Location: Arlington, Washington Posts: 30301
Sun, Jan 11, 2009 @ 10:28 PM
how funny! grapes or flowers! Honestly my flowers do look like grapes. not to worry. I love your wonderful grapes and design..love the rich colors and all the layers, paper piecing and great antiquing... I am lovin eveything!
thanks bunches for playing today!