Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Colour Q & Stampin' 411

Finally back at it. It has been a few days seen I have seen my craft room. So much to do and never enough time. I was inspired today by Colour Q's challenge #84 and Stampin' 411's sketch #202. I've used alot of Daffodil Delight and Old Olive lately but it was refreshing to pull out a colour like Not Quite Navy. I had to substitute Very Vanilla for Whisper White. I hate it when I run out of a colour like white. How do I let that happen???I had fun with the masking technique today. I punched out a bunch of circles and put them on my dsp with dotto and then brayered over them. Love the effect. I'll be trying this again soon with some other shapes.
Then there are these fun flowers. I can't seem to ever put a flower on a page without layering it and this Floral Fusion Sizzlit sure did the trick. I sponged the tips and sponged a little Old Olive in the middle of the flowers and placed a few Basic Pearls in the middle. Once I had all the flowers placed I added some Crystal Effects to the top layer.

When I was ready to put the layers together I decided I needed to add a little something to the bottom layer. So...I embossed 2 corners using the Elegant Bouquet Folder and then sponged them to bring out the impression.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a splendid week!


Hi, I'm Lee Conrey!

This effect is really cool! I'll be trying this too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Julie B

This card is awesome - so many nice details!! I especially love how you did the flowers - with the sponged centers and all the pearls. And the background with the circles - so cool!


I love the masked background!! I thought you had a cool new dsp until I read your post...very clever! LOVE the flowers & pearls too :)


Wow!! I love how you did the background and all those Flower Fusion flowers and pearls!!! GORGEOUS!

Patti Chesky

This card is AWESOME! Love the background, the flowers. What's not to love?


Marlene, I LOVE this effect! I have a bunch of little punchouts from my Triple Blossom punch and perhaps I could come up with something using them! FUN! Thanks so much for playing CQC this week!


Great card, Marlene! I love the embossing and the masking, such a really lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.


love those great flowers!

Sunflower Stamper

Beautiful card!! Thanks for the inspiration!!


Those flowers are gorgeous! Congratulations on the Stamping 411 showcase pick!


Marlene -- this is just gorgeous. Love that you masked on the DSP -- what a fabulous affect! Great job! Thanks for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen


Love the background you created with the masking technique--I must get a brayer one of these days! The cluster of flowers is fantastic, too. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!


Wow, I really love the masked background, so unique and makes a great jumping off point for those fab flowers:) Thanks for joining us at CQC this week! :)

Selene Kempton

I really love all the awesome details you have going on here. gorgeous use of color, and I love that you photographed it on the piano.. :D


Beautiful flowers! Love all of the details and layers on your card!


Stunning...I love the background. Plus all those pearls on the Flower Fusion flowers!

kasia c.

Wow, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love that background of masked circles with the text. Awesome! Fabulous take on this week's colours. Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ. :)

Linda Beeson

Wow, I had to read every word to understand what you did here with some really great techniques that I will be trying for sure! Wonderful card.

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