Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Awesomely Artistic for Global Design Project

There are several reasons for today's card design. First of all, it is the third design for our Technique classes this week on backgrounds. Secondly, Global Design Project Challenge blog is having a colour challenge this week:

And, thirdly, Mary Fish posted a card Monday morning on her blog that I really loved and I immediately decided to change one of my class designs over to a CASE of her project. So I got out the three colours for the challenge, and my sponge daubers and my Awesomely Artistic stamp set and here's what happened:

  • The colours from this challenge are fairly intense unless they are softened a bit, and sponge daubers are the ideal way of softening them. They can then blend together in a more muted and natural way. The sharp edges on the top and the bottom is created with Post It tape.
  • The Awesomely Artistic images were stamped using Basic Black Archival ink right on top of the sponging. The bush is a large stamp and I had some issues with having it inked up properly in the middle of the stamp or not getting enough pressure on it. I have a wood mount set and so I couldn't use my Stamparatus, but if my set was clear mount, it would have been a cinch to reink and restamp the image to get better coverage. As it was, I covered it up with a dragonfly image, which I likely would have positioned there anyway. I also added some of the splatter images, stamped off once, near both dragonflies. This further helped to cover the area not completely inked.
  • This was the perfect occasion for the Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon, wrapped just around the front panel of Whisper White cardstock and fastened with Fast Fuse on the back.
  • I tried stamping the sentiment frame and word in Basic Black Archival ink first, but it just looked too stark and took away from the main image, so I tried again using Soft Suede ink for the frame and Calypso Coral ink for the sentiment itself. The frame is die cut using the retired Project Life Cards and Label Framelits, which I will probably never let go because they are so darned useful for the larger sentiments. It is mounted using Stampin' Dimensionals, as is the whole image panel itself.
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Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
Big Shot

1 comment :

Jan Clothier said...

This is a beautiful card, Heather and this is one of my favourite sets. Love the background and the way the dragonflies fly out of the frame.