Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ombre HI

Hello everyone,

Today I am so happy to FINALLY post my card from Society of Stampaholics March Challenge.  I used both the color and sketch challenge (see below).

2015-03

2015-03
Sketch and color challenge
Society of Stampaholics: March 
My new friend Arlene from California has received her card. You should check out her blog; she is talented beyond words and to be honest, I was kind of intimidated to create a card for her. Anyhow, she got it and now I can finally share it with you!! I hope you like it!!

Using the color palette from the challenge I sponged
the paper to create an ombre sunset effect
Utilizing the sketch, I used coordinated
enamel dots to complete the design.
Detail of the sentiment 'hi there' with
matching enamel dot.
This card was so much to make. At first the colors gave me a headache but then I started playing and found they made my heart sing!!  So this is how I did it:

  1. Cut my CS to an A2 size: 4.25"x 5.5" card.
  2. Using the colors from challenge I started sponging the background creating an ombre effect. 
  3. Cut the violet CS at an angle and trimmed the edges.
  4. Die cut the word 'hi' leaving negative on the bottom part of the design and positive space to complete the one word sentiment. Adhered to card.
  5. Got my alphabet stamps out and stamped the word 'there'.
  6. Adhered enamel dots to the card per the sketch to match the color scheme.
I have found that sponging the background is much easier for me and bears better results than using the brayer. Just my own personal preference. I tried looking for the video on how to do it, but I can't seem to find it.. If I find it, I will make sure to post it..

I hope you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for jumping on over here. Please leave any comments good, happy, or otherwise.. I hope you have a great day and we will see you soon!

All the best,
Shawna 



3 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done Shawna

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I received a notification that you join me GOOGLE + to your circles, so out of curiosity I entered to your blog. My God! This is great, I found so many amazing inspiration! I am glad that I found you, now I'm up to date with your cards:-) This card is awesome! The colors and layout are very impressive!
Regards,
Bozena

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I received a notification that you join me GOOGLE + to your circles, so out of curiosity I entered to your blog. My God! This is great, I found so many amazing inspiration! I am glad that I found you, now I'm up to date with your cards:-) This card is awesome! The colors and layout are very impressive!
Regards,
Bozena

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