Saturday, September 17, 2011
Hi there! I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. I sure am. Earlier today, I met up with my friend Holly and her sweeeeet daughter Rachel and we went to the thrift stores in town. I didn't find any treasures. Maybe next time. :)
I'm sharing a card with you that I created for the Verve Get Your Diva On contest for September. You can real all about it here.
The challenge is to create a monochromatic card. Just my kind of challenge! The color inspiration for my card came from the print paper. It was a scrap that I had laying on my desk from a previous project. I think it is from Graphic 45 if I remember right. I started going through my stash and pulling things together that I thought would work. The flower was created by punching scalloped circles from a scrap of American Crafts Peachy Keen collection. To get the perfect color of ink, I first inked up the image with Adirondack Salmon ink and then added some Adirondack Mountain Rose ink before I stamped the image onto the paper. The Salmon was too light and the Mountain Rose was too bright, but the two of them together were perfect! Give it a try! Just remember to ink up with your lightest color first, so that you don't taint your inkpad with dark ink. Oh, that would be bad! I finished off my card with some light yellow pearls that were on my desk from a previous project. I just went over them with a Copic marker that was just the right color. Love that!
I've got another Verve card in the works using my pal Tosh's awesome sketch for the Viva la Verve week 3 challenge.
See you soon,