Thursday, May 15, 2014

Peaceful Petals Art CCMC303

Hi there!  Today we have a wonderful sketch from Create with Connie and Mary for our challenge 303; it's very simple and it offers SO many possibilities!  I chose to use my lovely Peaceful Petals set from the Occasions catalog; sadly this set is not in the new Annual Catalog which will be available soon.  I also used the new Work of Art set which is in the new catalog!

I chose a color scheme of Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana with Whisper White.  On the top layer of white cardstock I first stamped the chevron stamp from Work of Art: I inked it with Stampin' Write Markers (water-based) and spritzed it from a distance to get just a small amount of moisture on it then stamped it.  Next, without reinking, I spritzed the chevron stamp again and stamped again, giving a very soft image.  The small scattered dots were stamped using a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set with Coastal Cabana ink.

In the top picture you can better see the random chevron texture which was achieved using our Chevron Embossing Folder; instead of running it through the Big Shot, I very carefully used a rubber mallet in random places on the card front.  I think this is a very cool technique; what do you think?

The largest flower stamp in the set was stamped with Memento Black ink onto Whisper White then colored with the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities Marker set of three and the center with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers.  The flower stem is handcut Whisper White colored with Coastal Cabana Markers; the leaves were stamped then colored with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities and cut out.    The Rhinestones were colored with the Blendabilities Markers, which we can now do because the Blendabilities are alcohol-based!!  (YAY!! BIG SMILE on my face!!)

Stamps:  Peaceful Petals, Work of Art*, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black*, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Markers (water-based).  Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Markers*
Paper:  Whisper White and Calypso Coral
Accessories:  Paper Snips, Spritzer, Rhinestones, Chevron Embossing Folder, rubber mallet,

*new in upcoming 2014-15 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog

Here is the sketch for this week:  Isn't this easy and open to your imagination?!!

Be sure and join us this week by making a card or project using this sketch; the challenge guidelines are on the Create with Connie and Mary website.  While there, be SURE to look at the cards of the other Challenge Team Members... they are so talented and inspiring!!

Thanks for visiting today!  Live creatively!



Nicole Tugrul said...

Gorgeous!! I love how you added the chevron stamp from Work of Art with the Chevron EF, very clever!! I will have to remember to try that!

Rose said...

Love all the details on your card. The coloring is beautiful!

Lisa Young said...

Your coloring is amazing! Love the intense color of the flower against the chevron background.

Lisa Martz said...

I love the rubber mallet idea with the embossing folder! How clever! Love it! Really pretty card! Great job!

Debbie Henderson said...

I can just picture you with the mallet, too funny but very interesting technique Margaret. Your card is lovely!

Jan Hoyt said...

thats beautiful and I am so happy that you shared the trick of using the chevron/mallet was driving me crazy wondering how you managed that! GREAT card...TFS!
Jan Hoyt O'Fallon, IL

Melissa Davies said...

I need to go raid my husbands tool box! What a fantastic idea for the embossing folder!

Joanne said...

Love the blended colouring on your flower but the embossing folder trick is just genius!! Thanks for sharing - I'm off to find a rubber mallet!

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