This is the sketch for this weeks challenge:
Would you believe I already have my card done for this weeks MMSC#73. And just as I was starting on this post, I noticed I'd been awarded an MMSC Remarkables award for my entry in MMSC#72. How thrilling. Thanks to Priscilla and her team for what is my first blogging award. You can't imagine how encouraging it is to know that others like my creations.
I can't believe I've used almost the same colours for this entry, but I've tried to use a different style - a little more Contemporary than Vintage, but the ol' Vintage keeps creeping in around the edges!
This card evolved from the background. I was showing my friend Linda how to do brayered backgrounds and demonstrated a couple of different techniques, then added the sponging at the bottom to create the hills. I liked what "happened" so kept it aside to make a card later. Little did I realize "later" would be just 2 days later when I saw the sneak peek of MMSC#73.
So, what have I used? All Stampin' Up!® goodies of course. I am dedicated to them. Pink Pirouette card stock and ink; Soft Suede card stock and ink, plus some Chocolate Chip ink for the darker branches. Quite a simple palette, but apply these to white and the effect is soft.
This detail shot shows the gorgeous effects that can be achieved with the brayer. I do love this technique, and constantly find myself yearning to try more. I tore a little card stock to use as a mask for the hills, and added sponging to the edges of all layers of the card.
The photo corners were punched with the SU Photo Corners punch, then stamped with Soft Suede that had been "stamped off" on a scrap to achieve a lighter tone. The brads are from the Antique Brad range from SU. Instead of additional flowers I used my Paper Piercer and Matt Pack to pierce decoration in the torn Soft Suede card at the edges of the main image. There is a little whoopsie in the card, but I'll leave you to find that if you want to bother. I hope you enjoy the play of textures and the variety of techniques I've used.