Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Happiness Shared

I'm always happy when I'm stamping - in fact I'm always happy. I wonder if that means I spend all my time stamping! Those of you who know me well will no doubt believe that, but I do enjoy other interests as well. However, today I'm going to share some more stamping with you and that is my DT design for the jac-inks Challenge #2 which is a SKETCH challenge.

I've used the Stampin' Up!® stamp set named "Happiness Shared". A sweet little set of 4 images that are just right for colouring with chalks or inks.

I've turned the sketch on its side and realigned the greeting - just to make it my own.
The larger flower has been stamped twice then fussy cut and raised on a dimensional.

The detail shot shows all the textures used, ranging from Stampin' Up! exclusive dry embossing folders to simply scrunching up a die cut circle then inking and sponging colour over it. And the Chantilly Crochet Trim provides additional texture.

Pink and green, being complimentary colours, create a neutral and therefore softening effect when applied over each other. You can see the effect gained in the sponging inside the circle of this smaller image. Lots of distressed and sponged edges add to the aged look of this card. 

I made up some Frost White Shimmer Paint into a mist by mixing it with alcohol and water, and sprayed the entire card. It has given it a lovely soft sheen.
Colours used in this card are:
Certainly Celery
Pretty In Pink
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red

It would be wonderful to see you pop over to jac-inks Challenge blog and enter our Sketch Challenge. The Challenge goes for 2 weeks starting February 15th. We'd certainly love to see your take on this sketch.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card. I especially love the flower you add as extra.


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