Monday, March 14, 2011

Aqua, blue and grey

What fun colors to work with!  Here is the inspiration picture for CR84FN's challenge #19:


And here is what I did with the colors:


I'm still loving making these stamped layered backrounds, so here is another incorporating the colors for the challenge.  I started with white paper, mooshed some weathered wood distress ink onto an acrylic block, spritzed with water and stamped over my white-embossed top-half of the Music Collage.  Then I overstamped the Magical Backiground using faded jeans distress ink, and the real violet 3 times using broken china distress ink.  This panel was then framed in aqua cardstock, layered over a panel each of grey and darker blue, stamped with the same Magical Background, and inserted a doily in between to bring out the white embossing.  The ribbon is from Donna, the pearls from Virginia - thanks ladies!

supplies: white, grey, aqua and blue cardstock, Hero Arts S5501 Musical Collage, CG211 Magical Background, CL430 Real Garden Petals, CLCL307 SparkleClear Mini Messages, weathered wood, broken china, faded jeans distress inks, versamark ink and white embossing powder, hand-dyed seam binding, aqua pearls, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch, white doily

25 comments:

  1. Wow!!!! Lin, this is breathtaking! So many gorgeous layers of color and pattern. When I clicked it to enlarge the picture, the stamped areas actually looked three dimensional in places. Gorgeous technique, and a beautiful card.

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  2. Gorgeous card, love all the different layers of stamping. Thanks for playing along at CR84FN.xxx

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  3. Beautiful! Love the colours and layers!

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  4. Another stunning card Lin - you are blowing me away with your clever layered backgrounds ;)
    Hugs, Ruth S

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  5. You are really knocking them out of the park with your stamped layered bgs Lin! This is another beauty! The cool color combination is gorgeous!

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  6. Amazing card, Lin! That inspiration picture was made for you! Love the gorgeous way you've incorporated all the blues and the wonderful mix of stamps you've used! Just beautiful, my friend!

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  7. Beautiful card! Love your background, the butterfly and doily. So pretty!
    Hugs and smiles

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  8. Oh how beautiful! Love the butterfly and the music background. Such a great mix of textures too!

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  9. that's an aqua, blue and grey masterpiece if i do say so myself, lin! how are you? long time no check in because i've been bogged down! big hugs.

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  10. This is amazing, Lin! Love how you used these colors and elements! I really like the music notes in this, too! And oh...do check Sav's blog :)

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  11. Absolutely STUNNING layered background! Gorgeous seam binding, butterfly and doily too! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!! Great take on the challenge colors!

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  12. Lin your cards are all fantastic. I love what you are doing xoxoxoxo

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  13. Gorgeous! Perfect Lin colors and your did them justice! Wonderful layering of stamps and colors. Glad you joined us at CR84FN!

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  14. Love this gorgeous card, Lin! Your music background is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

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  15. Lin, you are totally matering this layering technique...another amazingly beautiful card!

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  16. WOW Lin! You did an amazing job creating that background! The butterfly and pearl combo adds such a nice elegant touch! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

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  17. Lin, you really have hit the nail with this one! Totally stunning Lin

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  18. This is such a gorgeous card, Lin! I love all the wonderful layering of images on the main panel! Beautiful colours and embellishing too!

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  19. Mesmerizing details! So many fabulous stamps immersed into this beauty! Love the blues!

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  20. What a fun card. I love your layers placed so perfectly. This card is very tantalizing to the eye. Gorgeous!

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  21. I just LOVE the stamp layering... I MUST try this!! I also love the shade of your seam binding, it's beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us again at CR84FN!

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  22. Wow, a real stunner! Gorgeous layers and stamping, just perfect.

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  23. Lin, LOVE the FAB backgroundyou created! Your description makes it sound so easy! GORGEOUS bow and pearls, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  24. This is lovely - so many fab layers and I love the music stamp too! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

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