Thursday, March 10, 2011

Orange, yellow, and kraft

Here is the photo inspiration for this week's challenge at CR84FN:


I was having a little trouble with these colors early on in the week, but once I started playing with Shari Carroll's stamped layered background technique, it all came together in my card:


Briefly, the panel was made by first stamping and white embossing the bit of music on cream parchment cardstock.  Next I put distress ink directly on an acrylic block, spritzed it liberally with water, and then stamped over the music to make a block background, blotchy and uneven.  The next step is to overstamp the swirly background in a slightly darker brown ink.  And finally I added yellow, orange and green distress inks to an acrylic block, then "walked and wiggled" my flower stamp through, spritzing lightly with water, before stamping onto my background.  This panel was then trimmed, framed in golden yellow, and applied to my kraft card base which had been already stamped with the same swirly background.  To finish I stamped and cut out a daisy-like flower on orange cardstock, centered it with a button and twine, and added it along with a bit of lace. 

Supplies:  cream parchment, kraft, yellow and orange cardstocks,  Hero Arts S5501 Musical Collage (top edge of music only),  versamark ink and white embossing powder, antique linen distress ink for inking acrylic block for basic background,  CG211 Magical Background, inked with inked with AF184 Hero Hues Latte Chalk Ink, CG170 Wildflower Garden inked with mustard seed, spiced marmalade and peeled paint distress inks and water, CL374 Big and Small Flowers, CH231 Hero Hues Woven Lace, brown button, twine

13 comments:

  1. I love the beautiful and lush yellows and oranges!! I like how you embedded the music notes background amongst the flowers!

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  2. So eye-catching! Love all the layers and the lace and flower are perfect additions.

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  3. So pretty, love all the layers and the musical background!

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  4. Another wonderfully layered card, Lin! Love the way you've used the challenge colors!

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  5. Such a pretty card Lin! Love the flowers and embossed white musical notes combo! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

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  6. Love how you used the background stamp twice. The colors are great. I always enjoy seeing what you are going to do next.

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  7. WOW! That color combination is gorgeous and you totally blew it out of the park with your wonderful card! I love your work...always something pretty to see here. {hugs}

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  8. Lin what a FAB and GORGEOUS technique! This card is just BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the lace trim! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  9. You have certainly mastered the "walk and wiggle" Lin... your colours are so clear and clean looking. Such a pretty card.

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  10. Such a delicious card Lin - I love your effortless layering ;)
    Am hoping to fit in a little stamping this weekend so I may have to give this challenge a go! Hugs, Ruth S

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  11. Gorgeous card Lin!!! Love the layered image! Very pretty technique! Wonderful take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

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  12. This is lovely - the image is stunning - super technique. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

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  13. Gorgeous Lin! Love the layering and the lace across moves the eye horizontally. Lovely composition.

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