I had some free time yesterday and decided to play along with Papertrey’s Make it Monday: Shadow Backgrounds.
The concept is to make the images in the background grey or the same color as the cardstock and the main image is full of color. There were two image techniques I noticed – using outline and solid stamps together or larger and smaller images together. I made cards using the two image techniques.
My outline and solid card is also a clean and simple card:
It is cas only in that there limited layers.
I started by stamping the outline balloon image on the background and then added white clouds to help connect everything and make a flow.
My large and small image card is much less cas:
This image is the only one I have in my stash where I have a large and small version. I wish I had a slightly lighter grey, but between the bold colors and the plaid stripes, I feel like the focus is where it belongs.
This was a fun technique!
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the sky is the limit
Stamps: Up Up Away (Papertrey Ink – PTI);; Ink: Pool (Hero Arts); Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Enchanted Evening (PTI); Paper: Spring Rain, White (PTI); Other: Up Up Away die, Double Ended Banner die (PTI);
I recently picked up this stamp set and thought – with its rectangle shape and built in border – it would be perfect for this sketch.
I colored it with Copics. I’ve seen other cards with multi colored dots surrounding an image. I didn’t pull it off, but this was my first attempt. I’m not sure why I don’t feel like I “nailed it”, but I’ll try it again one day.
I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!
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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).
Stamps: Botanical Blocks IV (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Ink: Black (Momento); Paper: White (PTI); Merry Moments DSP (Stampin’Up);
It has been a crazy few weeks. I haven’t had much time to play in other challenges. Thankfully, The Library Challenge runs for a month! May’s challenge is the book “Brideshead Revisited”. I used the cover for my inspiration – and used quite a bit of it: the colors, a car, the scarf, the way the words go “out-of-the-box” of the scarf.
I also liked the little scratch marks in the bends of the scarf, so I added a few of my own with a marker.
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Stamps: Enjoy the Ride (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Ink: Pumpkin Pie (Hero Arts); Scattered Rose distress marker (Ranger); Burnt Umber (Momento); Paper: Peach Bellini (My Favorite Things); Cajun Craze (Stampin’Up); Vellum (PTI); Other: Swiss Dot embossing (Cuttlebug); Layered Banner die, Enjoy the Ride die, Birthday Cheer die (PTI);