Sunday, 28 April 2013

Card Makeover


I like playing along with One Layer Wednesday, one of the first blog challenges I ever entered.  This week Karen's got a makeover challenge:

MAKEOVERS - remake one of your cards

Come and join us, there's only a few of us this week and it's a bit lonely.  I chose to do a makeover on this card,

turning it from a multi-layer card to a one-layer card, using a stamp for the flower image instead of the die-cut, and incorporating the sketch from this week's Less is More:


Bit of a radical makeover, but I think it still retains the general character of the first card.

I masked an area on the card, including the strip for the sentiment, and loosely washed Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac distress inks over with my Chinese water brush.  Leaving the mask in place, I stamped the flower (JOFY JM13) in Versafine Onyx Black, then removed the mask and stamped the sentiment (Paper Smooches).  I used Tombow markers to colour the flowerhead, leaves and stems, so I'm entering it into Addicted to Stamps and More:

MAKE YOUR MARK

And I'm also entering it into The Wonder of Watercolour challenge at Moxie Fab World.

24 comments:

  1. This is great and I love that stamp! I've been so tempted to buy it many times but have stayed strong. Don't know if I still can after seeing this!

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  2. Oh wow! I love how you combined the two challenges. I love the coolness of the colours - this is a gorgeous makeover (not that there was anything wrong with the first card!)

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  3. Two great version of our sketch!
    It's difficult to choose a favourite!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. perfect one-layer, cas, beautifully designed card! love the wash of blue interrupted by the sentiment. gorgeous effect!

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  5. Although I adore the first version, this is absolutely stunning! The water washed colors are magnificent together. I love the masked sentiment area!

    ... stunning simplicity that takes my breath away!

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  6. Oh, I love this design, it's so fabulous in it's clean simplicity!

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  7. This is so amazing. I am definitely going to try this wash technique. It is really beautiful~hugs Deanna

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  8. shirley these are fabulous.. 1st one is my fave

    Fabulous interpretation of my Sketch. Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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  9. Hi Shirley. Beautiful watercolored background. Love those colors together. Fabulous design. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll xx

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  10. Hi,
    this card is wonderfull. I love it.
    Lisa

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  11. Sigh ... just so beautiful, Shirley ... I love these delicious colours in their perfect watercolour wash ... sigh (again)! Anita :)

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  12. Hi again! I really loved your first card but am in awe over your remake. Stunningly beautiful one-layer card. Thanks for your second entry in our challenge this week at ATS&M.

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  13. Beautiful water-coloured ombre effect for the background and love the space left for the sentiment too :0)

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  14. Such a beautiful makeover! I love the color palette you chose, too!

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  15. great card....love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with the OLW this week!
    hugs,
    k

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  16. Hey Shirley! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  17. I LOVE the simplicity here, Shirley! Congrats on your Moxie mention!

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  18. Yippie for you, Miss Shirley Bee!

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  19. Lovely card! Congratulations on your mention!

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