Sunday, March 16, 2014
I've been making woodgrain backgrounds again. This time, it's a fence with a clematis growing up it. Or trailing down it, depending on your point of view. Online Card Class has been covering inlaid die cuts but mine is definitely more than a one layer card. I was also inspired by Gayatri's fabulous DT card for CAS(E) This Sketch where she also used inlaid die cuts in vibrant colours. I've gone for a less vibrant palette and taken a small liberty or two with the sketch.
I also had the inspiration photo from Curtain Call in mind when I made the card. See the wooden barrel and the flowers.
I've used a Magenta stamp for the flowers, so I can enter it into Magenta's March challenge, Spring Is Coming. Think Clematis Montana Rubens -ish.
Simon Says Monday Challenge is D for Distress. Distress Inks and distressed edges for me.
And at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, it's Mother's Day or Special Girl:
Diecut Clustered Leaves from white card, stamp text with Versafine Smoky Grey, smooch with Distress Ink (Bundled Sage). Die cut Clustered Leaves from distressed fence, replace with green leaves die cut. Stamp flowers on white card with Versafine Onyx Black, colour with Distress Inks (Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord), cut out. I added some pink to outline the flowers and give them a bit more oomph. Speech bubble from X-Cut. Sentiment from unknown.
ETA: I forgot to link it up to FUSION! I've used the sketch: