So I have to confess that I went on a little bit of a spending spree over the last few weeks so I was pretty excited to play with my new stuff. My order from Walter and Winnie just came in last Thursday and I had ordered the Multifaceted full card front die as well as the smaller stamp - I knew when I ordered them that they would quickly jump into my stash of faves, and they did not disappoint.
The first cards I did were for the TIME OUT challenge of the week - inspiration from this photo:
So there were a few things that I really focused on in this picture - hot pink and orange is one of my favourite colour combos, and the graphic design is quite cool. Here is my interpretation:
I started out by coating two panels of Neenah Solar White with a few colours of Silks glazes - focused on pink and orange of course! I did two because I had originally planned on on mixing the bits up - even though I didn't end up doing it. After die cutting the panels, I removed the grid and the outer most triangles, and then I popped all the remaining pieces up on a card. I die cut some W&W greetings (also part of my order!) and painted them with some black Wink of Stella. I added the die cuts on some pieces of torn vellum and finished the cards with some clear dew drops.
I will link these cards up to a couple of places:
- TIME OUT who provided the fabulous picture inspiration
- Simon Says Stamp where Anything Goes this week
For my next card, I focused on the Multifaceted stamp which I white heat embossed on watercolour paper. I used my new Hickory Smoke Distress marker and some water to "watercolour" this background. As an aside, I absolutely LOVE Hickory Smoke - it is the perfect grey - I am going to predict that it will quickly become my most used Distress colour....
Once I had created my background, I stamped some CB Fresh Flowers on some watercolour paper which I then die cut and watercoloured in bright yellow with a little bit of orange and green.I popped them up on top of the grey panel for a little bit of dimension but I kept the stem flush to the card front. The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp and was white embossed on grey cardstock. The cardstock is also popped up in the middle but flush to the card front at the edges to create some interesting dimension - I really like the effect. I finished off the card with a few gems on the flowers
I took some inspiration for this card from a few places that I will link it back to:
- Less Is More have a fun sketch challenge this week:
- The Card Concept have a great colour challenge focused on grey, yellow and white:
Thanks for stopping by!
What a fabulous take on our TO photo. The colours you have picked really blend so well and such a cool doe to match the photo. Plus by using the vellum we miss nothing of the wonderful background. Card 2 is such a good example of how just a colour change and the addition of an image can make such a different card. So pleased you joined us at TO and TCCReplyDelete
Well, all three are simply fab - love the colours of the first two and the elegance of the third. Good Luck with the challengesReplyDelete
Oh Jill, these are so cool and totally my kind of card!!!! I just love that multi-faceted die from W&W and it was a perfect choice for this challenge. The way you coloured the pieces is amazing and love both of the pinkish entries. I actually popped in to say how much I liked your Card Concept entry, its so pretty with the faceted stamp behind it. But now I can say thank you so much for playing with us at TIME OUT and you totally rocked the challenge!!ReplyDelete
I can tell your new toys have inspired you, Jill - each of your cards is wonderful! Beautiful work! Isn't it great when everything flows and turns out so nicely!? Thanks for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!ReplyDelete
Wow, Jill ... what fantastic cards ... you've showcased W&W's Multifaceted beautifully! The yellow blooms against the stamped background are so pretty ... but it's those bright, vibrant graphic cards that take centre stage here ... they're stunning! I'm particularly taken with the first ... the colours and blending are awesome ... and I love the dimension! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)ReplyDelete
WOW!! These cards are STUNNING!! I love how you used the silks and the die on the first card. Such pretty colors!! The second card is my favorite, though. I LOVE the gray stamped image with the yellow flowers over it. Makes it POP!! Stunning design. Great take on the challenges.ReplyDelete
The grey stamped image is gorgeous Jill and it is perfect with a pop of yellow!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us this week
Less is More
A bunch of awesome cards Jill, love that die - I think I've a similar stamp from Winnie and Walter so you've inspired me to grab it and ink again ... think I may need the dies too!!!! LOL. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.ReplyDelete
Less is More
BEAUTIFUL!! all of them:) Grey is so elegant! Thanks fro playing at TCCC!ReplyDelete
Oooh, these cards are fabulous. Love the die and the stamp. And I would never think of watercolouring in grey but what a fantastic backdrop for your flowers!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with us.
Less is More
Fabulous cards, I especially love your entry for the card concept. Lovely use of the colors.ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards, Jill! Love the way you have used the faceted die - it is perfect for our challenge at TO! Love the grey and yellow combo too - you have sold me on the Hickory Smoke :)ReplyDelete
WOW, fabulous background, and I love your yellow flower!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)ReplyDelete
Cool, LOVE it! Great how you used that die - looks like a lot of work!ReplyDelete
You did it again...well done for getting honours at TO xxReplyDelete
Your cards are absolutely stunning. I just got that stamp and die from W&W--with all the facets, and you have inspired me with so many great ideas. Also, congratulations on winning TO.ReplyDelete