Saturday, July 20, 2013

Shades of Orange

Today at StampTV Lee began a new Live Chat Challenge that will be a new on every other Saturday I believe. Check it out! Today's challenge is to use some Gina K. Design floral stamps and an encouraging sentiment, then send the card to a friend who could really use the card now. Since I had also just watched a new technique for sponging on YouTube, I incorporated that into my challenge card.

Entered Into STV Live Chat Challenge: Floral Encouragement card

Come on over and play along with us. Gina will be giving away a fabulous prize!!!

I stamped the flowers, leaves and butterflies from the stamp set in Wild Honey distress ink. I gently sponged the outer edges of the image with Dried Marigold, leaving the center of the image lighter. Then I sponged darker Wild Honey around the edges and corners, including sponging the edges really dark. This will help the image to 'pop' on a white card base.

Stamp set: Summer Blooms by Gina K. Designs
Cardstock also by Gina K. Designs, Pure Luxury White





6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card Rosy, I just love the colouring it is so WOW!! Hugs, Jen :-) xx
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    (I am having to mention my blog like this Rosy, my laptop is sick and is away to be repaired, I an using my son's laptop :-(

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  2. Rosy, this is a fabulously cheerful card. That bright color is bound to be an uplift to your recipient. Love the way you did the stamping & sponging. I keep trying on the sponging, still not where I'd like to be on that technique as yet, but yours is lovely. Do you follow http://cardz.wordpress.com/ by Heather Telford? She's fantastic, and has some good youtubes as well as instructions on her blog. Very inspirational. Your orange-yellow tones were so pretty with the light blue background too. Great color combo. TFS & Hugs

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  3. This is so bright and cheery looking. I admired it in the StampTV gallery too. Orange and yellow always makes a person feel good. And, love all the subtle imagery in the design.

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  4. BEAUTIFUL, love all the shades of orange the stamping the inking fabulous job creating this card, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week..

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  5. Oh and looooove your new blog heading, the birds and all.......

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  6. Beautiful card! Love the orange - why don't I ever think to use orange? Great job!

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Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!