Monday, June 04, 2007

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

Beate posts a sketch on her blog (fresh & fun) on Fridays. I looked at it on Friday--but kept getting distracted. I had also done a few "false starts" for Jen's Limited Supply Bonus Challenge.

Well, today they all came together. (With a little help from a trip to the $ store yesterday.)

I looked to see what embellishments, paper and stamps fit into the requirements (monochromatic and floral retiring) and I built it up from there.

Happy Harmony is from Sell-A-Bration--so of course that is retiring. I had plenty of black, grey and white items--So away I went!!

The flower trio is stamped with white pigment/Craft ink, and embossed with white. I sponged the grey ink over the flowers to create a shadow by resist. I used the Color Spritzer tool to add depth. The image was cut out with the Coluzzle cutting system. I also cut out a black and white circle--each just one size larger than the grey circle.

The black circle was scalloped with a small corner rounder punch. The grey and the black are adhered together but popped off the white circle (which is sponged with grey).

The horizontal strip is Whisper White, Canvas stamped in and sponged with Going Grey.

On the grey background I stamped the Swirls in Going Grey, and highlighted them with a white gel pen. The black flowers are punched from black and I added the jewels. The sentiment is inked with a black marker (to leave out part of the sentiment) and stamped on white, and corners punched.

Materials (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
  • Stamps: Happy Harmony, Canvas, Swirls: by Rhonna Ferrer for Autumn Leaves
  • Paper: Basic Black, Going Grey, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black marker, Going Grey, Whisper White (Craft)
  • Accessories: Coluzzle, ticket corner punch, corner rounder punch, white gel pen, sponge, flower punch-$ store, jewels-PSX
Thanks for stopping by to look!

7 comments:

beate said...

Juliana, your card is absolutely stunning. I love it in the gray tones, I love the swirls...everything. It's simply gorgeous!

Vicki said...

This is so gorgeous!!!

Markie's Mom said...

Jules, this is so wonderful!!!! OMGosh, I love everything about it! Wow!!!!!

Stampin' Project Junkie! said...

This is sooo gorgoues Jules!!!!! You did a great job!!

Debi said...

Jules, this is fabulous!

Billie said...

I am so casing this it beautiful. Your awesome and a super star!!!

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