Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sketch Challenge including a Christmas Image at Retro Rubber


This is our third challenge over at Retro Rubber ChallengeBlog and for the next two weeks we will be working from the following challenge sketch.  

 
 
The rules are simple!  Use stamp images that you have had in your stash for more than a year and join the fun.  (The blog will fill you in on the particulars!)

I recently had a birthday and requested a set of the new alcohol pens made by Chameleon.  It seemed like forever before they finally arrived!  But when they did I went right to work and practiced on this wonderful image!   I have made many a Christmas card in the years I have been stamping and my favorite style has always been a modern twist on an Angel image.  So this is no exception! 


How To:

1.     I started with the image from The Stamping Bug LLC and used that to determine the dimensions of the rest of my card.  Since I knew I wanted to over stamp the image later, first I used StazOn Jet Black to stamp on an acrylic sheet using my StampLiner.  I stamped the image on 3 ½ “ x 5” white card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black, a water based permanent ink that will not bleed when using alcohol inks.
2.     I pulled out my trusty color wheel and went with a triad of colors for the main theme of the image.  PR4 Purple Grape for the dress, GR3 Grass Green for the trim, and OR4 Seville Orange for the wings.  The face and hands are NU1 Bisque, with PK3 for the cheeks.  A little honesty here . . . I colored this image at least 10 times before I got the quality I wanted.  Practice with a new tool is important!




3.     The StampLiner allowed me to perfectly stamp the image again with Encore Silver and heat emboss with Creations Unlimited Silver Satin Pearl embossing powder.  I choose an opaque embossing powder to make sure the black lines would not show through.  The edges of the card were also inked and heat embossed. 
4.     The sentiment by Hero Arts seemed to overpower the image so I masked all but the “Joy” and inked the image with Encore Silver.  Then I stamped the image on white card stock and die cut it with Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, then inked the edges.  A pearlized card stock from Prima was a match to the orange, so the  next size of Opulent Ovals was die cut and pressure embossed with the both dies. 
5.     The border is a combination of Spellbinders Scalloped Borders One, and 10 inches of Best Value Organdy sheer ribbon.  I sprayed the ribbon with Fireworks Grape Jelly to give it just a hint of purple.  Then I gathered it the old fashioned way with needle and thread before adhering.  


6.     The pearlized green card stock also by Prima was trimmed to 5 ¼ “ x 6 ¾” and then pressure embossed with Darice Flourish Corner.
7.     The final embellishment is DCWV pearls that are colored with my new Chameleon pens to match the card.  The layers are adhered with adhesive and dimension foam dots.


Thanks for coming by my little section of blog-land!  Please come join us at Retro RubberChallenge Blog and play along with this sketch!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges as well:
 

26 comments:

  1. Bright and fun details for this card...good job on the sketch!!

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    1. It is all in the details, thank you Katy!

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  2. Beautiful card with a really fun stamp! I just found out about the Chameleon pens and now you make me really want them, too! Love your card!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! The Chameleon pens are fun to play with, and work better with small images!

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  3. What a fab card ,love the image and colours you have chosen
    Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiments and good luck
    Lalkygirl xx

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  4. Great techniques and colors! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea

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    1. Always a pleasure, it is fun to work on RRI challenges.

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  5. really gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy
    hugs
    céline

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  6. Love that stamp Neva. The details on the card are great. Cx

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    1. Thanks, she can be done in several different ways like with glitter too!

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  7. You did a great job with the new markers. Great work!!

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    1. Thanks Katie, still want to play more with them!

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  8. This is such a beautiful card, the detailing and the instructions are great! Those new markers work great!

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    1. Thank you Jane, the markers are fun!

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  9. What a pretty card - this image is gorgeous! I love how you added the pearls to her! Very pretty die cut you've used to accent your sentiment - awesome! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxox

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    1. It was pearls or glitter and the pearls were easy to match with the Chameleon pens!
      Thank you!

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  10. What a fun card...I am interested in the new markers too! Thank you for joining the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

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    1. I am excited to see what the new DT will come up with and am waiting for their announcement to come soon! Thank you.

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  11. Fab fun and modern! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

    PS you have your word verification on might put some people off of commenting...

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    1. Fixed the word verification, Thank you. Most of my Christmas cards are more modern, but occasionally I go with more traditional colors.

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  12. Very pretty and modern design. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

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  13. Bright and beautiful. Great details on your blog.

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