Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sahara Plum Wonder

Today I combined the Friday Mashup challenge with the sketch challenge at Seize the Birthday to come up with this card.  I also happened to use a new technique called Whitewash which I saw on Deb Valder's blog.  This technique is similar to the color wash technique, but I love the idea of using it on Whisper White cardstock, so you can color without pilling.  So, because this is the first time I've done this technique, I'm also linking to the Just Add Ink challenge to try a new technique.

I black embossed the image from Apothecary Art onto Whisper White cardstock, then colored using Whisper White craft ink and a blender pen.  Once that dried, I colored with Perfect Plum; Wisteria Wonder and Sahara Sand markers, using the technique on Deb's video.  Once that was done, I did something I very rarely do and glittered the image!  The ribbon and flower trim were dyed using Perfect Plum ink, water and rubbing alcohol, then dried in the microwave.

Mashup Challenge:

  1. Create a card using the colors "Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder".
  2. Create a card and "Mail or Deliver it to Someone Special".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a card with "Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder & Mail or Deliver it to someone special".
Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!)):

Stamps:  Apothecary Art; Curly Cute
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand; Perfect Plum; Wisteria Wonder; Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark; Basic Black; Whisper White
Accessories:  Black EP; Apothecary framelits; Vanilla Flower Trim; White Organza Ribbon; Lacy Brocade EF; Holiday Frames EF; Square Lattice EF; Fancy Fan EF; Vine Street EF; Dazzling Diamonds



Deanna Dean said...

This is so pretty. I love your choice of colors and the mix of textures. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Seize the Birthday.

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Cool Karren, I've done a similar thing to the technique only I coloured with our white gel pens then coloured over with blender pens & markers.

Heidi Baks said...

Love the muted result of the colors - beautiful! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Nikki Spencer said...

Very pretty Karren, love the technique and the effect it creates. Such pretty colours you have used too. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

jimlynn said...

Fabulous technique and a gorgeous card! So pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Christine Blain said...

Wow, Karren - this is really beautiful!! Love your use of the colours (go you, combining 3 challenges!), and of texture. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card - I really love your colours. Chantell JAI

Narelle Farrugia said...

Look at you managing to combine three challenges - I'm super-impressed! This is one gorgeous card Karren. I just love your combination of colours and your colouring of your flowers and ribbon! (I just dyed some ribbon in Perfect Plum too - great minds!) Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

This is beautiful! I love how you've worked the colours and those gorgeous rolled flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

Bernadette Bliss said...

Congratulations for your card being recognized over on FM, Karen.