Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Summer Camp Class Day 2!

Hello!

Oh wow, I am loving this class!  Today is Day 2, just the beginning, and already I have learned so much and am making cards that I never would have otherwise.  I love how it's allowed me to stretch myself and think outside my box.   And the gallery is just full of amazing creations!

Today I used, of course, the required colour combo and this time I went with Sketch #3.  I used Jennifer's technique for stamping multiple colours using one stamp.  Originally, I tried it with masking, but masking a chevron, with all the angles, was a bit of a job!  So I changed my mind.  I went with some very old markers that I have for the blue, pink and orange and transferred the colour from the stamp to my paper.  I didn't have a yellow marker in the pack, so I used a yellow ink pad for that one.  BUT, I didn't do any masking.  I just ran the pad along the top chevron line and stamped it.  The previous three chevrons were already "imperfect" and I kind of liked the look, so slopping on the yellow ink gave me a similar effect.  I did mask at both ends though to give me clean lines at the end of the chevrons.

Then I added a few solid hearts stamped in the magenta, and then doodled some black lines around the heart to "artsy" them up a bit!  I wanted the look to compliment the artsy look that came out in the chevrons.  Finished off by heat embossing white on black paper - same thing I did yesterday :)  But I think the pop of black really sets a nice tone for the bright colours.

Enough blabbering...here's the card!



That's four cards done for my Mom now, just one to go!
Hope you like it!
Shannon

10 comments:

  1. Great job on using that sketch and combining this week's colors. This is such a happy card!

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  2. A perfectly "artsy" card! I love the colors and the splash of black!

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  3. Yes, I think it's very contemporary and, yes, "artsy"!

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  4. WOW! I've done, oh...20 close-ups of your stunning card and each time, I see more to LOVE, LOVE and LOVE! "Slopping on yellow" - the 'visual' of you doing that makes me laugh! Nothing messy here; only gorgeous, "artsy,' and thoroughly day-brightening delightful! You are rockin' school, my dear friend!! I don't have any 'big stamps' to try the varied colour/masking technique, but I have borders so once again, you've INSPIRED!! Have a most excellent wonderful Wednesday!
    c

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  5. Hey stranger! I'm back from my wee holiday and almost caught up with cleaning our flooded basement and catching up on yard work....plus I was missing my blog visits so much that I figured enough work - time for some play!

    Love how you stamped the chevrons! The beautifully 'imperfect' images give the card such a whimsical feel and work perfectly with the funky heart images! Love how you angled the edge of the sentiment banner to match the chevrons!

    Did a quick stroll through your blog to see what I missed - everything is sooooooo pretty and creative!

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  6. Great job on the sketch! I love this!

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  7. OH MY! This is a FABULOUS card-- LOVE LOVE LOVE the chevrons and white space! FAB use of these colors and sketch! LOOOOOOOOVE x100000!

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  8. Well Hello Shannon! Just popping in to see your current cute creativity! Love the cuteness. I am not the best at cuteness. Boldness maybe.. but cuteness, I leave it to the PROS like you!

    Hope your summer is splendid!

    -Kimberly

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  9. FABULOUS! Love the multi colored chevrons and the black bday on top -- really looks wonderful!

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