Thursday, March 6, 2014
Less is More
I decided to try the challenge at "Less is More" challenge blog. I have been admiring the work of the owners and followers for some time now. : )
The challenge this week is to use Green and Yellow on your "clean and simple" card.
There are a few "firsts" on my card. My background was created using my new die plate from Papertrey Ink. Love it!! This is the first time I've used it. This is also the first time I've used this Dahlia image from Stampin Up's "Regarding Dahlias". this is the first time I've used sequins and this is the first time I've used Gamsol with colored pencils to color an image! : ) It's amazing this card turned out at all LOL.
I stamped my Dahlia with Versamark then embossed it with a white embossing powder. The detail in the image combined with the embossing made this a poor choice for this technique.
the embossed lines on some of the petals kept me from shading as I wanted and therefore makes the flower look like it has unnatural light and dark on the petals. I will try it again. : )
Please check out the "Less is More" blog and let me know if you join this weeks challenge I'd love to see your card!
I have been giving away a free card each month. Please see THIS POST for details of how you could be selected to win in my March 17th drawing.
Have a great day!
Pear Pizzazz cardstock from SU
Image - Regarding Dahlias from Stampin Up
Sentiment from the Papertrey Ink "Doodlie-Do" stamp set
Cover Plate - Chevron by Papertrey Ink
Image colored with Prismacolor colored pencils