Thursday, November 16, 2017

You Are In My Prayers

Hi Friends!

I am sharing a card today designed with Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley digital images for the Power & Spark “Portion Control” November 2017 Challenge.

For this card, I decided to use a portion of the main image from the Climbing Clematis Digital Stamp Set along with the sentiment from the Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp Set.

 If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will take the time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from the Design Teams as well as their galleries!

To create this card:

1). Open an 8 ½” x 11” document in your word processing/photo software program, import or insert the Climbing Clematis Digital Stamp Set main image into the blank document (I enlarged it quite a bit) and import the sentiment from the Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp Set into another area of the document (again I enlarged the image a bit).  FYI- I positioned them both on the same page but made sure I had enough room to cut out the main image in half (for two cards) and that the sentiment would be the correct size for the 4 ¼” card.   Print out the image onto Whisper White cardstock (I have an inkjet printer).

2). Use watercolor pencils and water-based markers along with a water brush to color the entire image (I used various brands and will list the colors and brands below- I also used a bit of pastel pencil).  After you are satisfied with the coloring, use a water soluble graphite pencil to add shadows.  Use an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the flower centers and a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals along with the butterfly.

3). Die cut the image with a rectangle stitched die, mount onto Basic Black cardstock and trim close to the die cut edge.

4). Trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock to approx. 4” x 5 ¼”, mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhere to the white card base.

5). Die cut a piece of Real Red cardstock with a square stitched die, split in half and mount onto the card front (knowing that the main image panel will cover the gap).  FYI- I already had this square of red cardstock pre-cut in my stash, you could use the appropriate size rectangle die as well.

6). Trim the sentiment, create the banner points and mount onto Basic Black cardstock. 

7). Mount the main focal image and sentiment onto the card front with dimensional foam.

8).To finish off the card, add a few grey mist jewel drops to the leaves and pearls in the corner.

Stamp Sets: Climbing Clematis , Rose and Chamomile (both digital stamp sets from Power Poppy)

Ink/Mediums: Inkjet Printer- Black Ink,  Real Red Watercolor Pencil (Stampin’ Up!), (SU!) Markers- Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Marina Mist; Rexel Derwent® Watercolor Pencils- #19 Madder Carmine, #21 Rose Madder, ; Faber-Castell® Colour-Me-Grip Red & Green Pencil, Faber-Castell® Polychromos Pencils- Emerald Green, Scarlet RedDerwent® Water Soluble Graphite Pencil- HB Light Wash; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen, Conté ά Paris Pastel 1655 #30 Pencil; Nuvo™ Gray Mist Jewel Drops

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red (SU!)

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Rectangle and Square STAX Dies, AquaPainter™, Pearls

Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a very blessed week!


Stacy Morgan said...

Julie this is rich and beautiful! I like that you enlarged these blooms. Beautiful coloring.

CherylQuilts said...

Julie, this is exquisite! Your cards are so beautiful, and you've colored this image so perfectly and added such a beautiful background wash. It's stunning and will be such an encouragement to the recipient! Thank you ever so much for sharing how you've made the card (especially the materials and how you've used the graphic pencil to shade). Always learning from you, sweet friend! I wish you and Dave a blessed Thanksgiving! Hugs and love!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! This is such a richly gorgeous card! I am in love with your bold color palette! It offers a stunning combination of colors without being too garish or over the top. This is elegant and heartwarming and I admire you for your coloring skills! It's incredibly realistic and the sentiment goes along with it so nicely. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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