Sunday, August 14, 2011

Friend to Friend- Two Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers!  

The colors from this week’s CQC97 ColourQ Challenge are so bright and beautiful I just had to make a card, so I decided to combine the colors with the CCMC162 Sketch Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary (I flipped the sketch upside down- that's what I love about sketch challenges)!  If you have the time, check out both sites for fabulous inspiration....
This card incorporates another one of my favorite techniques- masking and sponging and it is fairly easy to make.

First you will need to create a few masks- Use the 1 3/8” Circle Punch to punch out a circle from Whisper White cardstock and set the circle aside.  Using the piece that has the hole punched out of it, place it over another piece of Whisper White (positioning the hole where you would desire your sun image) and with a Sponge Dauber and in a circular motion, apply Tangerine Tango Classic ink to the center of the circle. 

Remove this mask and place the circle cut-out mask over the recently sponged sun and with Sponge Daubers, apply Pool Party Classic ink to the upper part of the sky, Tangerine Tango Classic ink to the center and Melon Mambo Classic ink to the lower portion (I generally just hold this mask with my other hand and move it slightly as I sponge the sky so I can apply ink close to the edges of the sun.

Tear a piece of scrap cardstock to create a jagged edge to use as the mask to protect the sky portion and sponge Basic Black Classic ink along the bottom of the scene.  

Stamp the wheat image and other floral image from Autumn Days with Basic Black Classic ink .   After stamping the images, sponge more Basic Black Classic ink along the bottom.    Mount onto Basic Black cardstock and again onto Pool Party cardstock.

Emboss a piece of Melon Mambo with the Big Shot™ and the Square Lattice Textured ImpressionsEmbossing Folder.  Mount the focal image onto the embossed piece of Melon Mambo and add the 5/8” Black Satin Bow.  Layer this onto Basic Black cardstock and again onto Pool Party cardstock. 

With Basic Black Classic ink, stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock, punch out with the Word Window Punch, sponge Pool Party  Classic ink around the edges and adhere to the ribbon.

Stamp the leaf images from French Foliage with Basic Black Classic ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out the leaves.  Apply Tangerine Tango Classic ink , Melon Mambo  Classic ink and Basic Black Classic ink with Sponge Daubers.  Arrange as desired and adhere to the card with Mini Glue Dots®.  Add the Antique Brad and pearl to finish off the card.  

Stamp Sets:   Autumn Days, French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pool Party
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ EF,  5/8” Black Satin Ribbon, Word Window and 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers, Mini Glue Dots®

Thanks again for visiting and I hope you have a blessed week!


Vicky W said...

Julie, this is absolutely stunning. breathtaking in fact. I love what you have created, love your colours & the use of the, textures. In fact, LOVE it all! You do some amazing work

Deb said...

This is gorgeous!! I never would have thought that these colors could make such a stunning landscape! I love how you interpreted the sketch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie. wonderful depth to this card. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ again this week.

Renée said...

absolutely stunning! love the layering of colour and images. Thanks for playing with us at CCMC!

Connie Babbert said...

What a STRIKING card! Love the colors you used for your landscape design! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa said...

Oh...WOW! The colors are perfect for a sunset! You have done a wonderful job on this! Zindorf the second! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Carrie Gaskin said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! This is over the top Julie! Thank you so much for playing at CCMC this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

Wow Julie, I can't imagine the time it took to create this masterpiece! Great job. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Oh Julie...this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love how you used these colors and paired it up with the sketch! The result is STUNNING! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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