Monday, 31 August 2015

Uniko Challenge - Summer


This is my card for Uniko's current challenge: Summer, with the optional twist of being inspired by this photo:




Well, that's quite a place, now isn't it? I was inspired by the colours and by the use of the outline hearts. I used Flower Power #7, All Occasion Sentiments2, and Simply Said Birthday.

I stamped all the black first, in Versafine, and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then stamped the solid flowers, slightly offsetting them from the outlines to create parts that were 'inside' the outline. Those 'inside' portions were then shaded with Copics in matching, but slightly darker shades, for additional depth and contrast.

ETA (Sept 11): I was chosen as one of the top 3!


15 comments:

Marion said...

Perfect!

Lynn said...

Like Marion said...perfect! Love how you stamped the flowers.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! (and perfect!)

!neke said...

Beautiful stamping !
Ineke x

Tanis Scott said...

Cool! I love how the flowers are offset. I didn't even notice the shading at first, but love the subtle way it gives more dimension.

Happy Dance said...

I first looked closely at your card, then I looked closely at the inspiration photo before I read your post. My eyes were first drawn to those hearts, as were yours! (I'd like to think that great minds think alike, lol!). Love how you've taken those hearts and inside/outsided them. Really great CAS take on this challenge. Have a great week sweet friend. Bev

Shelly said...

Super sweet card!! Love the flowers!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a colorful, whimsical, and perfect take on the Heart Cottage photo, Ardy! Thank you for joining the fun over at Uniko's SUMMER challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Geri said...

Sure didn't take long for my Fav Ardyth card to get replaced...just minutes (and one post previous!)

This is incredible! The way you shaded the flowers is fabulous! Embossing with clear ep would definitely seal the VF ink and keep it from bleeding into the color - what a great idea! Gonna try this right away!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply CAS-tastic Ardyth! Striking, eye-poppingly gorgeous and just shows Less is definitely more! Love it and thanks for sharing at Uniko. Sarah x

Anita in France said...

Soooo pretty, Ardyth ... the offset stamping and shading on those sweet blooms is fabulous ... love how you interpreted that amazing photo! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

WOW, this is so stylish and elegant, Ardyth!!! Love how you've stamped and shaded the flowers!!!

Nicki S said...

AWESOME card! I LOVE the layout, the colors, the stamps, and the CAS look! Great work ;) Thanks for playing along with the Uniko challenge!

Deborah Frings said...

This is super! Love the bold colours, the layout and all that lovely white space - so perfectly you! Thanks so much for playing along with the Uniko challenge this month. x

Beverley said...

Perfection! Love the mix of Uniko stamps you have used and great to see you joining in on the Uniko Challenge. My apologies in my delay in popping by and commenting. Hugs Bev x