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!
Like Marion said...perfect! Love how you stamped the flowers.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! (and perfect!)ReplyDelete
Beautiful stamping !ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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. BevReplyDelete
Super sweet card!! Love the flowers!ReplyDelete
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, DarnellReplyDelete
Sure didn't take long for my Fav Ardyth card to get replaced...just minutes (and one post previous!)ReplyDelete
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!
Simply CAS-tastic Ardyth! Striking, eye-poppingly gorgeous and just shows Less is definitely more! Love it and thanks for sharing at Uniko. Sarah xReplyDelete
Soooo pretty, Ardyth ... the offset stamping and shading on those sweet blooms is fabulous ... love how you interpreted that amazing photo! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)ReplyDelete
WOW, this is so stylish and elegant, Ardyth!!! Love how you've stamped and shaded the flowers!!!ReplyDelete
AWESOME card! I LOVE the layout, the colors, the stamps, and the CAS look! Great work ;) Thanks for playing along with the Uniko challenge!ReplyDelete
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. xReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete