Monday, April 7, 2008

Today's Challenge...

Monday's Technique Challenge was "Stacked Ribbon"...two more layers of ribbon as an embellishment...with or without a bow.

I have been wanting to use this "citrus" stamp from Tart and Tany for a long time. I've seen some great bright and beautiful cards on Splitcoast with lemons, limes and oranges. I wanted to use the microbeads, and since they only come in orange, that slice got perked up a bit more than the others. I added them around the outside of the scalloped edge, but still dazzled up the lime and lemon with "diamonds" I used the Tombow glue for the microbeads and as you can see....some areas are thicker than others....oh well.

I wanted to try the watercolour technique I talked about the other day from Julie's tutorial...so the "Merci" card evolved. I liked working with the markers, aqua painter and watercolour paper! It's much easier for me than the
watercolour crayons...which I like, I just haven't learned to use them properly yet.

I drew a line of Elegant Eggplant around the edge of the paper and then used the aqua painter to draw the colour into the middle. I guess what I like best about this technique is that you can remove colour from the paper with the painter if you think you have too much.

On the "Merci" section, I just ran the brush tip of the marker along the exact edge of the paper....it still moved into the paper with the water but wasn't as "thick" as on the flower.

I used Eggplant only because I needed to use ribbon and it was the only purple I had. I'm slotting this under the "Limited Supply...Why, oh why, did I buy that" challenge from last week because the green ribbon comes from one of the Ribbon Originals that I love some of...but not all.

Happy Stampin' - Joan

18 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Wow! Your citrus card is awesome! I love the bright colours!
Your floral card is gorgeous! You chose such pretty colours!! The image is fabulous!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are both awesome! Love the fun brigt colours of the citrus card, and the rich colours on the floral card. Ribbon treatment is very cool...lovin' Pumpkin Pie alot these days!

Danyelle Kessler said...

These are beautiful! The theater ribbon originals is perfect under the Eggplant ribbon. I'm digging your bling on the fruit and I'm so not into fruit, but I'm going to go give it whirl. Thanks for the inpiration.

Godelieve said...

Gorgeous!! I love the flower card especially! Wow, what a beauty!

Fe-Fe said...

Love the colours of the first card. Very bright and Spring like - even if the weather isn't! Lol!

Love the flower on the second card. So pretty.

beate said...

Both cards are lovely!
Hugs and smiles

Alexandra said...

I totally love that citrus card - love the colors!! And, your floral card is very pretty! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Flossie's Follies said...
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Flossie's Follies said...

Two fantastic cards, your first one is so yummy, love the colors and your second one is so pretty and elegant, great cards.

Heather said...

I love both cards- especially the citrus one.

Karan said...

You have wonderful work- the Merci card inspires me to pull out my watercolor paper and give it a go.

Your blog is going in my bookmarks for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!
Karan

Neva said...

Such a sweet looking card. Wanted to let you know I added your blog to my favs on my blog site. HOpe it is OK, if not please let me know so I can remove it.

Deb Neerman said...

Ohmigosh, these are amazing!!!

Absolutely gorgeous!

~Hugs, Deb

Karen said...

I love these cards! The Merci card is especially pretty, and I love how you've edged the two panels - what a great idea! I'm going to have to try that. The stacking ribbon is pretty too. I didn't realize that was this week's challenge but I stacked ribbons on my project today too. There must be some ribbon-stacking vibes floating around :-)
And thank you very much for linking my blog in the side bar. That's very flattering.

LeAnne said...

Wow, what a great idea to put all your techniques in one book! All the samples are great! TFS!
LeAnne

dpkennedy said...

Joan this flower card is gorgeous! I bought this set a month ago or so and I haven't inked it yet! I have too many stamps and not enough time! Yikes

Rina said...

Wow!!!
I LOVE your citras card!!!!
Very adorable!!! Very juicy:)
Great card!

Scrapmumur said...

I love your card fabulous!!