The first card is done with layers of designer paper, some die-cuts and embellishments (Birgitta's jumper is paper-pieced). I used Pam's cards for inspiration ... this is really out of my comfort zone, but I had fun ... although I spent HOURS making this card. I'm happy with how it turned out ... and it is for the Color Throwdown Challenge (CTD193 - Marvelous Magenta, Garden Green, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie). I had to sub for the Marvelous Magenta (Rich Razzleberry), and for Summer Sun (Daffodil Delight). Hope you like.
"Birgitta Says Hello"
Stamps: Cute Birgitta, Spring Bench (C.C. Designs); Friendly Flowers - sentiment (Fiskars)
Paper: Ruby Red, Watercolor, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry DP, Very Vanilla (SU); Indie Chic "Ginger" (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Garden Green, So Saffron, More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze (SU!); Ivory and Vanilla Promarkers (Letraset)
Accessories & Tools: Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Nesties Squares (Spellbinders), Grass die-cut (C.C. Designs), Flower Border die-cut (C.C. Designs), mini Ruby Red brad, sponges, sticky strips, adhesives, and dimensionals
Here's a close-up of Birgitta:
The second card for today uses the same images but is Clean and Simple (CAS) ... and definitely more in my comfort zone. It's for SCS Free For All Challenge (F4A118 - Feeling hot, hot, hot - use hot pink on your card). I also used the sketch Challenge from Clean & Simple (FTL192). Hope you like.
Here's the sketch for today:
"Thinking of You Birgitta"
Stamps: Cute Birgitta, Spring Bench (C.C. Designs); Wish you were here (Hero Arts)
Paper: White Cardstock (All That Scraps), Watercolor paper, Melon Mambo polka-dot DP
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Cameo Coral, More Mustard (SU!); Ivory and Vanilla Promarkers (Letraset)
Accessories & Tools: Aqua Painter, Blender pen, white gel pen, black sharpie, sponges, clear embossing powder, heat tool, pink twine (The Twinery), glue dots, sticky strips, glue, and dimensionals
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Both cards were done very similarly. I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and embossed in clear. I colored the face, hand and legs with the Promarkers. I used Stampin' Write markers to color the rest of the image, blending the ink with the blender pen. I sponged Cameo Coral on the cheeks of the second Birgitta and blended with the promarkers (the first Birgitta, I used a Promarker for the cheeks and had trouble blending it). Birgitta's jumper and top are paper pieced.
The sky for the first Birgitta was sponged in Baja Breeze ink using a hand-cut template of randomly-sized scallops.
The border for the second Birgitta was hand-drawn using a fine tip black sharpie.