Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Design Team Share Day

Hello Friends! It's time for another DT Share Day @ MelJen's Designs. We are sharing projects created from something that inspires us. I was inspired by a few of the members on the MelJen's Designs Facebook page, who shared some gorgeous creations featuring, Sunflower Buggies. This image is just adorable and I had such fun coloring it!

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I printed two of the image onto my favorite iridescent card stock and colored them both with Copic markers. I used my favorite technique for adding *fluffy clouds to the base image.*(see note below) Then, I fussy cut one of the images out and adhered it with dimensional adhesive. I slightly offset it, for even more dimension. I used the pointillism technique for coloring the center of the flower and then dotted on glue and sprinkled on glitter. SUCH a cute effect in real life.

April Showers bring May flowers! Grab a cute flower digital stamp from the Shop, create a card and send it to a friend! I know they would LOVE it!

*A note about the clouds...I get many inquires about how I make the clouds on my cards. Click HERE to see the original post about the clouds. I still use the same type of  template, but now I use Broken China Distress ink and an Ink Duster, instead of the inks and sponges pictured. Using the dusters is foolproof! No harsh lines, no bold concentration of color...just a light dusting of color, right where you want it.

That's all I have for now. Have a wonderful day!


digital stamp: Sunflower Buggies(MelJen's Designs)
card stock: Cryogen Iridescent White(Inspiration Emporium)   So Saffron, Early Espresso(Stampin' Up!)   White 80#(GinaK Designs)
patterned paper: SunKiss Collection(Prima)
ink: Broken China Distress Ink(Ranger)
punches: Ticket Corner(Stampin' Up!)   Dotted Scallop(EK Success)
other: Chocolate Stitched ribbon(GinaK Designs)  Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions)  Brownstone glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts)   Dazzling Diamonds(Stampin' Up!)   brown brads(GinaK Designs)  Clear Stardust glitter pen(Sakura)   Copic markers


Sheila H said...

Your coloring is A-1! The clouds and sky are gorgeous. The duster effect is so beautiful, Barb. Thanks for sharing your updated technique :)

Jeanne said...

Your cardmaking skills are awesome, Barb. You add so many fun details, things I simply don't think of, and well, it shows in the beauty of your final result. Thank you for always inspiring and sharing the information on what you do to achieve the fabulous results you get. Awesome card. I really like it, if you couldn't tell. LOL

Jess's Crafty Things said...

love the card Barb, and would love to know where you got the papers from :)