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Hola! My friend, Wida, and I decided to challenge each other with inspiration pics and come up with cards. You can see the first one here (we called it Pint of Interest waaaaaayyy back then). For the second one, she came up with the clever title, Just for the Blog of It. Then the little man got sick, then the big mama (my mom), then the little mama (me), then we got company, then the big man (hubby) got sick, then the company got sick :( Then we all got sick again! Stomach flu is lame. Head colds are lame. Company is fabulous! So, I didn’t get to play along with the first Just for the Blog of It, and Wida threw me under the bus! She so didn’t have any sympathy and still has not let up on me about it. lol
About 2 weeks ago, a few of us Colorado bloggers met at a local-ish Archivers. It was soooooooooo cool to meet all these *computer* friends in the flesh. Everyone was working on different projects – I chose to work on coloring. Long story short, I gave the image I colored to Wida and a few days later, she suggested we both make a card with it. Well, I decided to one up her and make 2 cards for this challenge! Beat that Wida Wida!
The first is a technique that I’ve been wanting to try and putting off. A clean and simple colored card with a color I rarely use…white! If I stamp or emboss anything, it’s usually black or clear embossed. For this, I chose to emboss white on white. It is so very beautiful up close and a little *eh* from a distance.
These poppies are from Crafty Secrets. The patterned paper is from My Mind’s Eye. I used the Stitched Rectangles from Lil’ Inker Designs around the front – don’t look too close! I mussed it up by running it through twice, which also made the washi tape used to hold the two pieces together stick too much and tear the patterned paper – hence the extra orange banner flag. The sentiment is also on a banner flag that is stitched from Lil’ Inker Designs. And a close up of the coloring to show you how much better it is up close
My only problem with this technique…or maybe this image…is that I’m too impatient to color around the embossing. Just imagine if all those little lines were truly white! I still love it though :) I’m going to enter these in the Simon Says Stamp challenge – Anything Goes.
On to the second card…I have to begin by telling you that I embossed it on Kraft with Versafine Onyx Black with detail clear embossing powder. After that, I bleached out the flowers and leaves. Here’s a little look at before/during/after. Sorry about the discrepancy between the colors of kraft in the pictures. I truly tried my best to get them to match! argh
The point of these is to show you just how very much bleaching makes the image *POP*. Here’s the card
Colored in the true reds of poppies used as a symbol of remembrance for a sympathy card. I’m not super happy with the layout, so this may get changed. And a little detail shot of the coloring
I’ve found that using a dark red violet for the deepest shading really packs a punch. I'm adding this one into the Oozak challenge: favorite colors. My favorite color for the longest time was orange, but it has slowly switched over to red. Red and black are predominant in my wardrobe, in my nail polish, in my Copics - you name it! Ok, I think I’ve rambled on long enough! ha Head on over to Beachorado and the fabulous Wida to see what she did! Thanks so much for stopping by!