Sunday, November 6, 2011
LIM In Orange and Red
At Less Is More this week, Divas Chrissie and Mandi have thrown down a color challenge: orange and red. Gorgeous fall colors that scream "leaves please".
This is the third card that I made for this challenge. The first ones were too embellished and/or had all the wrong card stock for the stamp. As I was coloring in the third set of leaves I realized that the stamp was very casual and so instead of using a smooth white I tried SU!'s Natural Ivory card stock. It was just perfect for these colors and stamp.
I stamped out the image in Soft Suede two times; once on the card and once on a scrap. I colored in the leaves with red and orange pencil; ran back over the red with SU!'s Real Red marker; took the Soft Suede marker and darkend the lines back up where they had faded under the pencils; then in a few spots used a glitter pen in red to add a bit of highlight. I cut out the second set of leaves, stuck a foam dimensional under the larger body of the leaves popped it onto the card, then put a dab of glue under the inner tips so that the leaves are flat to the card near the sentiment, then flare out from there. The dots are part of the stamp (which is by Unity) and I added the glitter to the inner dots and red Kaisercraft pearls to the dots at the tip of the leaves. (Unfortunately the picture looks like orange and darker orange, but it really is orange and red)
Other then the glitter pen and pearls, I let this stamp do all the work. I layered it only because I went back and forth with myself on whether or not to add a red or orange framed layer. I obviously let go of that idea, but decided that a color on color layer was enough and right for this card. The picture below is a close up of the leaves.
I missed last weeks Star challenge because I ruined my card with a water spill before I could take the picture. I plan to make another one sometime this week and will post it with next weeks LIM challenge. :)
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