Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Toonie Tuesday

Thanks for joining me for Toonie Tuesday ...where I have a chance to show you two projects today one from MFT and one from Stampin' Up!

Sample One: Calm Calm Calm from MFT This adorable set is designed by Anna LaPoint. I need this set today. So much going on. We have Power Lab VBS at church this week for the kids, our students and my husband are getting ready to leave this weekend for a Mission Trip working with 2 churches in Mexico City, finishing up DD work, and getting ready for next weeks Dare To Get Dirty Challenges...whew! I need some calm. Cause my head's swimming right now.

This is for today's color challenge Almost Amethyst, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi. I like it's fresh appeal. I love the argyle theme in the tub so I used my papers to recreate that in the card. The only thing I wish I wouldn't have done is try to recreate the argyle on the bottom of the main image ...oh well. It's *ok* but not quite right to me. This is stamped on Shimmer White with Black Stazon. Colored in with SW Markers and reinkers and I added chunky glitter on mono multi glue for the shower stream, the flowers and the silver brads.

I used reinker on one of the leaves to get a deeper color, and highlighted with white gel pen. I tried to follow the indents of the leaves but it's a little hard to tell that from the photo.

Sample Two: SU's Bloomin' Beautiful!

You know how some sets are just in your *groove*? Just your style? Well for me this is one of those sets. I knew it from the minute I saw it in the mini. Every card I've tried with it I've loved. I think it's because its so easy to watercolor and you get such wow results.

I also love the out of the box technique where you extend your images beyond the borders of the shape. With the three colors today I tried to mimic that design in the main image and the papers. (BTW... these patterns on the Wasabi and Amethyst prints paper are the flip side of the argyle). I watercolored with reinkers and Stampin' Write markers on watercolor paper. I used chunky glitter in the center and on the bee's wings, and it REALLY adds pizazz. To give your flowers a pretty effect, try outlining them with a light colored marker and the blending with an aquapainter. (see close up image following).

I framed the images with piercing added the pretty sentiment in layers. Totally my kind of card.


MFT: Stamps: Be Calm Anna LaPoint, Ink: Black Stazon, Paper: So Saffron, Shimmer White, Wild Wasabi, Almost Amethyst and Wild Wasabi Prints, So Saffron Retired SU paper. Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Chunky Glitter, Piercer, Dimensionals, Prima Leaves, White Gel Pen, Brads, SW Markers, Reinker

SU: Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful, Ink: Black Stazon, Almost Amethyst Paper: Watercolor, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Wild Wasabi, Wasabi & Amethyst Prints, So Saffron (retired) DP Accessories: Chunky Glitter, Mono Multi Adhesive, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Piercer, SW Markers, Aqua Painter


Rose Ann said...

Both of these are stunning, Christine!! Your coloring is amazing and gorgeous!! I love the layouts and colors you've used for both!!

Diane said...

These are gorgeous creations. Love your choice of colors...and your coloring technique is stunning. WOW quality! TFS...love it all.

Anonymous said...

Wow ... absolutely gorgeous! your colouring skills are amazing and colour choices superb.