Apparently my creative mojo is kickin' in the a.m. It seems all my inspiration comes right before I wake up and as I am getting ready for work. I started this card last night, but got frustrated and quit working on it around midnight. I wanted something simple with the strawberries as the big POP, but last night nothing really came together the way I envisioned. Well, this morning I seem to have a better handle on how to make my vision happen. I watched Ashley Cannon Newell's video this week on using the Ranger blending tool and Distress inks to create vintage paper embellishments. Ranger's website is down, so I linked to Ellen Hutson's store for these products. I used the same techniques to create emphasis on the sentiment and berries. Now, the berries are not floating on a cream card base with some words bouncing around them.
I used my Copics to color the strawberries. I did not have any berry images in my collection, so I found these on google images and re-sized them for my purposes. The little seed marks did smear a little when I first started coloring using the R0000, but the other colors did not seem to make the printer ink smear. Actually, the smearing contributed to the success of the not totally ripe end of the berries. No mistakes, just creative discoveries.
I submitted this card for this week's CARDS Magazine blog challenge, will submit it for the Gallery Idol Open Auditions and based the lay-out on this stripped down Caardvarks sketch. I listed other challenges under the links section at the bottom of this post.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.
Stamps: Series 12(Studio G)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Antique Linen(Ranger), Chai(PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI)
Copics: R(24,29,39,0000), G(12,24,28,0000), Y(13)
Other: Clip Art(My Coloring Pages)