Tuesday, March 20, 2012

looks like a clothing label (and watercolor background)

The Craft's Meow.  Just discovered this company and really like the variety of styles of stamps they have to offer.  Would love to get me some ;)  They have a first anniversary celebration going on so I joined in on the fun.

You must use an image from TCM.  Fair enough.  But I don't have any.  Yet.  Enter digital stamps.  They are offereing two freebies (from Karen B.) right now.  So I decided to try digital stamping.

A challenge of its own - to create cards to meet challenge requirements using predetermined images!  I upped the ante by combining three of TCM's challenges for this week.

First off, this inspiration photo.  Oh, how I'd love to have a room like this.

I immediately picked up on the large amount of white with touches of green and purple.

Once again the white doesn't look white - chalk that up to my lack of photography skills.  Kept the image of the rose white and just added color to the BG using watercolors and a tiny bit of mica pearls.  Changed out the sentiment from the image for a sympathy sentiment from PTI.

Went with two of the TCM challenges for my second card - this wonderful sketch and Julie's colors.

Birthday Bash Sketch Challenge    Birthday Bash Color Challenge

 Used this great digital sentiment stamp also designed by Karen B.

Thought that it looked like a label, so I inked it up a bit with Antique Linen, trimmed with pinking shears and stitched around the edges.  Now it really looks like a clothing label.  How cool.  Continued the fabric-y feel...

and made this to glorify the label.  Die cut the flower from felt and a leaf from recycled packaging.  Attached a button tied with a little bit of peach twine for a pop of color.  Cut a card base from PP cuz I wanted the creamy color of the backside (the blue PP print is on the inside of my card) and added a distressed strip of the PP to the front.  Inked all edges with Antique Linen and voila.

Lots of pics.  Hope you like what you saw.  Join the TCM fun.  They really have something for everyone's taste.

Supplies with sympathy:
Paper: CS American Crafts and TPC
Stamps: digital The Craft's Meow, sentiment PTI
Ink: black Versafine
Tools: square punck EKS
Other: watercolors, pearlescent mica watercolors

Supplies Happy Birthday from the Heart:
Paper: American Crafts, DCWV
Stamps: digital The Craft's Meow
Ink: Distress Ink
Tools: die Sizzix, leaf die Spellbinders, decorative edge scissors, sewing machine
Other: felt  and button Sew Sweet, embroidery floss


~amy~ said...

FABulous cards! Love the watercoloring in the 1st card and how you did the sentiment on the 2nd one! Thanks for joining us in The Craft's Meow Birthday Bash Festivities!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Oh my goodness!!! Both of these cards are GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining us for TCM's first birthday celebration!

Aimes said...

Super cards!! I think your work with digital images is fabulous!
Thanks for partying with us at The Craft's Meow :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

Wonderful cards! Love the sparkle in the watercolor of the first card! Thanks for playing along with us at TCM Maria!

Jean Martin said...

Oh wow! These are beautiful! What a great job with the challenges! Thanks for joining us in celebrating The Craft's Meow first birthday! :)

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Marlena M. said...

Beautiful cards!

Geri said...

Love that watercolor look on your first card...so pretty! And the second card is great too! Love how your stitching around the matches your PP color!! Sweet touch!!

Karen B. said...

2 fantastic cards for the challenges! The watercolor effect is so amazing and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the festivities at TCM!

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