Saturday, March 17, 2012

Roy G. Biv

Remember Roy G. Biv?  Hit me like a blast from the past when I saw the inspiration photo at Virginia's Challenge at Lily Pad.

So off I was on another long-and-winding-creative-process road.

The Hero Arts flower challenge still on my brain, I created this card first.  Used a little flower from CL131 to stamp the rows.  If you look carefully I forgot the "B" from Roy!  Velveteen stamping still on my brain, if you look closely you can see a few white on white stamped butterflies around the sentiment.  A little bling.  But I wasn't happy.

This was my second attempt.  Actually went back to the graphic flower from CL131 which I originally intended to use, although a flower top I thought it was more like the buttons from the inspiration photo.  Added some Perfect Pearl mist to make it a bit more interesting.  But still wasn't completely happy.  Needed more white space.

Switched to a different stamp, this time a button from Crafty Secrets.  Stamped the button is a somewhat rainbowy pattern, cut strips and came up with this design.  Think I was subconsciously influenced by the sketch at retro sketches - which I also intended to eventually play but I see I was too late.  Not perfect, but I'm done and this baby is entering Virginia's challenge!

On a side note, DD was much more creative than I with her Cookie Monster muffins.  Although they rose... then fell, so she couldn't slice them open to insert a cookie.  They're yummy anyway.

Thanks for visiting today.

Supplies happy day:
Paper: CS Neenah
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Distress Inks, Adirondack pigment white, black Versafine
Other: bling  stash

Paper: CS Neenah
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Distress Inks
Tools: edge punch EKS
Other: yarn stash, metal frame CreaMotion, white embossing powder

Paper: CS Neenah and American Crafts
Stamps: Crafty Secrets
Ink: Distress Inks, black Versafine
Tools: die Spellbinders, square punch EKS
Other: twine, button  Sew Sweet


Barb said...

Maria, these cards are so perfect for the Virginia's View challenge! LOVE each one - so creative! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

Jay Gee said...

I love seeing 3 different yet fantastic cards from the same inspiration - great take on the challenge. DD's cupcakes look so yummy too :)

Virginia L. said...

Your creations are full of passion and thoughts! I love that you create from your heart! The stamped-button card is darling! Thanks SO much for joining the fun with us at Lily Pad!

Joyce said...

Such beautiful creations with rainbows. I love rainbows. I think my favorite is your first one. I love all those little flowers, and your bling just adds that extra little something.

Lin said...

You get an A from me for effort, Maria! My favorite of these is the 2nd one, but they are all wonderful interpretations of Virginia's View! So glad you joined us at the Pad!

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