Thursday, October 18, 2018

altenew october challenge - subtle

Been creating, inspired by this month's Altenew challenge, and here are my next two creations. You might have caught my mention of the Mega Succulent stamp sitting in my newly-purchased-to-be-used-before-putting-away basket. A fantastic stamp (which appears to be on sale at Altenew right now ;) but daunting too. So I headed to the interwebs.

Jennifer M. made this version scribbling Zigs and spritzing lots of water. Her video explains it all so I'll skip that part. Here's my version, using the orange, yellow and green tones of the challenge. And some perfect pearl/water spritzes on top for lots of shimmer.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens
vellum
white embossing powder

The inside reads "happy". The sentiments in the stamp set work perfectly with the image too, BTW. Love that perfect pearls shimmer! And this is definitely the quickest way to get that stamp colored. I spent a little time adding some shading, but in total it probably took about 20 minutes.


So then I made a version inspired by Therese C's version which you can watch her make here. I used two yellows, two oranges and a green Zig (and more than three times as many minutes as for the first one ;) But that was OK with me cuz I had some "me" time in my craft room ;) I did decide to not cut this one down but rather leave it square. I like the aesthetic of the total image.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens
vellum
bronze embossing powder

Shading. Highlighting. I've still got a long way to go, but I'm glad I gave it a try. Love how the glitter bronze embossing powder is carried through from the outline of the bloom to the sentiment embossed on vellum.




I'll be back with one more version. Don't know if this second one counts as subtle, but the next one? Definitely not subtle ;)

I'm joining:
Moo Mania - Autumn
The Flower Challenge - Add Sparkle
Happy Little Stampers - October Watercolor (got the gold!)
Stempelkueche - Leaves (cuz succulents have leaves!)
Time Out - Colorful
MFT Sketch Challenge - #407 (no MFT products, but inspiration for sentiment placement!)


20 comments:

Rosie said...

Wonderful Autumn colours

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Saila said...

So lovely work!
Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow.. beautiful cards!! Loved the second one a bit more :)

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Maria, this is simply STUNNING! I love the flower (truly!!!). I love the bronze embossing powder too! I think it's the pops of green that made me suck in a quick breath! WOW!!!

froebelsternchen said...

Such utterly beautiful card projects! I am in awe of them! So pleased you played along with us over at Moo Mania & More! Your participation is much appreciated! Thank you very much!
oxo Susi
(DT- Moo Mania & More)

Anita in France said...

Gosh, these are both beautiful, Maria ... one light and shimmery ... one rich and bold ... each gorgeous in every way! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

Wow, these are both so gorgeous. Makes me want to dash over and look at that tutorial. I really love your water coloring. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Bobby said...

You did an amazing job with all your succulent cards, Maria. Thanks for sharing the sparkly one with us at The Flower Challenge.

Karen Nutkins said...

Lovely colours

Ina G said...

Wow Maria love both colours - soft and subtle and bright and beautiful. Thanks for sharing at HLS.

Gerrina said...

Two beautiful cards (love the technique) And great colours! looks like you had fun making these... Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

SonjaK said...

I already fell in love with your succulent cards when I saw them on Instagram and I'm so glad you joined us at Stempelk├╝che challenge with these. I totally love the colors and I'm especially fascinated by the bronze embossed details on your second card.

Cris G said...

Hello gorgeous!!!

EricaSta said...

Wonderful colours, a lovely Card. It’s always a pleasure, to visit each other on the Moo Mania time.

Aileen said...

Ahh Maria, I love the colouring of both of these, so very different from each other and so stunning. I have just got this stamp but have not yet inked it up. After looking at these beauties I can see what I need to do. Stunning absolutely Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

Rachel Vass said...

Beautiful cards, absolutely, love the colours and sparkle. Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge.
Rachel DT

Kelly Szafron said...

Very striking card! I love the colours you used. Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

Beate Rauer said...

great card! Thanks for joining us at Stempelk├╝che-challenge.

Loll said...

Hi Maria. Just spotted your gorgeous card at the flower challenge and had to come by. AMAZING! Love your colouring of this gorgeous image. xx

Virginia Lu said...

Ich liebe beide!! So glad that you join the fun over Altenew October Inspiration Challenge! WONDERFUL!

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