Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Challange

A week or so ago I was given an image and asked to make a card using it. I thought about it for a few days and came up with my idea. I wanted to incorporate a few different things into the end result.

First I decided to copy the image onto a transparancy sheet.  I placed the transparancy onto the image and using a Sharpie fine tip pen, I traced the image. Next, I flipped the transparancy over and traced over the image with a glue pen. I worked in small areas and applied glitter. I did the leaves first. I let it dry overnight. Next I went back and traced the center with the glue pen and added blue glitter. Again I let it dry overnight.
I brushed off the excess glitter and that was a chore from the beginning because the transparancy has static in it and the glitter will cling to every area of the transparancy.

I flipped the transparancy over, now the glitter is on the back and I can see the sharpie outline . The glitter shines thru also and makes for a striking result. I decided the background needed to be something other that a plain color or just white. So next I cut a piece of glossy CS the same size as the transparancy. I then got my alcohol inks out and applied green where the leaves were and a blue where the center flowers were. Next I used the gold mixitive  over the leaves and silver over the center flowers. Where there was still white, I used butterscotch and filled in the last of the white areas, adding gold over that area as well. I trimmed the pieces and added brads in the corners to hold the pieces together. Lastly I adhered it to a card (5" X 7") and added the ribbon & button.
Sometimes photos just do not show all the glitter on a card. This card turned out fabulous, too bad the pic doesn't really show the glitter in all its splendor.

Well that is it for now, thanks for stopping by, see you soon,


Hopemore Studio said...

Barb, I think the glitter shows up well, though I sure it is even more sparkley in person. I love the depth to the card, the transparency really worked out well.


creativearts said...

The glitter really shows up when you enlarge the card. That is a nifty way to use the alcohol inks with the green for the leaf areas, etc. Great card!

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous results for all your hard work!! You have a great eye for this! Not sure I would have the patience, ha! Beautiful!!

Donna Ellis said...

This is an amazing card! Love the color combinations and the background. What an unique idea! I wanna come to this class! :-)

Barbara Bruder said...

donna, I guess I am going to have to come to Fla., and teach a class or two. (LOL)

Talk to ya soon

Carla Trujillo said...

Very awesome card Barb!! Love the colors you used!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done! Great take on the image!