Friday, December 9, 2016

A Year in Review Inspiration Challenge



I combined two challenges for this softer, non-traditional take on images from Altenew's Poinsettia and Pine stamp set - a favorite of mine for this season! 
 I flipped the layout for the current Match the Sketch Challenge #154 and was inspired by the colors and soft florals in shades of yellow and
green in the A Year in Review Inspiration Challenge on the Altenew blog.  I chose the inspiration photo for June 2016.

I die cut three different sizes of stitched squares using Ranger watercolor CS and dies by Lil' Inker Designs.  I added a light watercolor wash with Squeezed Lemonade distress ink then splattered some Twisted Citron distress ink.  I white embossed the florals on a heavy weight vellum then die cut each one after coloring on the back side with Copic markers.  I also die cut each image from white cardstock then used spray adhesive to layer the vellum over the white CS. I guess I could have skipped the vellum, but I do like the more subtle coloring and the different texture it gives to the card.  This sentiment is one of many from Altenew's Holiday Wishes - a must have for many unique holiday messages!  

COPICS: YG00, Y02, YG13, YG95, YG67, YG63.

9 comments:

Kathy said...

Very delicate floral bouquet card for this season. The colors in your design are exceptional, Wanda!

Karren said...

This is amazing and oh so beautiful, Wanda!

Bastelflocke said...

Oh wow!!! So beautiful and a lot of work! I love this card and wish you all the best for the challenge. Greetings from Bastelflocke, Melli

Vera said...

Wow, beautiful, amazing details. I really like you card! Greets, Vera

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous!

Fanny said...

Sehr schick, gefällt mir, total gut gelungen. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Match-the-Sketch, viel Glück bei der Challenge und der Verlosung. Hoffe, wir sehen dich bald wieder bei einer unserer nächsten Challenges… Viele liebe Grüße, Fanny

Nadine said...

Beautiful card. I love the non-traditional colors for a Christmas card. Thanks for playing with us at Match the Sketch!

Bastelflocke said...

Congratulations for the winning of the challenge. Greetings from Bastelflocke, Melli

Laura Bassen said...

Love how you colored your gorgeous vellum poinsettias!!! Thanks so much for joining the Altenew Challenge, Wanda!!