Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Above and Below

I was so inspired by Lizzie Jones card sample for the Above and
Below Challenge on the PTI blog post for Monday! You can check out her card here to the right.  My attempt was not successful IMO as I covered up too much of the sentiment strip by overlaying the florals instead of tucking them underneath. I am definitely planning a redo! 

I also didn't add the shading of the florals as Lizzie demonstrates in her video on the blog post HERE.  You will want to see how she accomplishes this amazing detail!  I'm also entering this into the Paper Players Challenge which is to create a CAS design with blooms.

To add an element of texture, I stenciled the background lightly with Parakeet dye ink using Tim Holtz' Dot Fade stencil. Even my ink choices were an epic fail - lol!  My yellow and orange colors (Bumblebee and Tangerine) were too close to the same shade and my pink (Magenta) ending up being darker than I wanted.  Oy.  Live and learn!

STAMPS: Mums the Word (PTI), Pen and Ink (PTI).
PAPER: Lime Green (Reverse Confetti); White (PTI).
INK: Bumblebee, Tangerine, Magenta, Lime Green, Parakeet, Pistachio by Reverse Confetti.
DIES: Mums the Word (PTI); Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics by MFT.

 Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
MAY 22 - "You're free to make your own choices, but you will never be free of the consequences of your choices." 


Jan Clothier said...

Despite your criticisms of this card, I think is is lovely. The stencilled background is a big tick in my book and I like the way the blooms cascade above, below and around the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

Judith Ann Novak said...

I was quite taken with your stenciled pattern behind your flowers. It sets them off beautifully and adds detention to your card and I like the way your sentiment is "nestled" in amongst the above and below flowers. Lovely card!

Linda said...

Soft and pretty.

Annie A. said...

I haven't heard "Oy" in so long, it made me smile! I wouldn't consider this an epic fail...I think it's very pretty and I like the florals and how they frame the sentiment. Thanks for playing along over at The Paper Players this week!

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love the stenciling and your mums are beautiful. Really lovely card!

victoria h said...

Beautiful card- love the symmetry of the flowers above and below.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Wanda you are being too harsh on yourself! Your blooms frame your sentiment beautifully and the hint of stencilling on the background adds nice depth. A beautiful CAS card! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!