Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I don't know what it is about these color challenges, but they bring out really weird cards from me. I honestly have know clue where I was going with this. I started out wanting a vintage feel, and then as I played around I ended up with this. Do I like it? I have no clue, I only know that no other inspiration is coming right now.
The colors are of course Garden Green, Choc. Chip, and Cool Caribbean. Stamp sets are Measure of a Life, Linen and Ephemera. I stamped the dragonfly on Vanilla, then masked him and stamped Ephemera. I colored in the dragonfly with re-Inkers in CCaribbean, Night of Navy, TTurquoise and black. I then sponged the background in various Distress Inks. I stamped the dragonfly twice on acetate with black staz-on and then applied crystal effects and pale blue glitter to the undersides of the wings ( one wing was reversed). The wings were then applied with black pop-up dots. Next I placed the green CS on the Choc. Card and sprayed it with Moon Mist in Pirates treasure. This was to add texture. The CCaribbean CS was stamped with Linen using matching ink. I then sponged it with Garden Green and Brown ink. I was trying to imitate some of the Basic Grey DP. Lastly the dragon fly was matted on Choc.Chip and the ticket punch was used on the two layers. I added brads and the window punch accents and called it a night.
Hope you like, If not, well, everyone is entitled to an opinion lol.

7 comments:

Andrea Walford said...

I really like how this card turned out, especially the dragon fly!

george.franco said...

This card brought me over to your blog from SCS...so glad I popped in because I love your style!!

Chris

beate said...

Sophia, your color challenge card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! You absolutely nailed this challenge

Markie's Mom said...

beautiful card!

Yvette said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love how you stamped the dragonfly on acetate--what a fantastic touch!

libby said...

Amazing how stunning you can make a creepy bug look. :-) Absolutely gorgeous card!!

Julia Stainton said...

I'm not sure why you think this is weird! I call it stunning!