Monday, April 29, 2013

Fusion Challenge #4

Hiya! I have managed to do another challenge! This time I am playing along with the Fusion Hypothesis #4 challenge. The premise is that you can either use the sketch, the inspiration photo or combine them. You can then vote on the cards entered and they are keeping track of whether the winning cards use the sketch, inspiration photo or combine the two. This is my second time participating and both times I was drawn to the inspiration photo. I think all of the winning cards have combined both.
 
And here is my card:
 

I used Papertrey Ink's Mini Blooms and Wonderful Words Additions plus the "you" die from the Wonderful Words Additions set. I embossed the blooms in clear and then used Distress Stains for the color.

For anyone who visits here because you liked the colored images I did, I have some coming up. I still love to color and definitely feel more comfortable with that kind of stamping but I am trying to push myself out of my comfort zone.

Thanks for visiting today!


10 comments:

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Gorgeous interpretation of the sketch and the inspiration pic. Looking forward to seeing your coloring very soon, as well. Nice to see you around these parts again. Missed you!

Leanne said...

Hi Traci!
It's so nice to see you back to blogging and creating. Sure have missed you. This is really cool, love the effect.
Welcome back!!
xx

Lyndal said...

FAB stamping & resist technique Traci - love your blend of inks & sentiment!
So glad you joined in the experimenting @ FUSION this week - hope to see you again soon :)

Lyndal said...

FAB stamping & resist technique Traci - love your blend of inks & sentiment!
So glad you joined in the experimenting @ FUSION this week - hope to see you again soon :)

Deanna Dean said...

This is so pretty. Love the mix of colors. Thanks for joining us at Fusion this week.

~amy~ said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Jingle said...

This is very cute! Love the colors!

estetik said...

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Estetik

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is just awesome Traci! Love your coloured background, it is amazing!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Me again. :-) I tried to send you an e-mail in response to the comment you left me but it was returned as failure to deliver. So...


Hi Traci! Thanks for your sweet comment! This card really meant a lot to me so it's really wonderful to hear good things about it. :-)

I carve my shapes in quite a simple way really! I draw them out first onto the foam using a fine pen or automatic pencil. Then I use the automatic pencil, with the lead retracted, and drag it into the foam to create grooves. Those are my parts where I don't want the ink to be, if that makes sense? When I've finished all of that then I trim the shape out of the foam using scissors or a craft knife.

I hope that helps! :-) I might do a tutorial on it at some point if there's enough interest and I can rig a video recording set-up! :-)

Taheerah