This is my second card for the Time Out Challenge. I was happier with this card, I think because the flower is bigger so they grey doesn't look as heavy. Also I think I placed the 'with love' sentiment better. I won't go into what I did with this card as the previous post has all the information.
Once I had finished with the Copics and pencils I added a little green to the centre of the flower and felt that worked well. I had to do a little improvising as I found my masking of the flower was a little off and I had some blank areas near the flower that it was too late to add purple blending to.
I just added to the top of the petals as though there was more overhang on the petal and felt that looked alright.
I have enjoyed using my Altenew Inks on both of these card bases for blending as they blend nicely and here I like the contrast I got with the two darker colours in the purples.
This time I have used a silver die cut for the sentiment and silver sparkly gems.
My own twists are, single flower, adding colour to the centre of the flower and not using leaves, heavier colour ink blending, die cut sentiment, gems rather than sequins, no thread or band down the side, but it is a definite case of Marika's beautiful card. I hope I have done her proud.
I tell you what if you haven't checked out her blog before its a must, I have a dream. It is to be able to create my own cards with half as much artistic style. Truly magnificent.
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Not sure if its CAS enough but please just delete if its not.
Anything Goes With a twist - use some flowers or a flower.
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SHARED HINT FOR MINI INK PADS
I like to have a foam pad for each colour I do blending with and sadly the small round foam ones won't fit inside the under section of the mini ink pads so I had to find another solution.
I laminated a piece of paper added velcro dots and added the small round foam pads in colour groups and just wrote the name beside each.
Was easy enough to grab the sheet and leave on my desk when doing some more blending rather than trying to work out which foam pad goes with which ink pad).
Also because the mini ink pads for Altenew are black and the writing hard to read I ended up first cutting a pile of 1" squares, swiping each piece of card stock with the ink and glued to the lid and wrote the name on there as well. Much easier to find them.
I then did the same on my mini Hero Art ink pads, this gave a better indicate of ink colour and I can now see colours that will work well together from the Altenew and Hero Art mini's. They all fit into a storage box together perfectly so I can grab the box, go through and pick colours in reference to the true colours on the lids.
I haven't tried blending with the Hero Art Inks yet but intend to as there are some lovely colours there that I think will blend quite nicely and will do the foam blending pads the same way.