Hello. I'm back again with another card inspired by the City Crafter Challenge Negativity. The challenge provides the following picture as inspiration:
The challenge requires you to use the negative space created by a die cut. In this case, it isn't a die that I used, but my paper trimmer to create this frame. Rather than popping the flowers up with foam squares, I popped the background forward and created a little window through which to see my lovely petunias. Here's the details:
- I used my Prima Oil Pastel crayons by coloring directly onto the solid background stamp of my Rubbernecker Petunia stamp set. I used the bright yellow in the center and the peachy orange around the yellow - coloring like I was filling the image in. I then spritzed the stamp with a mister and used a damp brush to dab at the stamp to activate and blend the colors - not very much so as to not mix the colors. I then stamped onto Strathmore watercolor paper.
- When the image was dry, I stamped with Archival Black ink the outline image and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used a similar technique to this video except that I used the oil pastels to color.
- I then cut the image out of the paper using my paper trimmer. I had drew in the black lines/dot pattern with a black marker and adhered the sequins with some clear glue.
- I colored the rest of the watercolor paper with a watercolor brush and the orange oil pastel, stamping the sentiment in black Archival ink once dry. I used a piece of craft foam to evenly raise the frame around the flowers.
I am inspired by all the color in the photo and now want to make a set of these cards using the technique. I have had a bit of a challenging schedule this week, but the weekend is coming soon. Let's see what I can do.
Isn't all this challenging fun? I have really enjoyed my time as the guest designer for the City Crafter Challenges this month. I hope you are inspired to join us too. Pick up the left overs of your die cuts - the negative part - and make something beautiful. I'll look forward to seeing you over there.
I going to link up this project over at Word Art Wednesday Challenge #220 Anything Goes.