Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Simply Majestic

I'm lucky to have a very active imagination, but sometimes it leads to my ideas being way too out of the box. So I've always enjoyed working with sketches and creative themes to help me focus. One of my favorite resources for creative inspiration is my fabulous husband. I asked him for some ideas to work with and he challenged me with: Plains, Wheat, Yellow. I played with some ideas & added some more inspiration from challenges, and ended up with this rainbow-inspired Gap Card:



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I cut the wheat shapes from scrap paper using TH's Fall Garland die. I used an Imaginisce embossing tool to widen the lines within the shapes; time-consuming but worth it.

Many thanks to Beccy's Place for the Gap Card tutorial. This was my first time trying this technique; I certainly set myself up for failure, as I'm not always so great at precision techniques, but it really worked out! I used a letterpress paper card base, and stamped the sentiment (stamps from Crafty Secrets & my stash) directly onto it with 2 purple inks. I went one step further and inked/stenciled directly onto the inside. I edged the waves & stenciled the clouds with a white Wink of Stella pen.

I added color to the sentiment with Copic markers. The little ladybug is a sticker by Susan Winget/K&Company. The butterfly was cut/embossed with a Sizzix/SU! Embosslits die from an orange, patterned tinfoil from a can of San Pellegrino soda.

I've been so lucky to be able to travel the roads of many countries, including my own, thanks to my parents. We shared many wonderful travels, and now I get to travel with my wonderful husband. Although we don't do a lot of traveling now, I'm extra lucky to have them to support my creative travels!

Challenges/Inspiration:
Red Carpet Studio #97: Field of Dreams / make your own background
ShowCASe Your Style: Sketch + CAS




Thank you for visiting & for inspiring my crafting,

3 comments:

Cherished said...

Great card. Thanks for playing at RCS.

Wyvern said...

I had never before heard of a Gap Card but now I want to start making a few. Your card is so unique and I love the background of clouds and waves that you created! Thanks so much for sharing this over at Red Carpet Studios!
Angela

Leslie said...

very creative, love this! Thanks for sharing with us at Red Carpet Studios!