Let In the Sun!

Hey everyone!  I thought I'd share another fabulous Flourishes card with you today since Flourishes has their Amazing Gambler's Sale on right now.  For sale details, you can click here.

Over at Splitcoaststampers, I was looking through the latest and greatest challenge this week and came across the newest colour challenge... CC463...

This week's colours are: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, and Coastal Cabana.
They always have a fun "dessert" item too... this week it was to use "some kind of wood embellishment".

That's one divine colour palette!  So I grabbed my "Sunflowers" stamp set and went to town...


To begin, I used a piece of Classic White Cardstock and stamped a variety of the beautiful sunflower and leaf images from the "Sunflowers" stamp set using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink. Then I cut the image on the diagonal creating a 2.5" strip down the center.

I took the 2 triangle shapes created and air brushed them with Copic BG11 and BG13.  Then I laid my Tim Holtz "Dot Fade" Layering Stencil over the two pieces and misted some Copic Blender Solution over them.  The blending solution basically pushed all the ink away leaving the dot pattern of ink.

Next I coloured all the images within the 2.5" strip of cardstock.  I used the "pointillism" colouring technique for my back ground.  For that I used the following Copic Markers:
BG11, BG13, BG34, E70, E71, E74, R24, 
Y04, Y11, Y13, Y18, Y19, Y38, YG11 AND YR12.

My final touch was a quick sentiment stamped on a little wooden speech bubble and voila!  Thanks for joining me today.

The design for today's card was based on the latest sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!:
Click here to read all the rules and learn how to play along!
Don't forget about my two GIVEAWAYS...

Good luck!

~ Ally ~

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Supplies:
stamps: Flourishes (Sunflowers)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White & Black Cardstock
ink:  Memento, Copic Markers, Copic Blending Solution
tools:  Copic Airbrush, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
pen:  Copic Multiliner 0.3.

10 comments:

  1. WOW!!!!! What a fantastic card. I also love that you shared your technique for creating such an amazing background image. You have truly inspired me to give this a try! Thank you.

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  2. Oh wow, this is a stunning card!!

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  3. This is stunning! Love how you colored the diagonal panel and left the rest uncolored. Such a creative take on the sketch!

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  4. This is stunning - I love the whole design it is inspiring. Thanks for explaining how you did it!
    Elaine

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  5. Oh, this is so cool! What a fabulous take on the sketch! I love it!

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  6. Love, Love, LOVE this! Great take on the sketch!

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  7. Ohhh Allison, I love the effect you created with this cool stampin and coloring job. Awesome! Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this sketch and hope to see you again.

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  8. Gorgeous spotlight technique! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  9. What a neat way to show off the sketch! I love the way you colored this...totally amazing!

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  10. Love the pop of colour in those images! Thanks for playing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.