Yin Versus Yang

Howdy all!  Wednesday sure came quick this week.  Last week my son was off of school for his Spring break so had a relatively relaxing week of doing nothing so it was back to the daily grind this week.

It’s my week as hostess for the Card Sketch over at Splitcoaststampers!  I opted for a really simple sketch this week.  Check this out…
I had one technique in mind when I created this sketch.  I was basically taking 2 identical stamped panels (Thanks to my MISTI tool for that one!!!) and colouring one panel and leaving one panel darker with a lighter inked image; known as the Split Negative technique.  Sadly the deep dark purple cardstock I used doesn't photograph well so it looks more black than purple... sigh!

And so with the sketch, this is one of the cards I created (and my favourite of the two):

Both cards feature the stunning stamp sets “Lilac Time” and “Good Thinking: Renewal” by Power Poppy. Then I had all the leftovers to create an “yang” card…
It was really fun to come up with a stamped design that would highlight on both cards.

Which one do you like the best?

Another fun thing happening today is Power Poppy is revealing their newest digital stamp release today!  Check out the Power Poppy Blog today (after 8am CST) for the Instant Gardners Digital Stamp Release Team to reveal today’s new stamp set and accompanying sentiments.  It’s a beaut!

Typically on Wednesday, I also have another fun challenge sneak peek or a card for our StampNation weekly Wednesday challenge but this week is special.  We’re preparing for our Virtual Retreat which begins THIS Sunday… April 19th instead!

But for those of you up for an easy challenge, I have my “Let’s Talk Sketchesepisode #4 up and I’m giving away some stamps as a prize to one random lucky participant if you participate this week.  It’s a pretty easy sketch so I know it won’t take too long to create something for it.  There’s already tons of great inspiration posted by SN members.  Good luck to all those enter!

Don’t forget… I have a GIVEAWAY coming up this weekend!  You’re not gunna want to miss it!!! Stay tuned this weekend for details on how to WIN!

Have a great Hump Day everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Lilac Time, Good Thinking: Renewal)
cardstock:  X-Press It White Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! (Blackberry Bliss)

Copic Markers:  leaves: G20, G21, YG17  bugs, branches: R14, R17, E15  background: Y0000, Y000, Y00, C00, C0, C1  lilacs: V12, V15, V17, BV02
ink: Memento (Elderberry), Versamark

die:  Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles)
embossing powderStampendous! Detail White
sequinsPretty Pink Posh (4mm Clear Sparkling), CraftMedley (purple)
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CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Ally, this is fabulous! I love the idea of making a single design and making two cards!! And what a stunning sketch for this one! I love them both but especially love the first one (your fave). Just love the extra coloring of this beautiful lilac!! Hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for always inspiring!

Lisa Lara said...

Genius Ally. I love love this sketch. And how you made two cards out of it. Gorgeous card using PP digi.

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