Tempting Coastal Cantaloupe Peonies

Did you check out that title today?  LOL... it's actually referring to one of the challenges my card is geared to; it involves some ink colours for the challenge.  You can see more detail below.

So today, I have to say, I am IN LOVE with this card.  When I first started it, I just wasn't lovin' the direction the stamping was going but with a little patience and ink, I truly ending up loving all the cool stamping effects.

I actually started this card by drawing those black lines that separate those 3 different strips.  Yes... they are not paper layers but actual masked off sections of the front panel of my card.  I used some larger Post-It Notes to help mask off each strip and used my Copic Airbrush to ink the back ground and then some Memento "Flannel Grey" ink to stamp on the patterns from the Flourishes' stamp sets, "So Distressed" and "Vintage Wallpaper".  To get the glow around the edges, I used a sponge applicator and some Ranger "Wild Honey" Distress ink - love that glow.

My focal image is of one of the beautifully detailed floral images from the new Flourishes' "Flowers for Jan" stamp set.  I stamped it on Classic White Cardstock, the BEST Copic colouring paper by far, and then fussy cut it out and popped it up on a Copic Airbrush coloured die cut.  For my sentiment, I die cut a simple banner piece, air brushed it and the stamped the sentiment from the retired "Tag Lines" stamp set.

As you can see in the close up, the front panel is indeed one sheet of paper plus some zig zag machine stitching...

And I couldn't just leave the inside Classic Black Cardstock blank, so I stamped some more "Vintage Wallpaper" onto white cardstock (yes... it started out as white cardstock!) and some more peony flowers with Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink.

To get the void in the center, I first inked the entire "Vintage Wallpaper" back ground stamp up and then took a piece of paper towel and blotted off the center of the stamp to remove the ink.  Not only did it remove the ink to create the void but it also lighted the edges of the central ink to create a more subtle fade back into the back ground stamping.

To colour in my images and airbrush my back grounds, I used the following Copic Markers:
BG23, BG32, BG45, BG53, E08, G43, G82, Y15, YR12, YR15 and YR16.

For my card design, I used my own card sketch design created for this week's Splitcoast Card Sketch, SC471:

I was also inspired to create this card using the Splitcoast Colour Challenge for this week, CC461, where we were asked to use the following colours; "Tempting Turquoise, Coastal Cabana & Crisp Cantaloupe", hence the name of my blog post today...
I hope my card has inspired you today!  Come and play along with us at Splitcoast for our fabulous Wednesday Card Sketch!  I'd love to see what you create with it.

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Flowers for Jan, So Distressed, Vintage Wallpaper, retired Tag Lines)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic Black & White
die cut shapes: Spellbinders (Labels 22, Ribbon Banners)
ink:  Memento, Copic Markers
pen: Sharpie Fine Point
tools:  Copic Airbrush
gems:  KaiserCraft
other: thread.


Gail Park said...

Just plain gorgeous-can't believe that is all ink,,,INCREDIBLE!

Barbara Thompson said...

You rocked the Copics and Airbrush!!!!

TLady said...

I've been EYE-BALLING that sketch Ally!!!!!!! LOL Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!:) SUCH TALENT!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOVE how your card DOES "GLOW!" & the COLOR COMBO is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!:) AND THE INSIDE IS JUST AS GORGEOUS as the OUTSIDE!!!!!!!!!!!:) I LOOOOOOOOOVE the OLD WORLD FEEL it has too!!!!!!!!:)

ChristineCreations said...

Ally this is so wonderful, vibrant, cheerful..beautiful use of color and technique!