Thursday, August 24, 2006

Inkspired by Jesse'smom (Kelly B).

I saw this great card in the gallery on Splitcoaststampers, by Kelly Brandt, where she mixed lumiere with reinkers and the dabbed it on cardstock using plastic wrap. I had done lumiere resist before, where you dab the lumiere on and then brayer color over it, but I had never thought to mix the color right into the lumiere. Her results were gorgeous and so I just had to try. My attempts do not quite compare to hers, but I know this is something I am going to play with some more until I get it just right. I also might have to try a combination of this color mixed lumiere technique and the resist. Thanks for inspiring me with your great idea Kelly, and thanks for the extra tips and advice you PM'ed to me. You're awesome!!!

Bloom - The font on this card was printed from microsoft word. I used just the cranberry crisp reinker and lumiere mix on this background. The stamp is from Tags and More (Stampin' Up!) and the black brads were added for interest. I wanted the black ribbon to make it look sort of like a window and I think it worked.

Golden Friendship - This was my second pool of lumiere, gold encore reinker and lumiere. It looks a little more green in real life. I struggled with the layout for this one, but I think it came together in the end. The flower is from Mixed Bouquet (Stampin' Up!) and the sentiment is from Wonderful Words (Stampin' Up!).

Roses For You - This card was inspired by a sketch challenge. It uses a combination of the cranberry crisp and gold lumiere colors. The roses are from Mixed Bouquet, and the sentiment is from Tiny Talk (Stampin' Up). The tag is on dimensionals, and the ribbon is tied through it. The faux stitching was done last minute with a sharpie, next time I think I would go on a hunt for the black gel pen, but it works.

1 comment:

Dawn Mercedes said...

Nice blog...keep it going!