Friday, May 28, 2010

Miss You...


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Normally, I LOVE sketch challenges. They are such a terrific way to get the creative juices flowing and often times they end up doing half the work! This week's Friday Challenge should have been, well, not easy, but at least not the head-scratching time I had. The sketch is great for its simplicity, but the trick was to decide what I wanted to put in that large circle element!
Finally, after a few hours of fretting, I settled on this lovely kaleidoscope image, which I stamped twice and carefully colored in with Copics. I cut out one of the images and snipped all the way around it toward the center. Next I bent and curled each "petal" until the middle was pushed in and the petals curved outward. I also cut out the center of my second image and popped that up with a pretty rhinestone accent. After gluing the petaled image down on its twin, I was left with a wonderfully 3-dimensional "flower." I stamped and die-cut a matching frame as well. For the rest of the card, I really wanted the kaleidoscope to be the main focus, so I stuck with a mostly white card base, only embossing it with tiny dots for some visual contrast. I tied some organza ribbon and strung it across and added a simple sentiment to finish off a difficult card which I was ultimately very pleased with!
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Stampers Kaleidoscope Borders and Centers and Custom Design Cardmaking Kit (sentiment) Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Copic Sketch Markers; Stampin' Up Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, and Whisper White Card Stock; Black Organza Ribbon (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities; Big Shot; Martha Stewart Cornice Punch
HAPPY BEANS: Clear Rhinestones (generic)

10 comments:

Tanya said...

Oh, you have the Kaleidoscope set! Beautiful card, love the swiss dots, really love the way you curled the kaleidoscope, nice dimension. Simple and beautiful.

veronica said...

love your card! the dimension is great!

Stephanie said...

Stunning result with your 3-dimensional kaleidoscope! Love it.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Regina!!! This is gorgeous! Love the colours and colouring and I think it's awesome how you made the image 3D!!! Very cool!!! :)

Mary Fish said...

Exquisite. Your color choices against white were perfection. Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

I love it all. The petals are gorgeous and I like how you kept it the focus with all of the white background. Your colors are excellent, too!

Sandra Farrell said...

ooooh - this is amazing. You really highlighted that kaleidescope image. Love it!

Pat said...

The simplicity of the background only adds to the wonderful effect.

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous coloring on your kaleidoscope, Regina -- beautiful card! Thanks for playing in JustRite's challenge!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Awesome with awesome detail... love it. Hugs,