Can you believe it – # 050……. Sunny Challenges & Creations celebrate 12 months on this sketch. Who would have ever thought that we would still be going?
Anyhow, Kris has set our challenge this week & we have a Technique to go with the sketch. This week we had to do the Reflection or Mirror Image Technique. If you haven’t had a go at this fun technique, then pop on over to Sunny Challenges for a tutorial on how to do it.
For my card, I sort of started from the inside out. I had an idea forming in my head, but couldn’t work it out to start the card, so thought it best to play & think while doing the inside first. Do you do your cards that way? I often do & always amazes me how it sort of comes together in the end.
I do have another card which I was going to post instead of this one, but will post it later on in the week, so be sure to pop back to check it out!
Base Card – Perfect Plum – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 29.5cm x 10.5cm – Score in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Bashful Blue – 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 3 – Wild Wasabi – 3 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ or 9.5cm x 8.5cm
Layer 4 – Perfect Plum – 4 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ or 11.5cm x 9cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 4 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ or 11cm x 8.5cm
Stamp Set – Nature Walk
Ink – Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge, Stampin’ Up! Markers – Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Distressing Tool, White Gel Pen, Acetate, Vanilla Shimmer
My image was stamped onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Soft Suede Ink. I created a mask for my bird & adhered it to the top of my stamped image.
Using my Sponge, the hills were sponged in Certainly Celery Ink, while the sky was sponged lightly with Bashful Blue. The same went for the water, except as I got towards the bottom of the water I sponged it a bit darker so that it washed some of the bird’s reflection. Once I was happy with the sponging, the mask was taken off the bird.
The images around the edges were inked with my Stampin’ Up! Markers -Wild Wasabi & Perfect Plum prior to randomly stamping around the card.
To add a bit of dimension to the water, I drew a few randomly lines with my White Gel Pen. This sort of looks like it is the ripples in the water. I did the same along the water’s edge.
I went around the edge with my Distressing Tool & finally sprayed the lot with Vanilla Shimmer. It did start out with just the water so that it would give it a bit of a gleam, but ended up going over the whole card, but that it ok.
The Wild Wasabi piece went through the Bigshot using Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & adhered to the piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock with Snail Adhesive & then finally to the Base Card – Perfect Plum.
The sponged piece was adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I have gone back to the softer colours of late.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’