Thursday, 20 June 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #91 with Secret Garden




I am really starting this journey with a hiss and a roar...created 2 cards tonight!

Freshly Made Sketches is a weekly challenge blog, with new sketches posted on Wednesdays. Below is the sketch for this week.


Provided I don't change my mind, this card will be given to a happy couple for their wedding in August. Wow, I am super organised, for a change!

The flowers are done using the Faux Stained Glass technique. Stamp the image in versamark on Vellum card stock, cover with White Emboss Powder, heat emboss then let dry. Turn the vellum over, and colour the back of the image. I tried two ways of colouring...the lighter flowers were coloured using a blender pen to pick up Calypso Coral from the inkpad. The darker flower was sponged with Calypso Coral. The blender pen way created a more subtle look, whereas the sponged way is a lot quicker! I didn't make a banner from the sketch as it didn't look quite right. 



I had done the stained glass technique before but to do it with the flowers? That idea was CASEd from Nikki Spencer.

ADDENDUM: When I cut the leaves out from the Secret Garden Framelits for this card, I had in mind to use the "negatives" (because I am always trying to waste as little card stock as possible). See here for the way I used the "left over" card stock as the feature in another card.

14 comments:

Jen said...

Beautiful! I love the soft, delicate look of the flowers! Thanks for joining us for the first time (!!) at Freshly Made Sketches! Hope you'll be back!

Karen M said...

Card is beautiful, Michelle. Love the colours of the vellum flowers. Thanks for sharing - Regards, Karen

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so beautiful, Michelle! I love vellum flowers!

Heather North said...

Your card is simply lovely! Oh, so pretty, soft and feminine. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Jen Timko said...

This is gorgeous!! What pretty flowers...perfect use of the technique! Glad you joined us at FMS and looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Cindy Hall said...

Your vellum flowers are gorgeous. I love how you achieved different density with the two different techniques. Really beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Nikki Spencer said...

Love your gorgeous card Michelle, you've done a beautiful job with the flowers. Thanks for the shout out, much appreciated. It's always nice to know you have inspired someone...:0) xxx

Patricia H said...

I was browsing the thumbnail images at Freshly Made Sketches and your card caught my eye. I'm so glad I clicked for a closer look! The vellum flowers are stunning. The embossed background panel and the pearls are terrific additional touches to make this card special. Fabulous job all around!

Deanna Gonzalez said...

This is gorgeous! I love the layout as well as the stain glass look with flowers!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Woohoo, Congrats Michelle it's a beautiful card. Carolyn x

Heather North said...

Congrats on winning the challenge! I think they chose wisely. ;)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This card is a masterpiece, Michelle! Congratulations on the well-deserved win from FMS!!

Jeanne said...

Love these beautiful flowers! I tried to make similar flowers but my vellum was too heavy. What type/brand of vellum did you use, please?

michelle pepper said...

Thank you Jeanne! I used Stampin' Up!'s Vellum (#106584). Have fun !

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