Monday, February 20, 2012

Magazine Monday

This week I'm revisiting another artist - Elizabeth Allan. I didn't intend to, it just happened. I guess when you find someone who's style you like, you can't help but tune into them.

I started with the image for this week from The OutLawz Freebie challenge. The watering can full of flowers seemed to lend itself to a birthday card. One of my nieces has a birthday next week an I thought this would be perfect for her.

Elizabeth used a Teal base and a different CB folder for her background. Her image was on a circle, matted with light pink then again in a teal scalloped circle. She stamped the sentiment in the bottom third of the card.

The watering can image didn't lend itself to a circle so I went with the clean lines, adding a bit of curve with the sentiment mat to mimic the curve in the heart on the watering can.
Although you can't see it very well, I inked the CB folder with Pretty in Pink before embossing the white cs. That is a neat technique if you want a 'letter press' look to your embossed image. Simply stamp ink all over the inside of the folder - the 1/2 that will be the top of your image. Place your CS in the folder and emboss as normal. Carefully remove your embossed image and wipe the folder clean with a bit of stamp pad cleaner and paper towel or a baby wipe.

Almost Amethyst (SU-Ret.)
Pretty in Pink
GP White
Happy Birthday CB folder
Pretty In Pink ink
Almost Amethyst ink (ret.)
Lavender Lace ink (ret.)
Watercolor Pencils (Derwent)
Digi Image from Sandie Hugget
Vintage Labels (SU)
Mini brads (Recollections)
Pop Dots

This also covers:
Magazine Monday
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge

1 comment:

  1. Such a cute and simple card and a great image.