Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Two tone challenge!

I've challenged myself of late to enter more challenges. This one is from the lovely site called Creatalicious Challenges. The best thing about these is you get a month to make them.... it's very handy for us busy people!

This months challenge is to make a two tone card. Easy, you say! I dare you to try! It's great fun making sure everything doesn't meld into each other. I think I managed it here, just!

I love using the watercolouring on these roses. Basically you emboss the image on Glossy cardstock with White Embossing Powder. You then lightly spritz the area with water and then you drop ink into each section and slowly work it around. You can change colours and they will gently bleed into each other and create a nice gradual flow with makes your flowers look more realistic.

I also dabbed some Platinum Shimmer Paint onto my flowers once they were dry. They are quite shimmery as you can see by the bottom flower! It was really hard to photograph this. To the naked eye the shimmer is actually a cross between the top and bottom flowers, so not quite so shimmery, but still slightly sparkly. I also used versamark and stamped the flower image on the Very Vanilla cardstock, which was impossible to photograph as well! All in all, I'd say this is a beautiful card, that photography does no justice!

Card: Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Glossy White
Ink: Versamark, Rose Red, Tangerine Tango
DSP: Sweet and Sour
Ribbon: Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain (retired)
Embellishments: Circle Fire Rhinestones (retired)
Tools: Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder
Stamp Sets: Growing Green, Well Scripted

Till next time, happy stamping...


  1. Darl!!! This is fabulous. Gorgeous colours ... gorgeous "two tone" ... Sweet design! Hugs xxaxx

  2. I have not tried this techy on gloss, just watercolour paper. I love the effect. Great scissor work too Sonia. Bright and sunny card for a lucky Mum. ooxx

  3. This is so nice. Thank you for joining us at CC this month :)


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