Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mercy & Color Challenges


You will all be sick of me—three posts in one day!!  I haven’t played the SCS color challenge for a while, so I decided to combine it with Mercy’s sketch for this week:


I combined Fresh Cuts and Vintage Vogue for this busier-than-usual card using Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Orchid Opulence:


I used a couple techniques for this card; first, the Fresh Cuts image was embossed with clear EP, but since I don’t have any Rich Razzleberry CRAFT ink, I inked my stamp in Versamark first, then inked right over top with the RR ink.  Once the image was stamped on the paper, I covered it with clear EP, brushed off the excess and heated with my heat tool!  Then I used the Emboss Resist technique, coloring the flowers and leaves with a more intense watercolor, and flooding the background with a lighter watercolor.  I colored the word “friends” with a marker and punched it with a small oval punch and embellished it with a flower & leaf.  My final touch was a couple of Little Leaves cut with the Big Shot, stamped with the Fresh Cuts words and tucked behind the “F”.  This is going to a special person who won some blog candy!  I hope she enjoys it.   If you have any questions about any of these products, let me know!!


  1. I agree - stunning maybe not adequate

  2. What a jaw-dropper! So beautiful.

  3. Oh My Goodness you are a busy girl and I could never get sick of your post or cards.
    This is outstanding. I think I need a video for this one. I get lost in the embossing. I would love to watch you make this card.

  4. Beautiful-like all the details@ tfs

  5. hi! you are one busy stamper :) but I enjoy peeking in what you create... I love the pink and brown CAS one :) hugs to you...

  6. All three posts are gorgeous, LeAnne!

  7. Great job! I never know what to do with this set. Thanks for the idea!

  8. This is LOVELY! All the texture and detail is fabulous!


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