Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Striped Aloha

Aloha! I hope you are all having a good morning. Did you see Gina is showing snippets of the new release on her blog? She also has an announcement today!

I've got another reject card to share today. I used images from  Aloha and A Year of Leaves. This card is wider than the normal A2 I usually do. I think it is 6 inches wide.

I used sticky notes to make the stripes. Each stripe is about 1/2 inch, so I masked off a two inch band and just moved the bottom sticky notes up after sponging each color. First I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Moved the bottom sticky notes up 1/2 inch and sponged Memento Tangelo ink.

Moved the sticky notes again and sponged Memento Lady Bug.

Moved the sticky notes again and sponged Vivid Brick Red ink.

Removed the masks and had my striped background.

I stamped the hibiscus, from Aloha, and colored with Copics, starting with R20. I used Y15 on the stamens.

Added R22.

I added R27, working out from the center and lifting the marker to create lines. I was going for some texture, so I didn't blend.

Added R29 the same way.

I used a leaf from A Year of Leaves, stamped twice and colored with YG03. I used YG09 to shade. After coloring, I cut out the flower and leaves.

I adhered the flower and leaves, using Pop Dots and added the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Viv said...

Fabulous! Just fabulous! how could ANYONE reject this!!!

Becky said...

Awesome design Theresa and beautiful card.

Patti J said...

Wow! What a great card! Love the clean lines, and thanks SO much for showing us how you did it! Have a great day!

Donna said...


sghay said...

I can't believe anyone would reject your cards. I always look forward to seeing your cards for inspiration, new techiques..and just for the sheer beauty of them.

Anonymous said...

I love the colors and the technique you used it is very pretty.

Melanie said...

awesome look! reminds me of those OP tshirts!! :)

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful! Love that fabulously colored hibiscus!

Ruthie said...

not a reject in my book! it's gorgeous!!!

Designs By Sky said...

I agree with sghey, I look foward to all your cards!

Eve said...

ahhhh this is just how i remember my life in Hawaii... who could reject this BEAUTIFUL creation!!