Monday, March 24, 2014

it's been too long, my friend

i'm LOVE playing along with challenges! i get to totally impart my ideas with the inspiration starting point, be that a sketch, colors, technique, anything! 

i was able to make a card for the new AEI{heart}U challenge! so exciting! this one is all about gradient/ombre coloring! swoon! who doesn't love that right now? 

so for my card, i added color to everything with a gradient/ombre feel! and i used LOTS of different distress products! he he! LOVE getting messy!

i took a panel of watercolor paper that i had lying around and stamped the clouds from avery elle's happy camper stamp set (SUCH a fun set!!), in various shades of blues and teals. then i spritzed that with water and let the colors move, and meld and bleed together! sooo fun! 
the mountains were done the same way, except i smooched my vintage photo and old paper ink pads right onto the watercolor paper and then spritzed it! then i stamped my mountain images twice and popped up the middle one for dimension! :)

for the gradience in the sun, i colored onto the stamp itself in wild honey and mustard seed distress markers, then stamped onto my card base. :)

the sentiment was stamped onto some vellum and then hid behind the mountains and i love the softness the vellum adds! :) the sentiment was created with the simply said: hello stamp set. LOVE the font of this set, and the versatility! 

i finished the card off with some triangle wood veneers (birds, perhaps?!) and that's that! i LOVE it!! :)

hope it made you smile today!


  1. This is awesome! You clearly had a ball making this and that totally comes through in your fun and funky design!

  2. I love the gradient colors on your sky and clouds and the shading on the mountains are perfect! Thanks for joining the AE Ombré Challenge!

  3. Your card is awesome! What a cool effect with the Distress Markers and Pads- I have to give this a try! Thanks so much for playing along with us for the AE ombre challenge!


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