Monday, June 29, 2015

Summery birthday card

Hi everyone,

Monday means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. It's a summer challenge. Summer has just started and why wouldn't we celebrate this? Be inspired by this amazing season.

This is the last one of my summer birthday card season. I wantedto try something else like magazine collaging. I'm not really a magazine reader, so I have to make do with H&M catalogs. Normally, this is more something I would do in an art journal, but by keepingt simple it can also work on a card.


First I made the background by spraying over the Leaves mask with Lemon Zest and let it lie so I could make other layers such as making splashes Neon Pink and Black Marble. I then outlined the Leaves with a Pitt Artist Pen.

After frequently browsin through the catalog I've found the model I wanted to use on my card and the extra accessories that I wanted to use. I've got to practice lots more on collaging. I'm still a little bit too cautious, but that's okay for doing this technique on a card. After I cut out all the elements and collaging them, it was time for some coloring. I've used different colors of Distress Markers that were also used in the background. Distress Markers work perfectly on Multi Medium Matte. With a white Sharpie, I doodled a little bit.


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Stephanie said...

Really cool pieced layout! I love the accents!! :)

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Maura said...

This is just darn cute!! Love the bright yellows and it is such a fun image!

├čeulah ├čee said...

Most of my cards are made this way and I applaude your chutzpah for using this technique and for expressing it so well. ♥ the lemony zest background, wouldn't have been the same without it!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Yay for magazine collaging!!! LOVE this so artsy and fun...and the color is brilliant!!!

Meihsia Liu said...

What a fun and lovely journal page, Sandra. Love it! :)

Emma Williams said...

Really LOVE this piece of journaling Sandra ~ it's so cool and such a fun interpretation of our challenge! Hugs... :)

barbarayaya62 said...

Cool piece! Funny interpretation , I love pic with sunglasses! BArbarayaya

Suzanne C said...

Love the pretty background with the yellows and splatters! The girl adds another stylish flair!

Michelle said...

I LOVE how you did the leaves in the background. Beautiful! And using the magazine image was a great idea. Love this!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I love the idea of incorporating magazine images with cards! This card is so bold and the graphic is quite striking. Thanks for inspiring me to think of new ways to create cards!