Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Love of Those Around You

I find that one of the hardest cards to make is a sympathy card.  I don't want to put too much into it, or too little.  I want it to be good enough, but not over the top.  A simple, but elegant design usually works best for me.  We never want to have to send this kind of card, but unfortunately, all too often, the occasion does arise.

This lovely feather from Magenta is the definition of elegant, and the sentiment is heartfelt.  The feather was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Judikins Silver Detail embossing powder.  The feather was colored in blue with mica watercolor.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx black ink.  A tag was hand cut, and gems were sprinkled for a little extra touch.

Magenta stamps used:
42.191.K  Large Feather
07.817.H  May the Love of Those Around You

Other Items Used:
Versamark Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Judikins Silver Detail embossing powder
Stargazer Artquest Palette - Quasar Blue
Hero Arts Mixed Accents - Sea

Friday, August 1, 2014

August 2014 Magenta Challenge

August 2014 - Magenta Challenge :
My favorite Magenta Stamp!
Create a Card, a Layout or even an alterned object if you feel like it,
follow the theme and use at least one Magenta product :

papers, stamps, embellishment, Peel Off's, chipboard and more...

The Magenta Challenge for August is to use your favorite Magenta Stamp.  Since I love Magenta stamps so much, it's pretty hard for me to choose a favorite, so when I did this card, I just had to pick a current favorite.  I do love this stamp, although at the moment, I think the Multilingual Sentiments would probably top my list.  (You can see those on my blogposts here and here).

Here's my card, and you can see I used my current favorite technique, acrylic block stamping.  You can see a tutorial on this technique here.
Magenta stamp used:  07.861.K You Make My Heart Smile
Distress Inks:  Faded Jeans; Mustard Seed; Ripe Persimmon
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Strathmore watercolor paper 140# cold press
Stardream Fuse Flame paper
Enamel Dots from My Mind's Eye
Tim Holtz Acrylic Grid Blocks

Now it's your turn!
One entry per person only!
you have until August 29th to enter!
Go here to submit your entry using In linkz