Thursday, March 22, 2012

Make It Monday...graduated backgrounds

So I finally got back to stamping today.  (instead of stamping eariler this week I made my youngest 2 summer nightgowns considering it had been in the mid 80s....crazy.)

So the make it monday challenge is to make graduated backgrounds...with ink refills and water color or copics...I used  the latter till I get refills to try the others style.
This is actually my second time doing these....i copied Nicole from her blog post when this stamp set (Happy Trails) first came out.

I did 2 cards this time....keeping with my masculine challenge to make a man card for at least every girly card.
This was my first background.
Yellows, oranges, reds
Then I sprayed with glimmer mist...Love the outcome.

Then, I had to find the masculine colors, and I always look for my husband's approval on these so I went with greys and blues

I finished the card off with the light blue cardstock and a black shimmer paper, the shimmer was also die cut with the matching pti dragon fly die and stamped and embossed on black.
I only inked up the celebrate on the sentiment because the rest I figured would seem girly to my guy.

On the sunset colored back ground I also used the black shimmer again for a mat and for the pen.  I sprayed the background with glimmer mistand love how it looks.  messed up the stamping on the sentiment because the paper was curling and I didn't have enough hands, and didn't think to put it on the mat first to flatten it out...duh!

1 comment:

Suzanne Russell said...

They are both beautiful! Great job on the challenge!