Thursday, October 14, 2010

GKD Designer Challenge Hop

Hello, and welcome to October's Gina K Designs Designers Challenge Hop! This month Gina invited us to create a card with one of your our favorite background techniques from the STV archives. I chose crayon resist. It was perfect for making white flowers with my "Buds and Vases" set and a darker, contrasting background to make them pop.

Stamp your flowers and vase on glossy cardstock and color in the flowers with a white crayon. Don't worry about them getting completely covered, I love the little scribble scrabble that peeps through after sponging the ink! After coloring the leaves with green Copics, I sponged over the whole image with Tumbled Glass and navy ink, then wiped the excess away from the flowers with a napkin. I used Janice's color challenge this week as inspiration, vase is pieced with Kraft, and mats are Grass Green, Ocean Mist (Cuttlebugged with Victoria and sponged) and In the Navy .

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23 comments:

Jennie said...

Love this technique and it really pops on these flowers! Love the way you used the oval punch too :o)

Giovana said...

Beautiful Melanie! I've never tried this technique and I think I will try it very soon!
Hugs!
Giovana

Theresa Momber said...

Oh my, that blue is absolutely brilliant! Gorgeous with the crayon technique!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh just gorgeous Mel! The crayon technique is AMAZING with your flowers!!

Lagene said...

Melanie, this is a gorgeous card....I love the crayon resist technique also!

Anita said...

Stunning card! What a great technique.

Becky said...

This is awesome,,love the colors and love the background.

- - Sheryl - - said...

wow - I missed that technique! love it - I am not the best color-er with markers so pencils or crayons are great! I'll try this!

stampqueen said...

Very pretty -good choice for that stamp too.

Cheri said...

This is one of my favorite techniques, Melanie. Your card is gorgeous.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous card, Melanie! I love the vibrant colors and the contrast of the white flowers!

tlgirl353 said...

Wow- absolutely gorgeous!

Tina Gilliland said...

I love this!! FABULOUS colors and I love the embossed background.

catdidit said...

I ALmost did this technique too! LOVE it Mel, this is gorgeous! Awesome 'shadows' too!

Jessica said...

Wow, Melanie! This is stunning!!!! love the colors and the textures!

Donna said...

oooh so pretty! love the colors you used!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Melanie, this is Gorgeous!
Love the colors, and the layering.
What a fun technique!
Thank you for sharing,
Have a great weekend!

Miesje said...

Okay now that is an awesome card! Wowsa!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Stunning card! Love all the blue and embellishing.

Valerie said...

Great idea to make the vase. The colors are all so pretty. Love all your work.

Cathy said...

Just beautiful! TFS!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Absolutely gorgeous - the blues are so pretty.

Libby Hickson said...

This is gorgeous, wow!!