Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge #8/CR84FN21




It's MIM time again at Papertrey Ink! This week's challenge is to use ink shading on your project. I've only ever inked the edges of my paper, so fortunately there's a video by Betsy Veldman showing how to do something a little more elaborate! I chose to use the colors from the CR84FN21 challenge--just because I loved them. Isn't their graphic gorgeous?

First I embossed BB: Text Style over the cream background with clear embossing powder. Next, I stamped images from Life in Smokey Shadow. Finally, I used three Distress Inks to shade the background, and wiped the excess ink off the embossing. I added mats, ribbon, a tag and trim, and trimmed one end with pinking shears. Not unique, but a good canvas upon which to practice a new technique!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--Life, BB: Text Style, Tiny Tags
Paper: PTI--Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse; stash
Ink: PTI--Smokey Shadow; Watermark; Versafine--Onyx Black; Ranger--Antique Linen, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters Distress Inks; Embossing Powder--Filigree Clear
Die: PTI--Tiny Tags
Ribbon: PTI--Scarlet Jewel Bitty Dot
Misc.: Trim--stash; Floss--DMC Ecru; pinking shears

22 comments:

Stephanie said...

Jill.......This is really gorgeous! Love that you embossed Text Style on your mat BEFORE shading/blending. It really finishes the card off so beautifully!

donna c said...

I love your card. The text is fabulous with the silohuette image.

Kim O'Connell said...

oooooooh weeee! So pretty and that little tag puts this right over the top!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Jill! This card is gorgeous! Love the shaded background you created! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous!
I have to echo Stephanie...
loved how you embossed before blending...
really sets it off.
Love it all!

Karen W said...

Very pretty Jill and congrats on being the customer of the day at Our daily bread designs blog.

Diane said...

Very pretty!!

Karen C. said...

The way you used the embossed text here is very unique - I love the way it shows through the variations of the blended inks. Very pretty card and details.

Inkyfingers said...

This is so so lovely Jill. I love the creative embossing you did before shading and the composition of the flowers is beautiful.

Sue Lelli said...

Jill, this is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the shading and the embossed backgraound and the LIFE set! So glad you played with us at CR84FN because the colors just made your card sing! FAB card!

Michelle Philippi said...

Love so much about this Jilliboo....the pinking shear edge is my fave though...such a nice fun addition; good call.

Lindsay said...

This is LOVELY Jill! I looove that inked background and the floral silhouettes! Great work!

Anne B said...

Fab card, Jill. The technique works so well with the embossed text background and makes the perfect backdrop for the silhouette flowers :)

Mad for Paper said...

Very cool, I love the look of the embossed text background.
TFS
Ang

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is lovely, Jill! Your background is wonderfuo.. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Andrea M said...

Jill this is GORGEOUS!!! I love that blended ink background! What a pretty scene! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Hope to see you again next week!

Lorraine said...

Wow, Jill, your card is gorgeous! Love your design and how you incorporated the color challenge and the Make It Monday challenge. Cool!

Debgem said...

I think this is fabulous. I do like the resist technique with the text and the wonderful shading. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Sara said...

Wow, this is a great card. Love the text style in the background.

Diane Jaquay said...

Jill, this is gorgeous! Your shading/blending, looks divine!

Sara Mac said...

Jill this is absolutely beautiful!! Love the embossed text. I can't believe this is your first time doing this technique. It's perfect.

Heather Jensen said...

Great job with the ink blending technique. Love the pretty flowers and soft background. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)