Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday Trigger and more...

Moxie Fab - Tuesday Trigger

The challenge today was to create a project using this picture to trigger the imagination...
I couldn't stop with just one project, so I've posted three here, and I may not be done yet.  I may still do one using the same kind of bright colors that were used on this dress.

This first card uses watercolor techniques with Distress Ink to create a fun background.

I masked the butterflies with some Heidi Swapp butterfly masks that I've had for a really long time.  I used lots of different colors of Distress Ink, primarily Victorian Velvet, Dried Marigold, Old Paper, and Frayed Burlap.

Stamps were:

Honeycomb background (Darcie's)

Mesh Background (PSX)
and  the


I tried something new with this card.  First I created a soft background with Light and Bright Alcohol Inks.

Next, I laid down the butterfly masks and applied clear ink, then Frosted Crystal Embossing Antiquities powder.  When embossed, this powder has a bumpy, matte look.  I then applied Snow Cap paint dabber around the butterflies, and used the same paint to stamp a couple of designs in the two corners.  The cool thing it, the paint just wipes off of the smooth areas, but sticks down in the grooves of the bumpy embossing powder.


On this card I started with glossy cardstock.  I stamped a couple of designs with Archival ink, then masked the butterflies and began adding color to the background with Distress Ink.  I used water, ink,and lots of different stamps to create the background.  I used all of the same stamps and colors of Distress Ink as on the first card, but I also used the Old French Writing Background (Hero Arts).

And now, moving on to another project...

I had some scraps lying around from a previous project, so I thought I should try to put them to good use.

The stamp I used here is Balloon Ride by Hero Arts.  
Sentiment is from Impression Obsession.

14 comments:

Barb King said...

Valona, your cards are stunning! I love all the techniques you use, I would love to take a class from you!!! Too bad we are on the east coast. Well, I'm going to follow you now! Thanks for commenting on my card.

Linda said...

beautiful cards Valona!!

Natalie said...

Very pretty cards, great techniques, thanks for sharing!

Robin K. said...

Love the dreamy quality of your first three cards! And love how you added that pop of color to the hot air balloon card!

Stampin'Cat said...

Beautiful cards! You must be ready for Designing Desserts! Very inspiring options there!

Svetlana said...

So beautiful cards!! I love b&w card with colored ballon!
Thanks for leaving me such a lovely comment!
Svetlana xx

Lyndal said...

Stunning cards Valonda! Many thanks for stopping by my blog too - much apprecaited :)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

WOW! These are just awesome!!!! Cards 1 & 2 are my favs but all 4 are outstanding!!!

Love the backgrounds you made!! Great job with the Trigger challenge :)
Thanks for visiting my blog :)
Maria

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Sabr said...

beautiful projects! I cannot get enough of the gorgeous watercolor techniques!

angelabranon said...

Your masking technique with the stamping is elegant. The first card is my favorite. I can see where you wouldn't want to stop.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Beautiful cards! TFS.

Laura Jane said...

your MOXIE FAB cards are FAB-U-LOUS!!

Cath said...

Hey Valonda! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)