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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Enjoy the Journey!

Greetings and welcome to my blog.  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Another week has flown by and it is time once again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational.  There are also a few changes. There is new leadership.  Several of our Design Team members were facing life changes and needed to relinquish a number of responsibilities accordingly.  We are now under the helm of Marina (thanks so much for taking on this responsibility) and of course as we bid farewell to some of the original Design Team, a huge thank you to Mynnette and Ellen co-owners and Ruth post coordinator for all their hard work in getting Inkspirational off the ground from its inception.  We have also decided to move to a bi-weekly format, allowing all of our followers a bit more time to create their own project.  As for this week's challenge, we have a color challenge, as shown below.  The twist though, is that you can pick either two or three of the colors with which to work.  I chose to use all three for my own creation.

I am working with a new to me image and sentiment that are from Penny Black.  The image and sentiment were stamped with Black StazOn Ink and then water colored with Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Pumice Stone to replicate the color palette above.  The image and sentiment were trimmed, distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink and layered over a gray mat which was first stenciled and embossed with embossing paste using stencils by Tim Holtz. A simple black and white piece of twine and metal tag holder by Idea-ology complete my card.  I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the design team has come up with and welcome our newest design team member, Nonni, too.  Thanks for dropping by.  Best wishes, Yvonne

12 comments:

Sue Butler said...

Hello Yvonne
Love your card, it looks like a painting, and you have obtained a wonderful 3d effect.
I shall have to pop over to Inspirational and catch up with the changes.
Smiles:)
Sue

Nonni said...

Hi Yvonne! I really love the stamp you've used -I want to get it for myself but last time I was ordering stamps this was out of stock... No wonder, it's so beautiful! Your coloring looks pretty and fits very well to the style of the image. I'm looking forward to creating with you at Inkspirational.

M said...

What a fantastic background - I love the collage effect of this lovely card. Marina

creatingwithpaper said...

Wow Yvonne... your coloring is fabulous on this! I love that image and the starburst in the background. Beautiful work!
- Shauna

Pia S said...

Your card looks fantastic, Yvonne! I love how you colored this image (one of my favorites!), and the colors of the image stand out so beautifully from the black and grey background. This cards's definitely got a WOW-factor!

sandie said...

Hi Yvonne, I have seen Pia use this image before and loved it and you have coloured it to perfection. I love the funky background x

Kay Wallace said...

Total genius to use the gray for the background, Yvonne, as it certainly showcases your raspberry and turquoise! Wonderful image, beautifully colored!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card in great colors. Love the image.

Shirley Chillman said...

How totally chic does she look. Truly a fashion icon.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

butterfly said...

What a fabulous card - I love how the dark areas make the glamorous woman pop all the more... beautifully done! Apologies for being missing in action lately - house-moving is an awful nuisance!!
Alison xx

Meighan Wheller said...

Love this image Yvonne and how you have used the colours from the challenge. Love the background you created. Regards Meg

Nikki said...

Great card Yvonne. I love the textures and layers you have used. Very nice.

Nikki