Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Flower Power

I'm delighted to have been invited to be guest designer at Retro Rubber this week, and we have a colour challenge for you:

For my card, I have used a Clarity Stamps stamp from when I was a member if the New Design Club about 5 years ago. I believe the stamp is still available but only to current members of the club. It is stamped with DI in Peacock Feathers then coloured in with a water based marker. Actually I didn't have a suitable shade, so it is a Crayola borrowed from the grandchildren's craft box.

Probably because it was done with a children's marker, the coloured image looked a little flat and featureless, so I took a waterbrush and moved the green ink around a little bit to give a more psychedelic effect. I had some aqua and lime card ready for the matting and layering, and to add a little "flower power" to the card, I embossed the aqua layer  with a Crafters Companion folder called English Country Garden.

I finished it with a random scattering of aqua and green pearls and gems, but something very odd happened when I took the photo. Although all the green gems are actually the same colour, the bigger ones have come out looking completely different, almost yellow. I think it is because the tiny ones don't have a silvered back and the larger ones do, and that silvered back has reflected the flash!

I am sharing this with
Allsorts challenge - a touch of sparkle
Loves to Craft (a brand new challenge blog!) - Anything Goes


Barb said...

A real 60s sentiment. Great colours and I love the embossing folder. Barbxx

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Jane: Thank you for being your guest designer for this week at Retro Rubber.
Your card is perfectly GROOVY, oh my gosh!! Flower Power indeed!!! Love this image and the message inside this heart from that Beatles song released way back in 1967, it's so true today and always.
I love how you colored it, the crayola marker you borrowed from the grandkids was just perfect for the shading, ain't grandkids GRAND?!
Beautiful embossing, fabulous design.
Thank you so much for sharing, we hope you come and visit us again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.

Wendy L said...

Lovely retro card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts,xxxxx

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Jane! Thank you so much for being our guest designer! I am so happy to showcase your talents! This card is perfect for the challenge - I am in love with all the texture and that sweet sentiment! Thank you again!

Cara said...

This is fab! Love it, think I have that stamp sat unused in my stash. Cara x

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, Jane, this card is so fun! I love that you took the color challenge and got so creative with it. Crayons?? Genius!! Thank you for being our guest designer this week! We look forward to seeing you in our gallery soon.

Katy McGloin said...

What a delightful card to help showcase our color challenge at Retro Rubber this week! Using crayons in a pinch is brilliant as well as toying with them to add dimension. Especially like the dry embossed background panel. Love having you as our guest designer this week. Hope you will play with us often!!

Claire Grantham said...

Hi Jane, I am late to the comment party this week :) As I have been in London working. Lovely to have you with us as guest designer this time. Love your take on the colours, like Katy, I am a big fan of that embossed background. Hope you'll be back to play with us soon. Cx

Greta said...

Beautiful use of the color combo, Jane! The embossed panel is really neat!

Christine Traversa said...

Oh my how I love that stamp and your project! Thank you so much for joining us at RR!❤️