Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Challenge #90 Hugs and Happy thoughts

I am completely in LOVE with this week's challenge photo! I had SO much fun putting this week's card together! You can check out all of the details HERE and you can see what all of the other design team members came up with as well 
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I would be pleased as punch if this chair were in my home! It is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect starting point for a fabulous floral card! It reminded me so much of THIS card that I made a few years ago so I wanted to use some new floral images for today's design.

My starting point was this fabulous set called Beautiful Day which has images similar to the floral images used in the textile on the chair. It has the perfect balance of leaves, florals and sprigs of greenery to create something similar. As you can see, I took a very literal approach for my design. 
To begin I took some time out to create masks for each of the large images so that I could build a fabulous floral scene. I had so much fun placing things here and there. The new To the point edgers dies arrived while I was away with my husband so I was excited to use them on this design.I thought the way I used the scalloped die made it seem like the top of the chair, which you can't see in the photo, but I used my imagination.



I used a mixture of solid images as well as the line art images that are included in the set. I like the mix and I feel as though it works well to recreate a textile look. The line art images are colored using Copic Markers and the solid images are stamped in a variety of ink colors for maximum definition.
The sentiment is heat embossed using white powder onto a black strip of cardstock. I added a few sparkling clear sequins here and there. After all of that was done, I adhered the focal image onto a piece of black and white striped paper using foam squares. I adhered all of that onto a black card base. I really went back and forth between a white or black base. I liked the white better, but ultimately, the black won because the frame of the chair looks so stark against the fabric and the black had the same effect. Thanks for fluttering by!


8 comments:

Vicki Finger said...

This card is absolutely stunning. When I was uploading mine I saw yours and I couldn't wait to come and tell you how pretty it is!

Sandy Kay said...

That card is SO pretty! I'm really glad I own that set!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Vicki! You are so sweet!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you!😊😊😊

Kim Heggins said...

Just stunning...love those bold and beautiful black stripes behind your gorgeous flowers.

SugarGem said...

Super pretty. Love the seafood colors and your take on the inspiration photo.

Lisa Dolson said...

Your card is a beauty! I love the inspiration photo and how you interpreted it! You a!ways do such lovely work.

harrahx2 said...

You aced this challenge. Love it.