Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tsunami Rose Challenge #12 - Color Inspiration

It's Wednesday - Tsunami Rose Designs Challenge Time!!
Week #12 - "Color Inspiration"
Using the Life Abloom Printable Journal Set
which you can buy here

 Tsunami Rose Designs Links 

  • Here is a close up:

    And my PRC (Photo Recipe Card) if you would like to follow along.

     I cut a standard piece of 8 1/2 x 11"   base out of beige card stock  to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" 

    I decided to use a 1 1/2 x 4 3/4" piece of the journal paper
     (since is was approximately 1/3 of the width of the card).

      A piece of pink card stock was cut to fit the journal paper and the corners cut with an
     EK Success photo corner punch.

    The sentiment from the journal pack was trimmed and backed with black card stock to fit.

    All of the layers were distressed with Ranger's Old Paper Distress Ink.  

     The journal paper was distressed with a Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios Paper Distresser and 
    torn in a few places to "age" it a little more. 
     (Gotta Love That "Vintage" Look!) 

     Another piece of black card stock was trimmed to fit the "frame"

     The "frame" was glued with an ATC and the sentiment block was attached with foam tape.

    An Inkadinkado Dot Flourishes stamp was used with embossing ink and heat embossed with Recollections Ebony Opaque Embossing Powder

    The butterfly was a new product I recently purchased from Eureka Stamps
    It is the butterfly paper sculpture.  I thought I would try using this since I don't own a butterfly die.  What a cool, easy (did I say REALLY easy) way to make my own winged  critters 

    After printing out the digi, I put it in my copier and printed it out on velum.  

     I colored it with water color pencils (although next time I will try using my Sprectum Noir markers on it) and outlined it with a embossing pen and then heat embossed with the black powder.
    I would do the embossing first the next time and then the coloring, but I didn't think it through BEFORE working on it.  

    The image was cut out (3 pieces) and then glued together.  After it dried, I used a stylus (actually I used a star shaped screwdriver and an old mouse pad - since I don't own a stylus per sea) on the back of the paper to give it some shape and dimension

    I added a few silk flower heads around the sentiment (attaching with glue)
    Some Offray pink accents were added to the butterfly, 
    the flourish areas and a few places on the card and in
     the center of the flowers.

    Thanks, so very much for stopping by and checking out this beautiful collection that Daisy has put together for you. 

     Make sure you join the challenge this week for a chance to win it!


  1. Absolutely stunning Trudy. That butterfly is awesome.
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  2. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! those butterflies are gorgeous x

  3. ABsolutely gorgeous card! love this!! And best of luck for HEartfelt Creations! Mo xxx

  4. Wonderful card and that butterfly is beautiful. Love how you improvise.