Sunday, 7 February 2016

FS470 - Happy Birthday To You


Here's my card for this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper challenge, where our Featured Stamper is actually a scrapbooker! Congratulations, Beatrice - you have a wonderful gallery!

This is the first time I've seen a gallery that is almost all scrapbook layouts and at first, I wasn't sure what to do - I have never scrapped. But I put my thinking cap on and came up with this card, inspired by this layout:



I focused on Beatrice's:
-layout (vertical strip off-set from the centre)
-use of flowers
-colour combination

I changed:
-proportion of colours, adding more white and yellow/orange
-reversed her white sentiment on black to black on white
-reversed the blue and black layers

I used WPlus9's Doodle Buds and Strictly Sentiments 1. I tried a very loose method of colouring with Copics (#thedailymarker30day). My very 'colour it properly' brain is struggling a little bit with the result, but I like it - it seems to go well with the sketchy feeling of the flowers.

8 comments:

Petra Swart said...

WOW, your really did great using the inspiration layout, Ardyth!!! Your card is so wonderfully cheerful and the bright colours are beautiful!!! Your colouring really looks great!!! A lovely card!!!

Geri said...

Wow! Fabulous 'loose method' of Copic coloring. I was sure the images were stamped with the double stamp process! Great idea and bang-on take of the scrapbook page!

Dana & Glen said...

Fabulously happy card Ardyth! I love the sketchy Copic coloring :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your thinking cap was on straight, Ardy, because this is a wonderful design!! It's a very happy card!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...just love your take on your card!

Lisa said...

Very pretty Ardyth, I like the bright happy flowers!

Anita in France said...

Tee hee ... I have one of those brains too, Ardyth! Your loose colouring is fabulous with these delicious Doodle Buds (one of my current faves!) ... what a brilliant take on that layout! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Bobby said...

I love the flower as a background with a die cut one popped up. I may be CASEing this card.