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.


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.