Saturday, April 18, 2009

Inspired Silhouettes and some News

I combined Taylor’s Cupcake Challenge #64 with Today’s Inspiration challenge to create this card. I picked this item as my inspiration….I loved the colors! I have long loved chocolate with baja but this inspiration piece was more caramel and baja. I thought I’d give it a try.

I was also trying to adjust the size of my Nestie on my baja mat layer. I read this last night so I tried to give it a shot with this shape of Nestie. Although I tried cutting it several different ways, this shape proved not to work out quite as nice. Back to the drawing board on this one. Here's the "final" cut that allowed me to overlap where the cuts were and shrink that mat.

Now I used the emboss resist technique here for all the flowers and leaves. I started with a base of vanilla cardstock. I just clear embossed the first set of leaves), then I did the chocolate flower (virsamark, then chocolate ink, then to the paper), and finally the baja leaves (virsamark, then baja ink, then to the paper). I then sponged Creamy Caramel over almost the entire piece. Whenever I was close to that chocolate flower, I allowed my sponge to run out of ink as I worked toward that chocolate flower. This left the vanilla showing there and makes the flower seem to "glow". I also added some Chocolate Chip to the 4 corners. Having dark at the 4 corners and light behind the main chcolate flower makes your eyes go right to that main chocolate flower.

Stamps: See D’s Silhouettes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Virsamark pad, clear detail embossing powder, Nesties, Ribbon from Pink Hedgehog, horizontal slot punch

My digi wood floor image will be released right here on this blog on Friday, April 24, so stay tuned!!!! I have two fabulous friends who have helped me thru this process so to thank them, I have given them the digi floor for their use already. If you want to "meet" them and maybe even catch another peek at that floor, you can find them here:



Thank you girls, you two are the best!

Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


Kim said...

Oh Michelle I can't wait to get that digital wood floor - you are amazing!!!!

JenMarie said...

Gorgeous card and FABULOUS NEWS! :)

Lisa Foster said...

Michelle this is gorgeous!!! I love the colors you used! Such a lovely, relaxing scene!

Nilla said...

Hi just found your blog, it will take some serious looking around, thanks for sharing your technique. from Nilla

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is GORGEOUS!! And Hey, HUGE CONGRATS on the wood floor. That's awesome!!

Janet said...

Michelle - I am visiting for my first time and came to you via Lisa (isn't she wonderful). Congratulations on your awesome news - I just love the image you created.

This is a beautiful card - I love these colors.

Have a great Sunday !!

~*Joni said...

Hi Michelle! I hopped on over here from my buddy Tammy's blog. Between the two of you, I am a kid in a candy store! That digi floor is amazing! I am a huge fan of scenic cards, I love it when it tells a story and focuses around the main image. Your techinique with this nestie is amazing, I can't wait to fiddle around with it! Thank you for your wonderful ideas, I will be sure to pop by on a daily basis, and I can't wait to grab that hard wood flooring! :D

msfreida said...

What a GORGEOUS card! I love the caramel with the baja! Thanks for including your steps with the sponging and also the nestie...I never would have figured that one out!

I am so excited about your news! You should have seen me trying to trace on my monitor screen...second thought, no you shouldn't have! Now I will be able to have my very own! YEA! Congrats! I hope this is just the beginning for you! :)