Sunday, March 3, 2013

two-fer trigger (Moxie Fab, SSS)


Inspired by the colors and embroidery of the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab I grabbed my medallion stamp.  It's kinda got the circles-but-square look like the pattern in the material.  But how to get the texture of the embroidery? Which even kinda shimmers?


 How about with more stamping, some heat embossing and even some metallic gelato dots?


Colored the image with markers, misted with water and stamped.  Then misted again and stamped again.


Then I saw my PTI Lovely Layers set still laying there from my monogram card and decided to add more interest and layers with some of the circle images from it (the green and the white embossed).  And then I had the brilliant idea to put some little blooms into those circles.  Ha  (insert nod in Darnell's direction - she's recently reorganized her clear stamps by category) .  You know you probably have many little blooms, they come as fillers with lots of stamp sets, but WHICH ONES?  Took me 10 minutes, but now I can tell you that Hero Arts All Occasion Messages has some great little fillers.  The stitched bloom in the green circles is from a Crafty Secrets sewing set.  The cluster of three teensy berries is PTI Harvest Berries and the teensiest flower ever - embossed on the purple flourishes -  is in the PTI Love Lives Here.  Whoddathunkit?

I've been inking just the outside edge of focal panels lately, barely noticeable but I think it adds a kick.  Just wanted to point out that I did it on the first card, using up the "gelato smush" I had created to stamp the dot clusters.  I just watered it down even more (it was on my plastic painter's palette) and let the edges of the watercolor paper soak some up!  Actually did it to the envelope edges too.  Less waste ya know ;)

Also playing at:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Happy new week and thanks for looking.


Supplies :
Paper: Cardbase Craft UK, watercolor paper
Stamps: medallion Rubbernecker, PTI Lovely Layers, Harvest Berries and Love Lives Here, Crafty Secrets, sentiment Mia's Stempelk├╝che and The Crafts Meow
Ink : Versafine 
Tools:  Mini Mister, heat tool, corner rounder EKS
Other: waterbased markers, purple metallic gelato Plot, white embossing powder, bling









31 comments:

  1. This is absolutely amazing! and so perfect for the inspiration photo!!

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  2. Gorgeous!!! I've been following Darnell's organization journey and am keen on doing the same thing. I have no idea what little things are in each set, but Hero Arts, PTI and even TAWS provide lots of extras. I love the watery effect, with dimension, the color. It's a winner I think!

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  3. Just gorgeous, Maria! I think you've chosen PERFECT colors for this watercolor technique, too...they look so, so pretty together!!

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  4. Absolutely incredible Maria!
    You've created a master piece here ;-)
    TFS~

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  5. Stunning! And I grined at your CASE Study card comment...

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  6. oh my this is such a fresh and delicious card. I love the way you photograph too, it is so crisp!

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  7. Your card is really lovely, Maria! Love the soft watercolor effect~it captures the textile in the TT beautifully.

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  8. Me! I'd a thunk it! Great job, grasshopper! I love this in every which way, Maria! It's brilliantly imagined and brilliantly executed. In short, a winner to me!!

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  9. WOW! This is amazing and so so pinned!

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  10. Absolutely, stunningly, beautiful! Wow, Maria, these are so fabulous!

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  11. *Wow*!!! These are just *stunning* Maria!! You surely have to be one of the Trigger winners with these - they're perfect!!

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  12. Absolutely amazing! Your take on the trigger is perfection! :) Thank you for joining the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week!

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  13. OMGoodness! Maria! This took my breath away!!!! THIS IS A WINNER!!!!! I absolutely love it!

    Thank you for your kinds words on my blog. I seriously loved your card the most among all the submissions and I thought for sure you had it in the bag! Your cards are always sooo beautiful! :)

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  14. Absolutely stunning Maria! So soft and gorgeous colours :) Also thanks for taking the time to take a look at my photos. It really helps to get feedback as to what looks good on other people monitors.

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  15. What a great take on the Trigger, Maria. Really spot on. Love the watercolory look, too.

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  16. Simply gorgeous and fantastic take on the Trigger and challenge.

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  17. Absolutely speechless. Thanks for sharing all the different techniques.

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  18. Hey Maria! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  19. I had my eye on this card even before you were picked. Just stunning! I will have to try your technique. Congrats!

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  20. Wow, Maria! Thanks to the TT shout out, I didn't miss seeing this beauty! LOVE your take on this. It's so gorgeous!!

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  21. Congrats on your Trigger win, Maria!

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  22. Congratulations! so well deserved! I knew this would be a winner!
    By the way, the medallion is really beautiful, and it was perfect for this challenge :)

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  23. What a fabulous, gorgeous card! Truly and award winner! Congrats!

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  24. WOW, I am blown away. this is so stunning!

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  25. Hey Maria, I stopped by to congratulate you on being chosen as Moxie Fabber of the week ~ so well deserved!
    Also see that your beautiful card was picked for last week's TT!
    Congrats, again!

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  26. SO stunning! I just love this and am awed by the techniques you used to achieve this.

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  27. Stunning card here! I love the purple and the shading.

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  28. Oh I just LOVE this! The watercolor technique is PERFECT for this challenge ... you got such an amazing result with it! And you made two of them. They're almost snowflake-like. Huge congrats on a well-deserved win!

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  29. Your cards are absolutely stunning!!! Great techniques and the thought you put into it is perfect!! Congrats on winning this challenge!!!!

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  30. I was so blown away by these beautiful cards that the image has inspired me all week. I ended up creating a painting inspired by your cards! http://bit.ly/13ccedk

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