Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration #31

Ohhhh I didn't think I was going to make this one but Kristina extended the deadline due to technical difficulties with the "Mr Linky" box.

This week's challenge is inspired by a photo that Kristina took of a wreath.

So I based my card on this wreath stamp that I've had for years!!

These are some close ups of the colouring and also the glaze I added to the oranges and berries.

The Eggplant Envy layer is stamped with a woodgrain background stamp. Can you see it better in this photo?
I also sponged some Close to Cocoa around the white piece and popped it up with dimensionals.

The white layer is all one piece and you might be wondering how I did this with my Big Shot Top Note die.
Here's my secret....
When I get a new die I cut it out in both chipboard and in clear plastic (recycled packaging is what I use). Then I can use these for masking, sponging AND as stencils.
That's what I did - I lay down the plastic die cut on top of my stamped image, traced around it and then hand cut it out. I added the stitching (normally cut with the die) by hand with my Close to Cocoa marker.

I coloured in my wreath with these COPIC markers and used the Sakura Gelly Clear Glaze pen to add the shine!


  1. Wow ... you really rocked this one ... gorgeous way to combine those colors.

  2. Very pretty! I would like those dies, really cute!

  3. This stamped image is just perfect for the inspiration photo! Your coloring is incredible! Beautiful card!

  4. Gorgeous card, Marie. The coloring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your tip on masking... I think I'll do that with my dies!

  5. You did a wonderful job with the challenge. Your wreath is just so gorgeous!

  6. Your coloring is amazing! Fabulous card for the challenge!

  7. Love the card and love the tip even more. I should have known I would get practical advice from Marie! My Mom is also a Marie and for years I got lots of practical tips!!

    Thanks for Sharing - Now I have to dig in my stash and find my wreath stamps! - Jean