Tuesday, 19 November 2013

ASM - Make your mark ....

... Good evening everyone - it's time for our Make Your Mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!  Just a quick reminder about our rules for the challenge - your entry MUST contain the use of Markers - Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Flexmarkers etc etc and you can link up to a maximum of 10 challenges which includes ours!  This is my card using markers:

365 Day Trip - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Harvest Berries, Stylish Sentiments - Birthdays
Inks: Distress - Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels 30 (S5-157) #3; PTI - Harvest Berries
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Distress Markers - Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood; Stampin' Up! Card - Smoky Slate, Midnight Muse; SU Ribbon - Midnight Muse

I used my Distress markers to stamp the pretty Harvest Berry leaves.  I coloured directly on the the stamps with the markers, spritzed some water into the air and passed my stamp through the water droplets and then stamped the image.  This technique gives a light, even coverage of water and allows the markers to blend as you stamp.  The smaller images were stamped on to die cuts - these images are solid and you can see the blending a little better on them.  I made the sentiment label by stamping onto white card using a die to cut it out and made another die in light grey card.  I cut the grey die cut in half and attached to the sentiment slightly offset to give a border.  I added the ribbon to the card and adhered the sentiment label over the top using dimensional tape.  Inside I cut a mat layer in navy and on the white panel stamped some more leaves, with a space for my message.

365 Day Trip inside - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I used a couple of challenges to make this card - I used the layout from CAS(E) this Sketch! - CTS54 and the theme of a clean, simple leaf card is from this week's The Paper Players Challenge - PP172


Don't forget to check out the inspiration cards from the rest of the design team - as always they are just fab.  Before I go - thanks to everyone who played along last week with our Anything Goes challenge - we had a record number of submissions and that makes it really hard to pick a winner!!  See you soon.

13 comments:

Danielle Vincent said...

LOVE that great sentiment Deborah. A wonderful way to look at life and a beautiful card to showcase it.

Kylie said...

Your card is beautiful!! I LOVE that sentiment!! xx

Pauline said...

Very pretty card Deborah, I have this stamp set too, and love these images.

Nonni said...

Beautiful card! Very subtle and elegant look. xx

Jackie said...

OMG, what a lot of beautiful cards you have made since I last popped in :o)
Jackie xx

Sue said...

Hi Deborah, this is such a pretty and gentle card. Those stamps are fabulous!

Deepti Stephens said...

This card is so elegant Deborah. And the sentiment is really great :)

Buffy said...

Beautifully stunning card Debs.
You have a lovely eye for composition

Buf x

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful...love all the blue!

Betty J. said...

What an elegant card. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, so pretty! Great take on the sketch!

Ann Schach said...

A beautiful, monochromatic card, Deborah! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at CTS!

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