Soft pretty gorgeous …. this is what I see when I look at Krista Frattin’s delightful card on the Global Design Project challenge site. This week the challenge is to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) Krista’s card.
I love Krista’s work, so I decided to stick to the soft pink colouring (although mine didn’t quite come out as soft as Krista’s card), with a touch of gold, and I also went with a similar layout.
The Hardwood background stamp (wood mount or clear mount) has been white embossed onto Whisper White card and then sponged with a combination of Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride (resist technique). The label is from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, sponged with Pink Pirouette.
The die cut “Hello” is from the Hello You Thinlits, die cut out of Whisper White card and coloured with Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush …. very pretty!
I have added some leaves from the Botanical Builders Framelits die cut out of White Vellum and continued the gold touches with Gold Metallic Thread and some gold sequins. The word “you” is from the Crazy About You stamp set (wood mount or clear mount), stamped with Smoky Slate ink.
I created three different versions in the creative process, and my submission for GDP was my favourite. Here are the other two versions …
This one is not! The dots have been sponged using the Dots mask and the Happy Patterns Masks. The gold dots are sponged with Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush … I squeezed a little bit onto a pallette and then sponged with a sponge dauber. I found the dots a little bit too distracting … my “Hello” doesn’t really stand out like I wanted it to. Hence this one was relegated to “also ran”. 🙂
How do you create? Do you start out with a fixed plan or a sketch? Do you just create “on the run”, making it up as you go along. Do you make one card at a time, or multiple versions until you are happy?
It is interesting to read how the Global Design Project designers come up with their project ideas when casing another designer’s card. Pop on over to the GDP site and check out the gallery. So much inspiration!