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Sunday, October 7, 2012

TLC398 - Add a little Dimension


Hello everyone....I hope you are having a great weekend!!!!! We went to Caitlyn's birthday party yesterday...she will be 5 on Tuesday...and she came home with us for the weekend!! Mackenzie was here, too, along with our house guests so we had a spaghetti party last night. The church garage sale was yesterday, too, so I was there at 8:00 AM and stayed busy till I left at noon!!! We had lots of traffic so I hope sales were good!!!  Anyway....

It's my turn  to host the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast this week and my challenge to you is to add dimension to your design!!! There are lots of ways to accomplish this such as:

1. Layer your stamped images by stamping light colors in the background and a few dark colors in the front
2. Color darker shades for the background close to the main image in the design and blend out to a lighter color
3. Pop up details such as butterflies, leaves, flowers, ferns etc.
4. Add layers or die cuts
5. If you create a scene, make the items in the background look smaller then the ones in the front.

My card features stamps from Rubbernecker's Create a Garden Scene 1....the basket was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copics and the grass was colored with two different shades of Copics to add dimension. The stem was stamped with Old Olive and the leaves were stamped with Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive. Punched leaves were popped up which also adds dimension. The daisy flowers in the background were stamped with So Saffron and Marigold Morning...the coral flowers in the front were stamped with Calypso Coral. The punched butterflies, pearls, and twine with button all add dimension and finish it off .

Thanks for stopping by...have a great holiday tomorrow!!!!

16 comments:

Annette said...

love how you added dimension to this card...looks amazing... i love that basket too...so pretty

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Joan, I like the image the butterflies the pearls and the twine,
Kevin xx

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful card, Joan x

Tammy said...

Fabulous card and such fun colors! Sounds like you almost have a full house!

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card and fabulous shading and coloring.

Joan V said...

What a pretty card. I was just eying this set on Rubberneckers shopping site. Love your coloring on the basket. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn Easton said...

Saw this on SCS and loved it!!! Such pretty flowers and that tall card is awesome! Hope to play in your challenge a little later today! Love having Thanksgiving off...time to be thankful, eat and stamp!

Basslady said...

i love your dimensional card so much!

wonderful!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Debbie said...

This is so pretty!!

Ellen said...

Fabulous card Joan! Your coloring is fantastic! You work so well with colors!!!!

jimlynn said...

Fantastic! Love the image and all the flowers colored to perfection. Great dimension and a beautiful card.
Lynn

Kimberly S said...

Oh, this is just beautiful Joan! Looks like a lot of work, but so worth the end result! hugs, Kimberly

Linda Palmer said...

Fabulous card as always, and a great group of colors. I love it!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this is stunning Joan!! LOVE the tall design and your coloring is amazing!! :)

maryr917 said...

sounds like you have been one busy woman Joan-your technique challenge card is fabulous

VanessaB said...

wow! truly amazing! love the texture and/or appearance of it. awesome card!