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Time for another Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! Today our picture comes from Hostessblog.com We had several but I chose this towering chocolate work of art. I like the look of the autumn colored fruit against all the chocolate. Yummy!
All images are Innovative Stamp Creations. For my card, I white embossed the leaf background on dk chocolate card stock. I did the same with the sentiment, and extra leaf and one of the pears. I used chocolate brown embossing powder on the big leaf, two more pears and the sentiment, again. I pieced together the sentiment from the two different colors. For the big leaf and one pear, I used dye reinkers and a water brush to color them. The final card measures 5.5 x 4.25.
Please stop by and visit all of the Diva team, I know they’ll have some yummy creations for you!
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paper: watercolor, dk chocolate
ink: Colorbox frost white pigment, VersaFine Onyx, Adirondack dye reinkers
accessories: white & chocolate embossing powders, water brush
Welcome to Our Daily Bread designs’ October Release Blog Hop!
If you arrived here from Kathy‘s Blog, you are in the right place! If not you might want to go to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and start from there so you don’t miss anyone! There will be three extraordinary prizes this month: Two Prizes of one free set, and ONE GRAND PRIZE of the entire OCTOBER BUNDLE!!! So be sure to complete the hop, and return to the ODBD Blog to leave a comment, telling us you:
- Completed the hop
- Left comments for each designer (mention names of any you can’t leave one for)
- Answer the question posted there
The Hop will run from 8am Eastern Oct. 1 and end 8pm Eastern Oct. 2. The winners will be randomly selected from the commenters who complete the hop and answer the question on the ODBD Blog. Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Oct 3.
For my card, I used the new Randi’s Song set. I love the leaf block and beautiful script. I had some left over background from long ago projects and the colors just said Fall to me. I stamped the leaf block image 6 times onto an alcohol ink background (polished stone technique) and cut out three of the leaves to pop them up on the base image. On the marigold layer, I stamped the script multiple times with the gold ink. I also stamped the shadow leaf with gold ink and the leaf veins using a Kpad. It’s attached to another background I call Gilded Rainbow (here’s the tutorial for this technique). The dk redwood brown layer was cut with deckle scissors and all layers were edged with a gold leafing pen. I wrapped some gold thread around the brown layer then attached it to a 8.5 x 4 (fits a #9 business envelope) card. The card was also marigold in color, but since I couldn’t find just the right color of rich paprika, I sponged it with color until I liked it.
From here, hop on over to the blog of the extremely talented Becca and I know she’ll have something amazing to share!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
stamps: ODBD – Randi’s Song
paper: marigold, redwood brown, alcohol ink background & gilded rainbow background
ink: Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves, Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Ancient Page coal
accessories: deckle edge scissors, Krylon gold leafing pen, gold thread
The forecast for Atlanta today calls for a chance of snow! I don’t think we’ll have as much as pictured in my scene, but here’s hoping! I’d love for you to sled on over to the DRS blog and check out my Winter Eve.
I knew I wanted a circular frame and a little bit of the out-of-the-box treatment, so I figured out where my image needed to be and stamped the Tree with Snow, masking off the fence portion. I kept the circle frame mask on, added a smaller circle mask for the moon and sponged on the sky colors. I used the blank embossing technique to emboss the flurries pattern on the side and leave the image area smooth. I used a circle die set to cut the pink frame and a template to cut the blue frame. I added the cut out portion of the fence on top. Stickles was added to the snow and a die cut sentiment finished it off.Pin It