Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Create Together -- Creative Collaboration with Marcie Sharp

I got an email recently from my fellow
asking if I'd like to play along with her

Well, you know I am always up for a challenge,
so of course, I said yes. :)
Marcie sent me this photo to use for inspiration to make my card:

Isn't is pretty and fun?
I was all set.... when Marcie added another aspect to the challenge:
a one-layer card.
While I love CAS cards, I rarely make one-layer cards.
But a challenge is a challenge, so I decided to go for it.

Since I had my MFT Flashy Florals kit on my desk,
I decided to do some masking with it.
I love the fact that the image is on sweet blush background,
so I pulled out a piece of sweet blush cardstock for my background.

To stamp my colours onto my coloured background,
I used my MISTI and stamped the images first in Wplus9 white 
and then stamped it again in colour.

Well, with so many layers stamped onto the mask over the yellow
flower, when I pulled it off, the green inks had soaked through. :(
So I diecut the one bloom from sweet blush cardstock, started over
with stamping the flower and then adhered it over my botched flower.

The sentiment is from PTI's Songbirds.

Okay, so because I failed with the one-layer card, I started over.
This time, I decided to use Concord & 9th's Flourish stamp set -- no masking necessary!

I used the same technique of stamping the stamps first in white
and then a second time in colour.

I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Choose Joy.

Please go and visit Marcie's blog to see what she created 

Thanks for looking!


Bonnie said...

Leigh...these are both just beautiful and colourful and fun! .....and Marcie cheated too...just so you know LOL

~amy~ said...

Love them Leigh!

cm said...

I think both cards are gorgeous; fabulous interpretations of the photo (which, by the way, is wonderfully inspiring). Yet again, your talent at floral arranging is amazing! Sounds like you and Marcie are having a blast!

Karen B. said...


Audrey Pettit said...

Such beautiful cards, Leigh! Awesome!

merryf said...

These are both gorgeous! The sweet blush CS really makes those flowers pop!

maria f. said...

Absolutely delightful. Love those colors.

Celeste Goff said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards Leigh! Love your take on the inspiration photo!

Marcie Sharp said...

Leigh, these are SO gorgeous! I'm so glad you could play along with me this week. :) Both cards are amazing.

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are so pretty!!

Lisa said...

Fresh and lovely!!

Bobby said...

Two great cards, Leigh, and I love the blush background. Just a thought. If you had die cut out the offending flower and inlaid another, would it be a one layer card? I guess how it turned out would depend on how much 'white' shows around the cut.

Joyce said...

Love them both.

Sherrie M. said...

Love the tropical feel of these cards. Very pretty Leigh!