Thursday, 11 March 2010

AiFactory Challenge 27-Clear and Simple

Calling all crafters, it's now time for the next challenge from AiFactory which this week has been set by Laurie of Clearly Delightful Designs. Laurie's challenge is to use something clear on your creation, such as clear embossing, acetate, Glossy Accents, cracked glass technique etc and/or clear embellishments and to keep the design simple with the focus on your main image.
Laurie very kindly gave the DT some gorgeous lilies to play with. There are 4 in the complete set which is on special offer of $5 at the moment and the lucky winner will receive this as their prize. I was asked to use the beautiful Calla lily, to my great delight as it grows in loads of gorgeous shades. The colouring on mine was inspired by 2 glowing colours called Pot of Gold and Sunrise and here is my card.
There are several photos here so that you can see firstly that I have used acetate on the card and secondly to show a little more detail.
I printed my lilies out on smooth white card and after trying out several colouring methods, settled on a favourite, my much used Ranger Distress inks (no surprise here!!!). I started colouring in the centre, gently sponging with Mustard Seed. The lighter lilies, I then sponged with Dried Marigold, finishing with Spiced Marmalade on the outer edges. The stronger colour lilies just have the Spiced Marmalade.
I then added details with paintbrushes. I used a fine brush with Fired Brick to get the fluffy look on the stamens. I used a wider brush with Worn Lipstick to colour the curled petal edges. The stalks were sponged with Peeled Paint.
I attached some Basic Grey Ambrosia paper inside a Craftwork Cards acetate card wrap to make the card blank. I stuck the darker lilies on the backing paper and the lighter lilies on the acetate card front.
I finished it off with a label greeting from the Basic Grey paper pad with a Hero Arts sentiment stamped in the centre.
The other lilies in the set are Lilies of the Valley, Easter Lilies and Mariposa Lilies and you will find examples of these by hopping over to visit the other DT members. You will find all the links just opposite on my side bar. It's worth a peek for some truly awesome creations.
Thanks for looking and hope you can join in with the challenge.


Cheryl said...

wow such wonderful rich colurs on this hun and stunning design and colouring too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Monica said...

You do such wonderful coloring with so much depth. It's a great card Fliss!

Erin Smetak said...

I love the color scheme that you created here! Your lilies look SO real! You can totally tell that you took your time and really made them pop and look SO lifelike! Absolutely awesome!!!!

Fink said...

You really know how to work those inks! I love what you did with the flowers as well! Great job!

Sally H said...

Beautiful! I love the colours, and calla lilies!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is gorgeous...nicely done...have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Laurie tx stamper said...

Wow, your coloring is just amazing here! I Like how you did two sets of the flowers and then put the one set in front to be opened up.

silvia said...

Beautiful coloring of the Calla Lillies!