Friday, September 18, 2015

Using Vellum


Hello!  When I saw the photo inspiration shown on right for the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, I immediately thought of using Vellum to replicate the look of the photo.  I was inspired by many of the photo elements including the colors, layout, tree and moth(butterfly). I liked the ombre look of the colors of the sky.  I began by sponging the back of a cream Vellum sheet with Distress inks Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and some Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  Using a circle die I made a round mask and added some DI Squeezed Lemonade also to the back.  Then I embossed the Vellum with Darice EF Leafy Tree and inked the raised area on the top side with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I love the glowing look of the scene.  I stamped Repeat Impressions Vertical Thanks with black ink and embossed with Clear EP.  The Small Butterfly from  Repeat Impressions was stamped on the Vellum and embossed with Zing Chestnut EP.  I also colored the back with Distress Inks and then fussy cut.   I attached the Vellum layer to a Ivory Card Base and then made a 1/4" Frame of the Ivory CS to go on top.  I did this to avoid using glue or tape on the visible area of the Vellum.

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: What If ? Wednesday Photo Inspiration Challenge S1615. Photo above right
Retro Rubber Challenge: # 23 Ombre Effect.  Created Ombre effect in sky with inks.  Butterfly is a rubber stamp from about 2 years ago.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Make a scene. 2nd entry.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

13 comments:

Kathy S said...

Great idea to use that embossing folder for the tree - I LOVE IT! Such a great interpretation of the photo inspiration at The House That Stamps Built. Thanks again for joining us - it's always a pleasure to visit. Good Luck.

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Such a pretty card and beautiful scene. This is just perfect for our 'Make a Scene' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Neva Cole said...

Amazing card with great details and combinations of challenges. Thanks for sharing how you created your ombre effect! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

Cass said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

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Cheri said...

Absolutely stunning, Theresa! I love how you captured the light with the sponging and to use vellum was a great idea. I have that ef and rarely use it. Thank you for the inspiration and for playing along with us at The House That Stamps Built.

Katy McGloin said...

Very lovely with all the subtle details! This is definitely frame worthy! Using vellum was a great idea... must try that out soon! Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your combination of challenges. Hope to see you play often...

Jane Knudsen said...

Wowsa! This card is stunning Theresa! All the little details just make this one shine! Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

Debbie Mageed said...

Absolutely love the details put into your card! Ombre at its best!! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will play again soon!

Claire Grantham said...

Oh I love this, the tree is stunning and you really have mastered ombre. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber. Claire DT

stempelfrida said...

Theresa, you did an amazing job with translating the photo into this piece of art and including the ombre theme of the Retro Rubber Challenge! This is perfect! Thank you so much, that you played along this week. I was allowed to be the guest designer and it is so much fun to see all those lovely creations.
Creative regards from stempelfrida

Heather said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! You created a perfect reflection of our inspiration photo! Love it! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Christine Traversa said...

Stunning card. So elegant! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!