Thursday, 10 March 2011

OLW 44 - Marta's Pinterest

OLW Challenge #44 is all about finding inspiration from Marta's boards via a blogger named Marta, who also has an awesome blog:

There's plenty of inspiration there, for sure. I made one quickly and, personally, I don't think it's good enough for a challenge entry but a challenge it was. See, here's my inspiration - lovely "chandeliers" made of scallops of paper layered on a sphere.

I asked myself if it was at all possible to replicate the effect on a 1-layer card. I also wanted to use more of my Stampin Up stuff. A challenge with layers, now who could resist that? :-)

Here's what I've done. I could probably do it better but decided if I was to do another one, I might as well choose another bit of inspiration from Marta's boards - there are so many after all.
stamps: SU A to Z, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
inks: SU Basic Grey, Soft Blue (marker), Cherry Cobbler (marker), DI Antique Linen

The "how" bit...

I created a circular mask using a nestie and post-it. I also created another mask using the SU slit punch and folded it over to create a scallop. Each scallop was stamped separately so the lines are all at different angles. I shaded the "shadows" with the blue marker and sponged the whole circle with the DI for added definition. Finally, I drew on the string and stamped "thinking of you" on 2 lines.

Ta da. It's CAS. It's OLC.

This isn't a good photo - night-time here and even with a flash, it's just not looking right. However, I couldn't wait to share. Tragic, huh?

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  1. I really think you managed to create an illusion of layers and a sphere. Me like!

  2. WOO HOO - this is great


  3. wow, an absolutly great work!!

  4. Very cool! You did a great job with the masking. Nice card!

  5. Thats quite a dificult design to pull off on a OLC but you did it. Looks great x

  6. I am so impressed that you took on this inspiration photo...and even more impressed with the results! Totally awesome!

  7. Had to comment on this card as well, it's so clever, I also loved that picture, you have interpreted it so well!
    Diane x


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