Friday, June 10, 2011

Picture Perfect Challenge

Boy this week went by quickly!  I taught my monthly technique class this week and we had a lot of   fun as always!  I put this card together for this week's Picture Perfect Challenge, the colors of Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Certainly Celery.  Now Cajun Craze is one color I NEVER use so this was quite a challenge for me!  I love this image of the truck and Cajun Craze reminded me of what an old red rusty truck may look like.

I stamped the image using Stazon on watercolor paper and colored with markers, then blended with aquapainters.  After mounting the image on Always Artichoke, I embossed the entire image with the Square Lattice Folder. The card background is also the Square Lattice Folder, but I inked the folder up with Versamark first so add some contrast to the embossed pattern.

and of course, I had to color the rooster too!  I also added a little bit of Crystal Effects to the apples and windows.

Inside I used the apple from the set, watercolored with markers and aquapainters and added some crystal effects for fun.

You still have a few days for this challenge!

Stamps:  Countryside, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Watercolor, Naturals White, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Inks/Markers:  Stazon Black, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Tools:  Square Lattice Folder, Designer Label Punch, Aqua Painter


  1. Love this card. The embossing folder is one of my favorites and works so well on this card. The coloring is awesome; a great card all around.

  2. Love the coloring of this. THe embossing is wonderful with this image and your using VersaMark on the background is a lovely technique. Going to have to give that a try!

  3. Wowza Lauri! This is a beautiful card! Great job with the colours! Thanks for joining us at the PPC!

  4. one of my very favorite images of all times! Thanks so much for joining PPC this week - you rocked the color combo!!

  5. Wow is right, this is one gorgeous card!!!! Your coloring is marvelous! Love the embossing too. Thanks for joining us at PPC.


  6. Wow.. I love your card! The embossing, the coloring.. just fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us at PPC this week!

  7. Wowza, for going together quickly, it sure looks like you spent a lot of time on it. Your shading is gorgeous and I just love the added texture! This looks like a fun class! :)

  8. Great card! I love the embossing on the image. - Heather B

  9. Now this card HAS THE WOW FACTOR! I would love it and the texture. The coloring just adds to the pop of your card. Thanks for sharing it with us at PPC.


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