Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Autumn Candle

Last Tuesday, we featured two cards by Nancy Baier of Shady Tree Studio showing colored pencils alone and blended with Gamsol.

Today we've got another example of Gamsol blending with the Autumn Candle image (4105J in wood mount) from 11133MC Still Life Scenes Clear Set:

I love the warm earth tones that Nancy used on this pretty card:

She accented the candle flame and Chinese lantern flowers with a Stardust Glitter Pen, which added a touch of sparkle:

On this second card, Nancy used Copic markers to color the main image:

Nancy says, "I kept the design simple with the matted image adhered flat, and only a few black beads as accents. The cardstock colors and butcher block pattern make this streamlined design suitable for a male or female recipient."

Here's a closeup view:

For a real contrast, try creating this bold, monotone version:

"I used a deep green cardstock base to add warmth to this design," Nancy explains, "and used Distress Ink Tea Dye and Forest Moss to sponge the edges of the image and sentiment.

"I mounted the image with foam adhesive but then used thicker foam adhesive to mount the sentiment so it could overlap. If you don't have these in different thicknesses, you can also stack them for a higher layer. I also used different mat colors which makes the image and card background a unified focal image and the sentiment stand out.

"To me, this card is suitable for a man or a woman, not just because of the image but also because the ribbon, brad and patterned paper are a bold yet stylish combination."

Not to mention, this card is probably even faster to make than the others since the image isn't colored in. Pretty neat, huh? Which of these three cards is YOUR favorite?


Sue D said...

Lovely cards. My favorite is the middle one but I appreciate the no coloring version when I am short on time.

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