Thursday, April 3, 2014

It's about Time for New Banner and Buttons!

Wow!  I hadn't realized how long I'd had the same banner and buttons up until I went to name the new file (I name them by the month they're created in).  This card is one of my favorite recent projects and I thought it would be perfectly bright and spring-y to highlight.

The image is cut from a single stamp in the Occasions Catalog called Vivid Vases (page 20, W133818).  The sentiment comes from the Annual Catalog in the set titled A Dozen Thoughts (page 59, W131056, C131059).  I inked the image in Jet Black StazOn ink (AC, page 165, 101406) and used my Aqua Painter (AC, page 164, 103954) to watercolor the blooms, stems and vases.

Then I cut the image apart, matted some of it on Tangerine Tango card stock and matted the remaining pieces directly on the Wild Wasabi.  The color scheme was inspired by the Dynamic Duos #91 challenge, in which we were to use Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (Challenge #124).

I only made one of this card, but I plan to go back and reproduce several and switch up the sentiment (I also love the sentiment set, Sweet Essentials (AC, page 41, W132085, C126457).

I'm still fiddling with the banner and buttons.  I don't like how they appear grey in the background, but I'm having trouble fixing that.  Might just need to settle and move on.  I use My Digital Studio for my banners and buttons, so it's easy to go back in and tweak things.  I might also shop for new downloads to find just the image I'm looking for (I like the butterfly, but I'm not in love with the banner).  I *LOVED* my last banner.  

I've got a new watercolor project to share, so stay tuned!

1 comment:

Carol L said...

Those colorful panels look so cute the way you stamped and arranged them! The dimension and texture look great with those refreshing colors of spring! Well done!