Inspired by Gump's!
While undertaking the major cleaning of my studio, I came across a catalog from Gump's; it's a fabulous store in downtown San Francisco that brings the terms yummy and luscious to the home decor conversation. Several items were decorated in such rich color combinations. I was inspired. A friend of mine is about two-thirds of the way through a major medical ordeal with her husband; he's been a fighter and so has she. I've wanted to send a card to recognize her brave and tireless efforts to keep her husband's spirits up and see him through every step of a very extended ordeal. This was the card.
It all came together using a peel-off sticker from Elizabeth Craft Designs, an Art Swatch board from Inchie Arts, a word stamp from Magenta, card stock from Graphic 45, and my Prismacolor colored pencils.
Around the vase above the black horizontal sticker line, I used two colored pencils for the background -- French Grey 10%, followed with Ginger Root.
After laying both of the colors down very softly, I took a tissue and softly rubbed the colors together. I learned this technique many years ago from Helene Metivier of Magenta in one of her classes. I then went back over with the Ginger Root pencil very, very softly and worked to work a very subtle edging just inside the out
Elizabeth Craft Designs Outline Sticker in Black: ECD2516
Inchie Arts Art Swatch board in Dark Gray
Magenta stamp: Today is all about you (07.475.E)
VersaFine ink in onyx black
Graphic 45: Art Nouveau 8x8 paper pad
Queen & Co.: adhesive-back Droplets in red
Prismacolor colored pencils in: Scarlet Lake; Crimson Lake; Tuscan Red; Yellow Chartreuse; Green Ochre; Apple Green; Kelp Green; French Grey 10%; Ginger Root; White
Card Stock: Conqueror 118# in Diamond White with 65# black card stock as base panel
From the Art 'n Soul blog, Marj Marion shares a beautiful card made with Magenta stencils, Distress inks, and IMAGINE Crafts' Creative Medium. I know you'll be imporessed.
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