Friday, April 20, 2012

Orange, Pink and White Graphic


Today, I am free for some reason! Aha! I know why? Because weekend is going to be very busy. Having 4 families over for sunday lunch and I need to get the menu ready by tonight and buy and prepare by tomorrow. So I decided I will not stress too much today. Want a day off to prepare myself for the busy weekend. That means crafting for me. I am trying to submit for another mag call. No mojo flowing there. So I browsed and saw that The Play Date Cafe Challenge #128 has a beautiful colour combination.


I love bright colours and this is perfect to lift my mojo. I thought of doing a tie like that on the picture but I don't like men wearing these colours. So ditched the idea. Next comes flowers but it is too easy. Then comes colour blocking. Great idea but it is easy too. Finally, I decided on doing some masking and sponging based on a clip that came on Better Homes and Gardens last night. 
Here is my card.
 
Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampers Select White from PTI
Stamp Set: Super Star from Wplus9
Inks:  Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and Archival JetBlack Ink
Accessories: Masking tape, Tim Holtz sponging tool.

I used masking tape to mask the edges and randomly in a zig zag manner. Then sponged Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. Then carefully removed the masking tape. The result is this graphic pattern. Just perfect. Love it :)
About this time, my postie also arrived to give me my Wplus9 and MFT packages. I broke opened the  Wplus9 Super Star set and used the sentiment on this card.
I love graphic designs and love how my card turned out. Hope you do too,

Thanks for stopping by!

Ta!
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23 comments:

Dawn said...

stunning Gayatri. Such a striking card in these colours.

Isha said...

This is a stunner. I love graphic too and this really took my breath away:)

Donna Bowman said...

Love this clean and graphic card! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe this week.

lostinpaper said...

Great graphic design Gayatri! Love your take on the colours!

Laura B. said...

awesome, graphic, bold and amazing!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fabulously graphic and bright. Love it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Awesome and vibrant!

bjmartin said...

Love the bold graphic!

Jen W. said...

Awesome awesome awesome!! Gorgeous sponging and such a cool design. And how good of the postman to turn up at just the right moment! :)

Ardyth said...

OMG - I simply have no words for this amazingness. It is rare to see something 'new' in cardmaking, but this truly is and I expect you will see many, many cases (starting with mine LOL!) in the very near future!

Chaitali Narla said...

Wow this is great masking! 2 of my fav distress inks!! Love the card.

snehal watwe welde said...

Fabulous card and fantastic idea.love the neat masking.Thanks for inspiring.

maria f. said...

Those colors are just super. Love the masking tape masking. I've done stripes with it before, but this is so creative!

Deb said...

This is fabulous! Love your masking and sponging!

Mariana said...

Stunning card, clever idea!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Very COOL graphic card! Really clever—LOVE IT!!!

jintyoo7 said...

Brilliant choice, Gayatri and such clever use of masking tape :)

Hope your family dinner goes well :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

As usual, your creation stands out as unique and amazing!

Jill said...

You're a genius, Gayatri! I love your technique, and the gorgeous graphic results!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

What a wonderful design - your masking lines came out very crisp and clean too. Blessings!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! Your sponged background is absolutely stunning, Gayatri! And I love how you've rocked Super Star! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

ScrappyV said...

Totally awesome! I love doing fun techniques with inks and this rocks! It's stunning and catches the eye right off out of all the other submissions. Best of luck!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOO awesome! LOVE the design and the inking!
THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)