Saturday, October 26, 2013

JUGS Inspiration photo challenge

Good morning!  As I post this Friday evening and have had a killer headache all day, Blogger is giving me fits and won't upload all my pictures!  I'll forge ahead despite the issues 'cuz I am tired!  Please click on over to the JUGS blog to see a fantastic fall photo to use as your inspiration.  I struggle with inspiration challenges, but I really enjoyed this one!
I fell in love with the table cloth in the photo and tried to recreate that as my background for Northwoods Mason Jar Bouquet.  I hope you can see a bit of it in my poor photos.  I stamped some leaves from an old SU set with bleach on black paper.  I use a meat tray with paper towels folded into it to pour a small amount of bleach into.  Then stamp away on your dark paper and watch the magic happen.  I had hoped for a bit more bleaching out, but this looks okay.

 The image is colored with copic markers.  I 'had' to use some stickles on the flower petals and glossy accents on the water in the jar.  I used an SU white pen to make a 'table' grounding my cut out image.
 Here are some colors that bleached out more color when I stamped them.  A dark purple and not quite navy, I think.

One more shot in natural just trying to get a good photo!  No luck here!
Please DO take a look at our BLOG and join us in the challenge this week!  And, remember we are going to be having a monthly guest designer, so, please, check that out as well!


Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card, Cheryl! Love the technique on your background. It came out great. Your jar of flowers is so pretty with all the wonderful Fall colors...well done!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning! I love the white pen for grounding -- love small hints like that! :)

sue t. said...

Very clever background! I tried to come up with something similar, but they all ended up in the trash! :)

Marisa said...

Beautiful centre piece and love the BG you created!

Nancy said...

The background is wonderful Cheryl!!!! So impressed with your card!!!!

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Lisa Kind said...

Love the bleaching technique, although I've never tried it! It looks fabulous as the backdrop to your beautiful jar of fall flowers! Very pretty card! Hope you feel better soon!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Very pretty! I love your bleached background with that gorgeous vase of flowers. Love the touch of sparkle, too.

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful flowers! Love that background, nice job!


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