Monday, December 31, 2007

picking a swap

I am in a swap with our local demo's group for the preview mini catalog. I picked embrace life, lucky me my favorite out of preview. I came up with three different ideas. The problem, how to pick one???

I asked my upline, sidelines ... all different choices. I posted on splitcoast and this was the winner by 3 votes. It was also the easiest to mass produce. I did however, change up the card from this one. I will post them next each other side by side when I get my swaps back. So, excited to see what these talented gals came up with!!!

My change was using the piercing tool at top left hand corner of very vanilla and I also changed flower to brown craft and then clear embossing to give it a more 3-D raised look. It is also easier to watercolor. It is tough to tell from photo but I used river rock on the leaf stems and the rose red is textured!

This one did not make it, I used ginger blossum designer paper and window word punch to punch out of DSP to put embrace life words into it. I cut out flower after I watercolored it.

I figured this was tougher to mass produce, but it was my upline's favorite

This was done using reverse masking techinque. It was my favorite, but I think I needed to play around with color scheme some more. I used soft sky and river rock. I was not sure if I should color in flowers with sky blue or change my colors to get a more pop effect.


Kelleast said...

I agree - that pink and brown card is beautiful. They're a great color combo, and you did a wonderful job.
Kelly (SBS-8)

Gwen Snater said...

Just Beautiful! all of them..the pink & brown is my fave too!