Jun 3, 2014

Gallery Idol 2014: Round 3

Hey all! Welcome back! It is officially Round 3 of Gallery Idol over at Paper Crafts Magazine. Thank you so much for all of your votes last week! Seriously people, YOU ROCK! Thank you so very much for all your support! I feel so lucky to still be in the running, thanks to you. And I'm having a great time!

This week, I am seriously blow away by the talent of all these ladies, and I know you will be too! Head over to take a look. The other 14 contestants really know how to craft-it-out! 

Alright, lets get started. This round is all about Stencils.

Here is my submission:

I used two stencils to layer and blend colour for my card front.  I then fussy cut the stencilled area to create my card. Let me show you how it came together.

First I started out with two stencils and my favourite Neon inks by Hero Arts

I layered the circle stencil on the bottom and the fishnet stencil over it and secured it with masking tape. I then started adding some colour. 
When I had a layer of colour down how I wanted it, I took the top fish net stencil off and was left with the circle image stencilled into the fish net pattern. I then took more colour and sponged over the circle stencil again to blend in the colours and mute some areas of the fish net pattern. Then keeping the stencil in place I took a light pen and added in my own free hand waves to add some dimension and interest to a few of my bubbles.

I knew I wanted to fussy cut the bubbles out and keep the card front a sort of window card, so I cut the back of my card to the size I wanted and folded down a quarter of an inch along the top to create a flap. I then adhered my card base to the top of the flap thus creating a full folding card.

Here it is opened. You can see that it has a peg leg! Only that one little bubble sits flush with the back of the card. It's kind of fun, I think!

I added some glossy accents to the YOU sentiment and added a die cut for the AWESOME all nestled in together.  I felt like the bright colours of this card was just screaming awesomeness!

My card base is a shimmer blue card stock from Papertrey Ink. It's very fun when the light hits it.

And there you have it, my finished card!  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look. And if you feel like it deserves your vote, please head over to Paper Crafts and cast a vote for me! You have until Thursday at noon so be sure to get it in when you can. And thank you again for voting me into this round! I have had such a great time playing with all of my stencils and seeing what the other amazing designers have created. They are each so talented and inspiring. It has been amazing to be apart of!

Have a great week.


Jaclyn Miller said...

So totally amazeballs. It instantly caught my eye. Love those rings.

Miriam Prantner said...

So bright and bold, and I LOVE those waves you added!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Very bright and bold!! Amazing creation!!I loved that bubble stencil!

Jocelyn Olson said...

The stenciling is fabulous! I love that you drew the waves on some--they look amazing. I am in awe of your knife skills (wow!). Very cool card!

keren said...

I so didn't realise it was shaped from the main pic. Wow- love the layering and shading you've achieved- a really visually stunning card!x

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness!! Kristie, you are so clever!! It is just brilliant!! There are so much details. Good Luck!

Lysa said...

So bright and colorful- this card would definitely make me smile! and I love how you added the tiny lines on a few of the bubbles! Great job- good luck!

JOANNA said...

I love the bubbles & blending of colors. It's great that you moved on. I really like your work. I wish I was that creative! Keep up the great work & good luck in all future rounds of Gallery Idol

~amy~ said...

This is wonderful! Love your use of the neon inks!

Jill said...

Kristie--this is SO Brilliant and vivid! Wow. Awesome describes it for sure. Such great techniques for a very cool card. I can't believe you were sweating this--u make it look easy! :) good luck to you!

Kathlene Clark said...

Pegleg! LOL I love your card--so visually pleasing and I love the extra effort of making it a window card. Big winner here!

Sabrina Alery said...

Such a seriously awesome card!!

coco said...

A fabulous card on first viewing-- and reading about all that went into it makes me love it even more for it's creativity and playfulness. Best of luck to you!

Amy Kolling said...

Oh this is an awesome approach to the challenge! I LOVE how you cut out the circle pattern and adhered that to the back cardstock!!!! Genius!!!

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