The challenge for Round 4 was to use exactly 10 embellishments on a card. While it was definitely a challenge, I was excited about this theme. I knew right away I wanted to make another freestyle/collage card (like THIS card or THIS card).
I decided to focus on a color scheme. It took a while to choose the colors, but I settled on this color scheme from The Sweetest Occasion. I focused on the three colors on the left.
I don't have too many embellishments in mustard, grey, and poppy, but I decided to alter some of the embellishments to get the right color. Here is a shot of embellishments before I altered them (there are a couple in the picture I didn't end up using):
I pulled together ink, spray ink, alcohol inks, spray paint, craft paint, glitter cardstock, and stamps, and I went to work altering the items. When I got done, my card looked like this:
I started with the background paper. To make it, I simply made a grey rectangle in Photoshop, duplicated it, and layered the rectangles to make stripes.
For the embellishments, I focused on shapes and textures. I would have loved to have added two more elements, but I needed to stick to the 10 items. :) Here is what I used:
1. Keyhole--spray painted and layered silver glitter cardstock underneath2. Canvas circle--(it wasn't the right color of yellow) flipped over and misted with Mr. Huey's Taxi
3. Wood veneer heart--painted white and inked with a reinker
4-5. Two half-circle chipboard pieces--painted silver
6. Metal star--spray painted
7. Ephemera heart die-cut--flipped over and stamped with Hero Arts Houndstooth background stamp
8. Silver sequin
9. Yellow transparency banner
10. Hemptique twine
I have to share that the transparency banner was not what I had planned. I had a similar one, but just before I adhered it to the card, I lost it. Argh!! After spending 20 minutes looking for it, I gave up and cut down a different transparency. I'm sure it will turn up in a Lego bucket or something. ;)
Here's a close-up:
Before I layered the elements, I created a sentiment strip. Using a sentiment from Pixel's & Co., I printed the sentiment on vellum. I could have easily printed the sentiment directly onto the paper, but I liked the softness of the vellum. Here's a close-up:
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Cardstock: (white) PTI; (silver glitter cardstock) Doodlebug Designs
Other paper: (Premium Matte Photo Paper) OfficeMax; (vellum)
Pigment ink: (Provincial, Strawberry) Fresh Ink
Spray ink: (Taxi) Mr. Huey's
Embellishments: (half circle chipboard from Mint Julep collection) BasicGrey; (transparency from Fact or Fiction ephemera) BasicGrey; (die cut heart from Dear Lizzy) American Crafts; (canvas circle from Fact or Fiction) BasicGrey; (metal star from Basics) BasicGrey; (keyhole) Hobby Lobby; (heart veneer) Simon Says Stamp; (sequin) Hobby Lobby
Fibers: (red twine) Hemptique
Digital elements: (sentiment from In Good Company collection) Pixels & Co.
Other: (Picket Fence Distress Paint) Ranger; (yellow spray paint, silver craft paint)