Sunday, June 10, 2018

MSC Challenge - 2 Come to the dark side

What do you do on a dark rainy day in June?  When your work is done and you can't read a book all day?  Right, you go into your craft room and make something.
I am still stuck on the dark side and so I make another card, this time on black cardstock.
                                                                 I'll get right to it.

I saw a picture of a White flower on Instagram and I got an idea.  I remembered an old stamp that I got from a friend a long time ago and have hardly used it.  I pulled out the water lily from GKD Stately Flowers 3 by Melanie Munchinger.  I only have the large water lily from this set.  Remember I said that I got it from a friend we traded extra stamps that we had.  I bet Sharyn remembers. Anyway, I digress.
                                                      Clear Stamps- Stately Flowers 3
I wanted to make a white flower on this black cardstock and tried several mediums to achieve that without success.  I tried white ink, then white pencil, but not of them left a white flower like I wanted.
Finally, I used white embossing powder and heat set it, masking off the center flower.  Then I got out my acrylic white paint and painted the flower.  After it was dry, I used colored pencils to shade it and give it a bit of color.  I left the other two flowers outlined as I didn't want to distract from the center flower. Or, I was too lazy to color them, so that is my story and I am sticking to it.
This is how it looked before I used my colored pencils.  I layer this up on a piece of white and them some fun foam and then on a base of black.
I will be added this to the challenge at the Mod Squad.
Thanks for your comments, I do appreciate them.  I am also having fun with the 30daymarker challenge.  You can do it too.


  1. Well that is stunning! This technique really brings out the beauty of that image! WOW! Oh I bet Sharyn remembers too, I mean it involves stamps, right?!?! :)

  2. Love how you stamped the background without coloring because it makes the colored one stand out more. Very elegant. Bet the stamp swap was from the result of duplicates from grab bags, lol.

  3. Brilliant to use acrylic paint, it really pops. I have just that stamp too from a grab bag LOL.

  4. Well aren't you just a GENIUS? What a fab idea to use the white paint. This looks awesome, and so creative. Another great take on the challenge, thanks for playing along over at the Mod Squad once again! XO~

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  6. Well, I think it's evident how much I like this card! ;). Let me just say the way you photographed it is so pretty! Well done on all accounts! Hugs to you my Soul Sista!