Monday, November 21, 2016

Colorful Tangled Leaf Card with Donna Downy Images from Unity Stamp Co.


Happy Monday everyone.  I hope your weekend was great.  Yesterday we went with our friends Baron and Cris explored a town about 45 minutes from us called Piracicaba.  One of the oldest areas this city is called Monte Alegre and was home to a huge sugarcane plantation (Usina) that closed in 1981.  At its height the area had over 5,000 people.  The area is now being renovated and renewed. I will do a separate blog post on the adventure but here are a few interesting photos.


The Usina (or factory) in complete disrepair.

Another photo of the Usina.

Old windows to be used in a new restaurant opening in a few weeks.

Now to share a quick card I made for Day 19 of The Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge using two of Donna Downey's images from Unity Stamp Co.  

I started by stamping the Tangled Leaf Background image with Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) on white cardstock.  Then I colored in each part of the image using a waterbrush with distress inks (Ranger) and used a heat gun to fully dry the inks.  


I then stamped the phrase "inspiration is everywhere" from the Art & Possibility set on another piece of white cardstock, traced around the phrase with a black marker, cut it out and then adhered it to a piece of black cardstock, which I then adhered to the card front.  Then I went over the whole leaf with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush pen to give it a shimmer, put a dot of white in each of the little circles on the leaves with a White Pen by Uni-ball.


Next I layered the cardstock on a piece of black cardstock, which I then adhered to the card front and, lastly, adhered a few sequins around the card front. 


Done!!  I have to tell you - I love this image.  I have a few other projects in mind using this same image and will share them with you as soon as I get them out of my head.  LOL.  Please let me know what you think of this card by leaving a comment below. 

Enjoy the rest of your day and, until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

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    1. Thanks so much!! And thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  2. This is a cool card. Love the bright colours and love the bling:)

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    1. Thanks so much Birgit. Always love seeing your comments.

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  3. Love love that card. It's a beautiful image and you chose perfect colors and the perfect sentiment for it. Can't wait to see the other projects you create with this image. I also enjoy seeing history in places like Monte Alegre - I look forward to seeing more of your adventure.

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    1. Thanks so much!! I don't know why but this image was talking to me. Glad you like it as much as I do. More adventures await!! LOL

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  4. What a beautiful card, Michael. I love all the colors you used.

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    1. Thanks so much HJ! Appreciate you stopping by the blog.

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  5. I apologize for being so late Michael. My daughter just got cancer for the 4th time and it has been emotional. Your work is beautiful!

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  6. Did you do the window art? The first picture of the Usina is beautiful! Needs to be framed I'd say.

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