August 3, 2012

August Poppy

This is Pam from Papillon digital designs and TheBugBytes today at Shes a Sassylady. Thanks Sheila for having me here.
I was thinking on a project to do and I though I would google wikipedia and enter the month August. It's so cool - Sometimes when you are stuck and want inspiration doing something like this is the way to go. Sometimes I just want to try a particular technique and I build on that.
So when I read the article I saw that August 's birth flower is Poppy and I wanted to do a card with poppy as I had a lovely silhouette 3d poppy file

Here's the card

Here's a peek at the silhouette file

Now I did not want to cut out the intricate brown swirl so I sort of flattened that on a a colored rectangle. But I wanted the pop so after printing I outlined the swirl with copic multiliner and used copic spica pens. I also used spica and Tim Holtz distress markers to ink and decorate all the cuts. Going over a image or die cut with markers sort of distresses the surface fibers a little and gives a nice velvetty suede like texture.
The leafs get the color variation in color by using the distress markers and waterbrush and then adding a bit of subtle glitter with spica pen
Here a closer look of the spica pen effect

It isn't as overpowering as stickles and I love that bit of shine.
Here's the inside of the card

So google up a month and get inspired by the facts you read and make yourself a project.
Happy Crafting

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