Sunday, 17 January 2021

GDP Sketch Challenge with Art Gallery Stamp Set #GDP274

 Howdy all,

Welcome to my Sunday Session blog post as part of Global Design Project #GDP274 Blog Hop.

The Global Design Project submissions always seemed so out of my league. Such amazing submissions, different challenges from colours to sketches every week and only one week from challenge set to submission deadline. Not to mention this whole blogging thing is still pretty new to me and writing is not my forte. When a fellow team member said they were taking the plunge and giving it a go, I thought why not at least try!

The sketch ones in particular called to me, when I started paper crafting I had always loved working from sketches and making them mine. I loved how easy they could be interpreted where as going from a full design i felt more locked in to coping it exactly. As I advanced I would turn designs I saw and liked into sketches and save for days when inspiration was short.

Using the #GDP274 sketch as inspiration I came up with this lovely warm purple card with the Art Gallery florals.

To create the purple ombre background I used a combination of Rich Razzleberry and a hint of Blackberry Bliss with the new blending brushes is a soft circular motion. My tips are to hold the brush itself rather than the handle, start off the paper and gently move onto it and use the thick basic white cardstock for the best results.

The main floral on the front is a multi layering stamp where several stamps are designed to go on top of each other to give more depth and detail look. I chose to combine the layers with Rich Razzleberry base, Blackberry Bliss top layer. Then after that dried which takes a little longer on this type of paper, I added a second top layer slightly offset in Rococo Rose then clear embossed over this layer. The stem was stamped in Granny Apple Green. The Floral Gallery dies make easy work of cutting the stamped images out. 

I really wanted this card to be a stepped up version, really challenging myself with techniques and materials. I used the Pearlescent Specialty Paper for the back layer, to stamp the floral on and for the die cut 'Hi' which gives a lovely shimmer. I even tried out the coloured cardstock top fold style and decorated the inside with an insert stamped with another floral from the stamp set giving off a more professional look.

To complete the look I paired it with the softness of the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, white embossing for the 'Lovely' and xxx pearls from the Rococo Rose pearls from the Pastel Pearls.

The Art Gallery stamps and Floral Gallert dies come as th Art Gallery Bundle so they are discounted. It's such a stunning stamp set, with some nice sentiments in there too. The stamps, dies, bundle and embellishments are available now in the new Jan-June Mini Catalogue. Click HERE to see what other fabulous products are available in the Mini Catalogue.

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Thanks for coming over and having a look, I hope you feel inspired to create your own cards and projects, please see below for a link to products used to make the above card.

BLOG HOP HERE to see what other awesome creations are happening in the Stampin' Up! world, remember my name is Kerrin Shannon, so start with the name and design after mine. 

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