Monday, June 9, 2014

Gallery Idol Round 4

Happy Monday. Today, I continue my Gallery Idol journey. It's been fun & a bit nerve wrecking. Luckily my work keep me crazy busy lately, that I don't get to fret too much. I have to say that the girls in this GI blow my mind with their creativity. Everyone really step up and create amazing creations that makes me feel so honored to be among them.

For this round the challenge is to use border stamp creatively. This is quite a challenge as my stash of border stamp is pretty limited. And, I know that I don't want to use border stamp just as border. I have seen quite a few tribal prints on shirts that I found interesting and use that as the base for my card idea.

Lucky for me, I have this triangle border from Studio Calico Darling Sentiments set that fit for the look that I want to create. Bold, colorful, tribal pattern.

Yep, that triangle border on the bottom translate into the pattern on this elephant:


There was a lot of careful coloring. Finger cramp, check. eyes crossed, check. Aching shoulder & hand, check. I had to do one for practice just so I can decide on the color combo that I want to use. Once that decided, on to the real thing. It took me awhile to finish coloring this card. Hah... I feel like I almost couldn't straighten my fingers by the time I finished. But, I think the end result is worth it.

The bottom border was created using the chevron border from Lawn Fawn Chevron Background set. I stamped the chevron border twice, off setting the second one so it create diamond pattern border. Then color all those tiny spaces with Copic markers.

This card is definitely bold & colorful. And, there's also a hint of gold. I outlined the elephant shape with gold metallic paper.

I am very thankful that I have made it this far. I really, really appreciate your support & kind words & your vote. Wouldn't be here if not for your support. This Gallery Idol has definitely push my creativity, made me step up my work and I couldn't be happier with the cards I made.

If you love my bold & colorful elephant card, I'd love to have your vote. You have till Thursday morning to vote. Thank you so much and may your week be a blessed one.


Jaclyn Miller said...

At first glance, I didn't realize just how much work you did on this card. Beautiful use of those markers and love those patterns you created! Good luck!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is my kind of card - you know the kind where you want to shoot yourself halfway through. Ha! Seriously, love the patterns you created and the precision with which you execute them!

Shelly said...

WOW! This is just amazing! I can imagine all the hand cramps and eyes hurting! Though, it was truly worth it, if you ask me! ;) Love this!

~amy~ said...

This is so much fun Vera!

Anonymous said...

It is really FUN card. I love your colour combination and idea! There is so much fun and joyous card. Good Luck!!

Dotty Jo said...

Super card, Jo x

Shona Chambers said...

A winner for sure!! Absolutely amazing, all your hard work was definitely worth it. I love all the different colour combos and such fantastic use of the border stamps. Awesome!!

Kristie Larsen said...

I can see what that "carpal tunnel" comment was all about! Thats some serious colouring!!
Did you draw that elephant yourself or is it a die cut? i love elephants now that Im in Asia.... Such a great card! (And Hope you have an amazing time on your trip!)

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