Here's my first card for the challenge, which is based on THIS PIN.
Obviously, I took the idea of the negative space from the oval window and used the colors from the photo. After stamping the branch and leaves, I realized the view didn't quite pop as much as I wanted, but sponging some Memento New Sprout over the space helped a lot.
There will be more cards sprouting from this challenge, you may rest assured. What fabulous inspiration!
And while we're on the subject of Audrie, let me share with you the last card I received from her. She offered to let me pull her photo of it from Splitcoast because my own photos just weren't doing it justice.
|Photo from Audrie Magnogordon|
Remember that "white" space doesn't have to be white. That's really just a misnomer for "empty" space. Audrie uses a lot of textured black card stock in her card making, as you can see if you scroll through her gallery at SCS. I can't remember the last time I used black, but perhaps I should pull some out and play a bit. There may be a sheet or two hiding in my hoard somewhere!
Not only is this card simply stunning...it came in a stunning envelope showcasing Audrie's amazing talent as a calligrapher. (Note: I took these two photos and blurred our addresses. After I went to the trouble of blurring mine, I realized I've plastered mine all over the interwebs anyway, so it was pointless!)
Check out her calligraphy! If I remember correctly (it's been years since I dabbled in calligraphy myself), she's using a Copperplate script. I NEVER could master the swirls and flourishes without my dip pen spitting ink all over the place. Audrie's are perfection!
The whole package, in fact, was perfection, and it made me feel both honored and humbled to receive it.
Thank you, Audrie, for your kindness and generosity. You are a treasure!
Supplies for my card
stamps: Clearly Besotted Paired Up, Papertrey Keep It Simple Thinking of You
ink: Hero Arts, Memento
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: dimensional tape, oval punch, sponge