September 28, 2007

Bloggers Challenge Week 14 - Spectrum Pads

This weeks Bloggers Challenge was to create something with Spectrum Pads. There’s some great techniques out there using Spectrum Pads, and then those you stumble upon by accident – such as my card posted below for this weeks challenge….

For this card I decided to brayer my ink from my Late November Spectrum Pad directly onto my image, rather than onto my card stock – and it worked like a charm…One of those duh moments, of "why didn’t I think of this sooner". I just love this image from Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kinkade Series, but wanted to add color without spending hours coloring - here's my end result....




















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Here’s another card using the same image and ink – but I used the Spectrum Roll Technique from a past issue of The Technique Junkies Newsletter, on Shimmer Card Stock.



















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This week I have Carole Burrage joining me as a guest Bloggers Challenge Player - here's her fun and funky spectum card. Thanks for playing Carole!























The image was colored with Copic Sketch markers and Copic Spica glitter pens, then colored over with a VersaMark pen and heat embossed with clear ep. It's mounted on a 3-D dot. The exhaust is made with A Muse twinkle stickers. The Mega Scalloped oval background was made with an SU! Celebration spectrum pad on glossy cardstock using the Bouncing Brayer method, then framed with a Basic Black Giga Scalloped oval.


Supplies used:
Stamps -- Image by A Muse, sentiment by Hampton Art Stamps; Paper: Basic Black, Pink Passion, glossy cardstock; Ink: SU! Celebration spectrum ink pad; VersaMark, Basic Black, Brilliance Archival Graphite Black; Accessories -- Copic Sketch and Spica markers, A Muse Twinkle stickers, brayer, Marvy Uchida Giga and Mega Scalloped Oval punches, ribbon, 3-D dots, clear embossing powder.


Be sure to check out the other Bloggers Challenge Players Spectrum Pad posts!

Have a great weekend!

~Lisa

17 comments :

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

These turned out GORGEOUS!!! I think that might be my Favorite TK stamp!! LOVE it! -Anna.

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!! Both of your cards are stunning Lisa!!!!!

Vicki

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! That is so awesome! I love both of these!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful work Lisa! What a difference from one cardstock to the other! So cool! I really like the one that you brayer onto the stamp first. So pretty!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Absolutely stunning, Lisa. The TK stamps really look great with the spectrum pads...who knew?!

Lisa Bohler said...

Wow! Both cards are just gorgeous, Lisa! Those images just need a little layering and they are such WOW cards and then you jazzed them up even more!

Lori said...

These are just beautiful! I never would have thought to use a spectrum pad with detailed images like these.

Connie said...

ALL of your cards posted are gorgeous. Those TK stamps are especially awesome. Great job with this challenge!

Connie

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! I'd frame those cards and give them as gifts, they are gorgeous!

Pat Huntoon said...

Love your cards, and Carole's, too!

amycara said...

These are spectacular! What a great idea to roll the pad onto your stamp! (insert mental image of me smacking my forehead here!) The second one could be hung on your wall it's so beautiful...and realistic!

Carole's card is adorable! Love the vibrant colors!

Ida said...

Nicely done! I have to say that I really like the first spectrum card over the other one due to it's more vibrant colors. These make perfect stamp pads for those fabulous Thomas Kincaid images.

Carole's "retro" rainbow card is "Groovy" for sure! Love it.

Ida

maggie fellow said...

Your cards ars stunning and I lived the cute Vw bus card! please thank her for sharing from me.

Stefanie said...

Great cards Lisa! Both techniques look great with the Thomas Kincaide stamp. I really like the silhouette look of the second card though.

Carole's card is so cute! I love the groovy colors. The bouncing brayer technique looks like tie dye here. Too perfect!

Lila H said...

OK, you've just enabled me to purchase some TK stamps!!! perfect samples - beautiful work. And Carol's card is just GROOVY!!!

Karen said...

WOW! the TK stamp with a spectrum pad is absolutely stunning Lisa!! The colors are perfect for it too!! Love the funky and fresh card by Carole too!!

Leigh said...

Great cards, Lisa!!

 
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