Friday, January 2, 2015

A Sassy New Year!

Happy New Year!! It's 2015, and it's going to take some time for that to sink in. I'm not off to a great start either. I totally blanked on getting my card posted on time today. Not a good sign! 

But I'm excited to share with you my first card of the new year, that I made using a PageMaps Sketch with the Power Poppy image Sassy Succulents. Becky always comes up with creative sketches, and this one is no exception. 


I started by Gold embossing the large Sassy Succulent image, 3 times, onto water color paper.  I then water colored it with only two Tombow colors, a green (192) and purple (636).  I then diecut it into about 19 pieces using the smallest Hexagon die by Spellbinders, and arranged it according to the sketch on black card stock.  Lastly, I embossed the sentiment in Gold.  Oh, I also outlined each piece with a Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon).

4 of the pieces are popped up with Dimensional Tape to give it a bit of depth.  Here's a close-up picture so you can see a couple of them.




That about sums up my card today!  If you haven't already, be sure to check out what these talented Bloom Brigaders have to share!
We're continuing our Power Poppy of the Week Challenge again this year, and would love to see what you come up with.  Click HERE for all the details!

  Happy Stamping!

15 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

I LOVE what you’ve done with this sketch Tosha...it is just SO creative and elegant with the gold embossed succulents and the watercolouring...amazing!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosha, this is amazing! I LOVE the striking contrast of the black with your beautiful hexagons! Wow! And how you've colored them gives them a shimmery look of mica. Beautifully finished with the gold embossing, Krylon pen (Katie's fave), and the gold cord! I love it! Warm hugs and wishes for a blessed new year!

Anonymous said...

Wow, love your idea on this one! The stamping and coloring look beautiful! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! JM

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so beautiful, it looks like they are mother of pearl from first glance. I love it. Fabulous.

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers Tosh! I love that your embossed and water colored it first then die cut it - super cool effect! Gorgeous sketch card creation!

Becky said...

wow Tosh! This is Amazing..

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful Tosh!

Leslie Miller said...

You continue to amaze me! Who'da thunk it? Those hexagons are so beautiful, like cloisonne almost. Absolutely stunning with the black contrast. You did such a good job with this sketch, Tosh!

Wanda Hentges said...

A beautiful card!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

that gold embossing is just gorgeous, especially against the black background, lovely!

Linda Carson said...

Oh my that's stunning! Looks like delicate tiles!

Bajalizzy said...

did you mean to create opalescent effect? either way - this card is gorgeous

Loretta Lock said...

Tosh, this is brilliant!! I really love the creative way you used the succulent stamp. Yup, just brilliant!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So cool with the gold and tile look. You did a fabulous job on the sketch Tosh.

Amy Sheffer said...

This is gorgeous, Tosh! I love how your hexagons are cut from the watercolored image. How creative!! You've been in my thoughts lately (especially since it's CHA time) - miss you and hope all is well!

 
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