You Make My Heart Sing

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Something a little bit different today. I was in the mood for a challenge, and decided to play along with the current Photo Inspiration challenge over on the Mama Elephant blog. Here’s the photo inspiration:


From my point of view, I saw a lot of white and some blue watercolor hues, and texture. So I started creating and ended up with something completely different than I had in mind – isn’t that how it almost always goes? I’m not completely satisfied, most of all about how the blue turned out. But on the other hand that’s what I had on hand.

You Make My Heart Sing by Els Brigé

I started out by watercoloring the background. I brushed some water onto my white cardstock, and then added really small amounts of Heirloom Blue Mr. Huey with my brush. I splattered Clay Mr. Huey on top after drying. Two vellum circles were sewn directly onto the background, one of them I first embossed with Tim Holtz’ Bubble embossing folder.

You Make My Heart Sing by Els Brigé

Since I didn’t have the right ink to stamp the sentiment, I chose to kind of mix up two colors. I inked my stamp with Broken China distress ink, stamped it off onto a bit of print paper, and then inked the my stamp again with Aqua dye ink without cleaning it in between. It gives a subtle mixture of both colors, which matched with my background color. The lighter feathers behind the sentiment were also stamped off one time onto a piece of print paper for this softer look.

Anyways, it was fun to take part in a challenge again. It’s been way too long ago. Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Smitten – Mama Elephant; Inks: Wet Cement Mid-Tone Shadow Ink – Hero Arts, Broken China distress ink – Tim Holtz, Aqua Dye Ink – Adirondacks; Misc.: white cardstock – Papicolor, vellum – Canson, Heirloom Blue & Clay Mr. Huey’s Color Mist – Studio Calico, enamel dots – My Mind’s Eye, wood veneers – Studio Calico; Tools: Bubble embossing folder – Tim Holtz Alterations, Standard Circles Nestabilities Dies – Spellbinders.

3 Responses

  1. Lizzy Hill
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    Well, if I got this card in the mail, I’d be REALLY happy…I think it looks great….especially loving the textured circle & clever you, doing the stamping like that…very lateral thinking:) It’s a NICE challenge photo to work off, too —nothing like a challenge to get you onto something different, I reckon:):)

  2. Irene Talaasen
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    Hi Els,
    I love how you did the blues and the embossed vellum!! and all the rest of the details are definitely YOU and your creativeness!!


  3. Miriam Prantner
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    This card is gorgeous! So light and bright. I love the softness, the splatter, embellishments, design and movement. Wonderful!

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