Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tracing Images

I am trying another technique from CAS 3 - Tracing Images.  The part about tracing images is not too bad, but I don't have copic markers to color the images so I need to figure out a way to blend the colors better:

I've tried this technique with a couple of images but I think this one is the best - it has the larger flowers that can be used as focal points.  The placement of these two flowers also give me a place to put the sentiment.  No doubt that I love flowers and this is really another major reason!

Most of my background stamps are really just background stamps - stripes, polka dots, swirls, or repeated patterns of some sort.  I normally use them as background stamps and one of my all time favorite techniques is to create a tone-on-tone background.  I use this on my cards, my layouts, albums, you name it.  The subtle pattern provides interests to my project but just enough so that it does not compete with the focus.  This is my first time using my background stamp this way and I like it a lot!  Next time when I purchase background stamps I'll see if I could use it this way.

I'm linking my card to the following:
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Aurora Wings - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Dreaming of Spring
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Doll - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I thought you background was a backing paper at first. I really like CAS but find it hard to do, you make it look really easy. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From the Heart this week and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

  2. Great card thanks for joining in at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck x

  3. Gorgeous card, Joyce! Love that background with the beautifully colored roses on top. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  4. So beautiful flowers. Love bright colouring.
    Thank you for joining our Anything goes Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
    Jasmina DT PND

  5. Great card thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck x

  6. Very pretty! I love those pink flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  7. Lovely card and great techniques! Thanks for joining in with the Artistic Inspirations Challenge. Suz xx

  8. Absolutely lovely background technique! Beautifully colored and balanced. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn