Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Spot Challenge | Challenge #146 CASE the Designers - Jay Soriano

Hello there stamping friends. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are all well. I'm playing along with The Spot Creative Challenge. This is a relatively new challenge blog to me as I only found out about it a few months ago. I've been so keen to play along but haven't had the chance till now. 

This weeks challenge is to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of The Spot Designers - Jay Soriano. Jay is a crazy talented crafter and is amazing at adding those gorgeous 'Pops' of colour!

I scrolled way back in Jay's Instagram feed and this project caught my eye. I love the layout and the spray of flowers across the page as well as the little touches of grunge.

While Jay's project is an A5 Home Decor piece I've used the layout and inspiration of this piece for my card today.  I'm using the amazing Basic Black and Whisper White True Love 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper as the main focus for my card with a touch of coloring using Stampin' Blends and Copic Alcohol Markers. 

I love, love, love anything in classic black and white and this DSP is no different. Other than this DSP being black and white, the other amazing thing that I love is that you can colour the images to suit any of your projects. There are a few different sheets of floral images so it's just a matter of which one to choose.

My whole card started first by cutting out one of the floral sheets of this gorgeous DSP on my ScanNCut. This makes short work of cutting out images like this and is done before you can even find your favourite scissors to 'fussy cut' them out.

 Once the flowers were cut I've coloured them in with Copic Markers using a Flicking technique. Hold your marker right near the nib and gently and quickly flick the marker away from you to make 'streaks' of colour. I like to start with the darkest colour and then graduate to the lightest. I love the 'streaky' effect and the look of texture that this Flicking Technique gives. Gorgeous!

Behind the flowers I've used another pattern from the True Love 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper. As well as Black and White, I'm also a sucker for stripes, which I love behind the flowers. The splatter across the card is some Champagne Shimmer Paint. I've then finished the card off with a Happy Birthday sentiment, some ribbon and trim and some Basic Pearl Jewels. Super fun and super pretty!
Copics Used
Pink Flowers - R85, R83, R81
Purple Flowers - BV04, BV02, BV00
Leaves - G99, G94, G21

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  1. Oh I LOVE your inspiration. Jay is a FABULOUS cardmaker. Your card is amazing. I am loving how that DP brings your eye through all the pretty details on your card. Your color choice is perfection and I am loving the little pearls. Beautiful design.

  2. love your creation. What is the model number of your scan n cut?

    1. Thank you. I have the CM350. Scans and cuts really well. I've had it for a few years and haven't had any problems thus far.

  3. So beautiful and great adaptation of the home decor. Love your colouring and use of the DSP Rochelle. Thanks so much for joining in The Spot creative challenge this week


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