Saturday, November 30, 2013

Vellum Reflection for SPARKS Challenge

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge was a photo inspiration.


Now, I'm not normally so literal when I look at the photos.  I usually will pick an element or two, and sometimes I will just go for the color combinations.  But for some reason I felt challenged to recreate this scene as much as possible using vellum to get that mirror image.  It was quite challenging, as things weren't working as planned.  But here is my end result . . .

I used a piece of bold yellow vellum for the bottom and stamped on the back side using Ranger Archival Ink.  I then flipped the vellum and stamped the mirror image on the cardstock above.  I inked the top in yellow and the bottom in black.  I colored the balloons with Copic Markers and added rhine stones on the corners of the vellum to hide the glue dots.    

Fun, but challenging.

Supplies Used
Bazzill Cardstock
Graffix Vellum
Paper Smooches Promenade, Metropolis and Sentiment Sampler sets
K I Gems
Ranger Archival Ink
Close To My Heart Honey Ink
Copic Markers


  1. Oh how clever to mirror the bike in the water - just brilliant!

  2. GETTTTTTTTT out! I absolutely looooooooove your mirrored image!!! What a clever idea-- totally looks hard but sooooooo worth it! Do share how you did it (did you use a Dude block from PS or did you just stamp on the reverse side of the vellum.... not even sure that would work?!?!)!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

    ps... our challenges start on Sunday and end on Saturday now!!! Winners will be posted on Mondays:) This week's challenge is SUPER easy-- ANYTHING goes!! Hope you join in the fun <3

  3. for real? really? NO...get out of town. REALLY? this is sooooooo good! thank YOU for playing PSS!

  4. beautiful card! love the reflection. so cool! thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!