Today our guest designer is Leslie. I found Leslie's blog a few months ago and it is filled with stories and beautiful projects. Her work is truly inspirational. I love this birthday card she has created with this week's images. Her technique is monochromatic.
Here is a description of Leslie's card in her own words. " I printed the image on Flourishes' Classic Ivory cardstock and colored with Copic markers in shades of gray. Pale gray ink was sponged around the edges of the image panel. I'd hoped to make this card completely monochromatic, and I did accomplish that with the coloring, but then I mixed in some tan with the designer paper, and couldn't help but add that little pop of color with the red string on the button. Almost monochromatic. The button, by the way, is nearly as vintage as the image. A Cuttlebug embossed border adds a bit of trim across the front. The black cardstock (from CTMH) has a white core which peeks through when the cardstock is sanded, as I did around the card edges and over the embossed trim."
Leslie's Bio: "Card making is my favorite indoor pastime and I only wish I had more hours in a day to spend on it. I'll admit that once I dipped my toe into the digital stamping water I followed with a headlong plunge and went a little nuts. Oh, my, so many images to choose from! Imagine all the clicking and saving when I happened upon Digital Two for Tuesday. So... when Cora contacted me about this guest spot, well, she didn't have to ask twice. I love what she does here!
I enjoy life on the southern Oregon coast with my husband, Rich, and two Golden Retrievers, Wally and LuLu. In fact, my blog centers around the Goldens and the goings on in the garden -- my other passion. There was a time I was all about design team work -- primarily for my favorite stamp company, Flourishes -- but I've settled into a more relaxed pace and now I wonder how I ever kept up. I also spend four days a week intensely focused on my job in a medical lab. I do most of my coloring on coffee breaks, and put the cards together when I've got time and creative energy at home. Winter is coming and I'll be happily shifting my spare time attention to the stamp room. I'm sure Cora will have some fabulous new/old Christmas images for us. Thank you, Cora, and thank you all for visiting."
You can see more of Leslie's wonderful artwork on her blog Goldens and Garden. After you surf around get out your supplies and take the challenge and create a project with these images.
|both images are from John Martin's Child Magazine 1929|