Monday, March 4, 2013

Tuesday Trigger

Pattern Play
When I first saw Tuesday Trigger's photo, I was thinking that there is NO way that I can come up with anything ...but the image got stuck in my head. And this is what happened.
thinking of you
This is a fairly CAS approach to the Trigger. I used Hero Arts' Fancy Die Chrysanthemum
(the negative image) as a mask and applied Distress Inks ( Peel Paint, Bundled Sage, Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Broken China, Faded Jeans). I then finished the card with some faux stitching (with the help of a fine light brown pen).

edited note: I thought I would enter this in the Moxie Fab world Emphasize the Negative Challenge as well! 
Ding---> Have you tried faux stitching? It's the easiest way to add interest to the design. The best thing is that there is no sewing machine required! Here is an awesome tutorial if interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

65 comments:

Michelle Lupton said...

OMG, Virginia - this card is stunning!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love it!

Jennifer said...

Oh...so very pretty! I love faux stitching...it's so easy and add that finishing touch that's needed sometimes. Works perfect here!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous take on the Trigger, Virginia! And I love your faux stitching--it's the perfect touch!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yum, favorite colors of mine. Your card is simply divine, V, in every way!!

Lynn said...

Love all those absolutely beautiful pastels!

Michelle said...

Oh, wow, Virginia! This card is out of this world! So pretty! I love it!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is so soft and beautiful Virginia! I love the perfect blending of the colours, the banner, and that clever faux stitching!

~amy~ said...

This is perfect! Great use of the negative image.

Laura B. said...

Breathtaking ink blending!

Sheila H said...

Virginia, this card is truly breathtaking! I love the colors - your artistry is just mind blowing :)

aaga said...

Great translaiton pf the photo!

BabyBokChoy said...

Super awesome interpretation of the trigger, wonderful card!

Barb said...

Oh, my goodness, I love this even more, now that I see it's for the Tuesday Trigger! Your masking is perfect and those colors are so yummy! I thought your faux stitching was real! Beautifully done, V! :)

Harriet said...

This card is beautiful!!! Thanks for the faux stitching site...easy!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Saw this on pinterest and knew right away it was for the Trigger - gorgeous!!!

Jacqueline said...

This is such a beauty, Virginia. I didn't know it was for the Trigger at first glance this time, but I pinned it just for the colors!!

Annette said...

wow gorgeous take on the trigger...

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Great take on the trigger! Your faux stitching looks so real!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Virginia! I think this one's a winner!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I saw the Tuesday Trigger and got instantly overwhelmed but you rocked it girl! WOW!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! LOVE the colors/inking!

Sue McRae said...

Love how you used these colours Virginia!

Tasnim said...

Oh this is SO beautiful!! lOVE the blended ink! You will surely win this one! :)

Nancy K said...

You totally nailed the inspiration, V! Your card is a lovely breath of fresh Spring air!

myhappyplace.linda@gmail.com said...

Hey girly, I really love how you used this pattern. Looks great!

Hugs~

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow...just lovely!

Cindy C. said...

Extremely pretty card!!!

Pam W Merwin said...

AMAZING - this is gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and I also thought your stitching was REAL! Beautifully done, Virginia :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Be still my heart Virginia! This might be my current favourite card os yours!

Cat Craig said...

Oh Virginia, this is such a lovely take on the trigger. The softness is wwondrful, yet the color play still makes it vibrantly eye catching.

Dianne said...

Well you have interpreted it PERFECTLY fabulous job.... Beautiful card Virginia thanks for sharing...

Barb Ghig said...

I am so glad this image got 'stuck' in your head so we could see your absolutely GORGEOUS card! Brilliant idea and the colors are just beautiful!!!

Laura Jane said...

GREAT use of the Hero Arts' Fancy Die Chrysanthemum! BEAUTIFUL inking.

jintyoo7 said...

That flower is amazing, Virginia :)

Dawn Turley said...

totally gorgeous Virginia. Love the colours.

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely gorgeous! beautiful inking and a fab take on the trigger! love love this beauty, Virginia!! thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Stunning card, Virginia! Love all the colors! And yes, I love faux stitching! :)

MarcyK924 said...

PERFECT take on the challenge! How dreamy! You nailed it! XO

Shay said...

Virginia, this is such a lovely card and take on the Trigger! I always do something too literal and your card is so pretty and perfect.

Pamela said...

Whaaaa. that's faux stitching? I thought that was real stitching at first! And I love your distressing! The colors blend wonderfully together!

Therese said...

So beautiful! Love how you used the image as a mask. Gorgeous result!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! AMAZING card!! I LOVE the faux stitching and atleast it didn't take all night in a storm to complete!! =) HAHA THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Maureen Morton said...

The color gradients on this is are stunning, V! Love faux stitching - I've broken 2 machines on cards. Ugh. This is a winner, for sure.

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your take on the Trigger!
Bravo my Friend!!

artful-notions said...

Beautiful masking. Love what you've done.

Rose said...

beautiful and awesome stamping girl :)

Barb M said...

such a beautiful approach to the TT challenge! i love the blended colors in each shape and how tiny individual shapes come together to make such a pleasant overall focal point...it's just so pretty!! i LOVE the faux stitching too :)

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Trinh said...

Beautiful inking on that flower, Virginia! I absolutely love the colors you used. Congrats on being chosen as one of the Targets!

cheryl (clee') said...

Your card was one of my faves even before you were picked. Congrats! The stencil technique and the color blending are awesome!

maria f. said...

So Triggerworthy, Virginia. I love how you hinted at a pattern in your inking of the different colors. And thanks so much for your super sweet comments lately :) If you make it to my neck o' the woods you better make contact! We've got the best Riesling makers in town.

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your Trigger win, V! I knew it was a winner!

Tasnim said...

yay! Congrats Virginia! I knew you would win!

Leni said...

Congratulations! Happy for your win! Beautiful card!

Suzanne said...

Congrats, my beautiful Moxie Fab friend!!! This is an awesome card!

Helen F. said...

Congrats on your TT win, Virginia!
This card is gorgeous and I just knew it was going to be one of Cath's picks :)

Jill Norwood said...

Congrats on your TT win! Your card is so lovely!
:) Jill

Paru Mahtani said...

As usual...WOW!!!!

Trell Doxie said...

I have to say that I love this!

Kelly Griglione said...

Yay, YAY, yay!!!! So excited for your win! This is one heck of a card, Virginia. I totally did not get CAS from the trigger photo, but you sure did!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

This is too beautiful Virginia! I just love it sooo much! The beautiful colors on the flower are just amazing! :)

lynda said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the way you combined the colors.

Lee Kendel said...

Love this card. Really want that stamp. Never imagined that stamp(it is on my Wishlist) could make that kind of flower. Beautiful

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks also for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)