Sunday, February 6, 2011

Retiform Blog Hop

Can you believe it? Another post and creation from me..WOWZERS! So The Angel Company is sponsoring a Retiform Blog Hop this weekend. If you are like me you are thinking what is Retiform? Well it's a technique - one I might add that is pretty cool!

So my first attempt...not too bad but not what I was looking for

Couple things with this one. I used chalk ink instead of dye ink and although I LOVE the background (which is the Retiform Technique) I'm not lovin' the focal image. Like I said, not horrible but just not my usual thing.

So I decided to try again. This time I watched a video from Heather about the Retiform Technique (You can see it HERE). I like these results so much more...

It was really fun and I'm planning on doing this card for my FUNShop that is coming up. I think the girls will enjoy trying out this technique!

There are a few more hours to get your Retiform creation in. You can go HERE to see all the wonderful entries and to play along!

Thank for stopping by - I'll be back tomorrow (gasp...three posts in a row!!) with my calendar :D

Card Details:
All Supplies are from The Angel Company

Stamp Sets - Basic Blooms, Script Background & All Things of Nature
Ink - Sierra Vista, Aegean Blue & Sage VersaMagic; Burnt Umber Palette

Stamp Sets - Background Soup, Happily Grateful & Basic Blooms
Ink - Beaux Arts Blue, Landscape, Burnt Umber, Lavender Sachet & Violete Palette Pads


Teresa Jenkins said...

They are both pretty, but I LOVE the butterfly one! Beautiful colors!

AmethystCat said...

love the cards, Michelle. The colors really pop on the second one - the funshop gals will LOVE making it! love the images you used in the background ink layers!

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous! Love the backgrounds!

Mischelle said...

Both are so nice Chels! Love the color palettes!

Tammi said...

I used to color with chalks all the time! Your cards are lovely, love the backgrounds! ~hugs

Karen said...

They are both beautiful. Next time I try this technique, I will try chalks instead of ink. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle VP said...

Oooh, pretty! I love how the colors on the second one pop! :)