Saturday, September 28, 2013

Timeless Tuesday #239 - Pointillism

The Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes this week is to colour an image using the colouring technique called 'Pointillism' - which is basically creating your image using layers of dots. I have to admit that this is not my most favourite look, but I thought I would give it a try. I am actually quite happy with the way my image turned out. You can learn all about this technique by checking out these two great tutorials: one on Allison Cope's blog here and one by Christine Okken on the Flourishes blog here.

Honestly, I thought I would never get this card put together. The colouring and cutting of the image went well, but when it came time to put this image onto a card I kept hitting a brick wall. I just couldn't seem to decide on paper, style, layout etc. (you should see my craft table, it looks like a tsunami hit it). I am happy with the final result since I wanted a fairly clean, not too fussy thank you card.

 I stamped the brown cardstock using the Berry Sweet Frames set, did a little scoring above and below the sentiment and added a little textural interest to the top left corner by inserting the card front into an embossing folder and rubbing over a small area using a bone folder (just a word of caution here - it just came to me to try this, so I am not sure how this will affect the integrity of the embossing folder, it seems to be fine but you wouldn't want to do it repeatedly in the same spot). The embossing ended up being a little higher than I intended because I forgot that I needed to cut a little bit off the top of the card front - I was not starting over again so it stayed. I also noticed after I took my pictures that I forgot to colour the little end of the apple on the left, it's coloured now.

Stamps - Apple Of My Eye, Berry Sweet Frames, Picking Wildflowers (Flourishes)
Paper - Brown CS (Bazzil), Vanilla Cream CS (CTMH), Neena Solar White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate (CTMH), Copics - Y00, 02, 11, 21, YG01, 03, 13, 67, 93, 95, 97, YR20, E13, 31, 42, 44, R000, 01, W00, W3, BV00
Other - Argyle EF (Darice), embossing stylus, bone folder, 3D foam


  1. Connie, your card is absolutely beautiful. The technique is wonderful and I love the tip on light embossing with a bone folder. I will definitely have to try that! Love the way you used the Berry Sweet Frame too. Just a gorgeous card all the way round!!

  2. Good golly it's one stunner of a card Connie! I love the hint of embossing and your pointillism is awesome! WTG! Thanks so much for joining us this week for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  3. STUNNING! Wow, Connie! This card is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen! I feel like I need to print the pic out so I can study it! Beautiful use of the pointillism technique, and I LOVE the card design with the scored lines, simple sentiment, and tiny bit of embossing in the corner (which, btw, is perfect just where it is, so close to the top). I'm SO glad you joined us this week in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!! :)

  4. Beautiful job with the pointillism technique, it came out gorgeous! I love the scoring with the sentiment and the touch of embossing, so creative! Thanks for joining in the Flourishes challenge this week! Blessings! Kathy

  5. Such a beautiful card and a GREAT tip using the embossing folder and bone folder! I'll have try it today :)

  6. Such a beautiful card and a GREAT tip using the embossing folder and bone folder! I'll have try it today :)


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