Sunday, October 28, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #127 - Kindness



Hello everyone!  I'm excited to be back again guest designing at AAA Cards for their next challenge #127 Kindness.


I had something else in mind when I first saw this challenge, but after the shocking and sad news of Melissa Lane's passing posted in the last challenge at AAA Cards, I wanted to pay tribute and celebrate her as well as thank her.  She is the reason I am guest designing today.  I wasn't fortunate enough to work with her or meet her in person, but I remember how kind and welcoming she was when I first entered the blogging world.  I think we were playing blog tag for nearly an hour at one point. My online encounter with her was brief, but she left a lasting impression.  She will be missed.



So in her honour, I created this.



Melissa loves butterflies and I thought this Butterfly Gown stencil would do the trick.  Ink blending through that stencil was done on an A2 size piece of Bristol paper using mini blending tools and distress oxide (DOx) inks.  Masking was also used to achieve multi colours on the image.


I thought about a bright rainbow butterfly dress (because you know me and a good rainbow opportunity), but I stuck with black for a classy look.  The face/body was coloured first using Tattered Rose.  The hair  next using Vintage Photo.  And finally the gown using Black Soot, and fading out at the bottom.  For some sparkle, the gown was heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  The sentiment was black heat embossed to finish.



Ready to play along?  If you need more inspirations, check out the wonderful cards the talented AAA  Cards team have created HERE.  Thank you once again for visiting.


























15 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing CAS card, that sparkling dress is really a delight!

Susan said...

Stunning card, Trina- that gown is gorgeous and so well stenciled with the shading in the colour. A great tribute to Melissa.

Loll said...

Gorgeous, Trina! Beautiful image that is so pretty with the glitter. A wonderful tribute to Melissa! xx

Christine Alexander said...

amazing way to incorporate the butterflies int the gown and such a perfect sentiment. A great tribute to Melissa.

Craftyfield said...

It is a gorgeous card, and yes, classy. What a perfect sentiment for Melissa too.

Bonnie said...

This is both classy and elegant, Trina! Congratulations on another Guest Designer post!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous elegant tribute card, Trina for the sweet, loving and creative Melissa. Congratulations on your Guest spot at AAA too. TFS and also for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge with optional twist..black. Hugs..Nancy

Darnell said...

So poignant and beautiful, Trina! Perfect to honor Melissa!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

LucieGCards said...

Another truly stunning CAS card Trina! And a beautiful tribute to Melissa as well. Thanks for being our GD again over at AAA Cards!

Jane said...

Your ideas and style are just incredibly amazing! Adore this card. Thanks for Guest Designing with us at AAA Cards.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Gorgeous elegant cards! Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
Tina dt

Tenia Nelson said...

So so GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMPlorations CAS challenge!!!

Mia said...

Fabulous card, Trina. Kisses, my friend.

Pink Unicorn said...

That shimmering butterfly dress is stunning. This is true CAS perfection! A gorgeous card and such a wonderful tribute to Melissa. hank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Susanne Vargas said...

What a beautiful tribute to Melissa! She would have loved this butterfly dress! The sparkle is gorgeous!