Jul 5, 2017

Tropical Flowers Distress Oxide Card Tutorial


It's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land and we've switched to a new Anything Goes format for all challenges.  I was in the mood to play with Distress Oxides and make some backgrounds.  I used a combination of Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and a little Vintage Photo to create my main panel.  I used a solid DOX panel (no stamping or embossing) to give the feeling of water.


I was enamored by the flowers in THIS post from my crafty hero Emma.  I just had to get my hands on the Tropical die set by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.  I used inks to color my flower.  Abandoned Coral DI and a top layer of Spiced Marmalade DOX.  I colored the leaves with Frayed Burlap DI and Peeled Paint DOX.


I am in love with this leafy die and already have another project in the works with it.


I used Tim's new foam cling stamps to stamp the word "sea" onto a DOX inky panel.  This panel was stamped with a gorgeous Darkroom Door stamp.  I love how the pattern contrasted with the solid background.  I used my Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangles set border dies to add detail to the top and bottom of this panel.  The brown berry die is from the Winter Greens set.  The "you is from the Celebrations set, all by Sizzix.  Here's one more shot of that flower - so fun!  I hope you are inspired to play along with our challenge for a chance to win one of TWO gift cards.  What has inspired you these days?


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24 comments:

  1. Ohhh Autumn this is AMAZING - love the contrast of colours and textures going on here.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Lovely contrast between the main colours and loving the watercolour effect on the background! Perfection again, as usual! This could be a study for rule of thirds!

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  3. Glorious background..with those inks it really doesn't need anything else. Gorgeous flower, love the pop of red and those dies are so pretty x

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  4. The bg looks awesome.Beautuful card :)

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  5. Autumn, this definitely has the feeling of the sea! Gorgeous watery and stamped backgrounds and that flower is oh, la, la pretty with the most beautiful coloring! I agree, I love that leafy die--does that come with the flower? You are a poster child for Distress Oxides! Hugs!

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    1. Hey Sara Emily - yes yes yes - what a great set of dies. The leaf does come with the flower. Thanks!

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  6. Beautiful Summer card Autumn! Love the hibiscus and that pretty foliage.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  7. Love this! Great colors that depict tropical paradise beautifully!

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  8. I love the combo you used to get the brightness of the coral color. Very pretty!

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  9. The colors of this are so beautiful! Love everything about this😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  10. Beautiful card , love the colors !
    Hugs
    Maryvonne

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  11. Wow, this is stunning, Autumn!! I adore the background!! The colors are amazing!! And that gorgeous flower just pops!! I love, love this, my friend!! So beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Beautiful creation, love that flower. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emma

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  13. Wooow! Beautiful card! I love colors and perfect flower!
    Gorgeous!
    Hugs Ola

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  14. Autumn this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the beautiful TH flowers, but I think your background looks just like the ocean off of a tropical island! Gorgeous colors, I really love this card!

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  15. Gorgeous background and fantastic flowers! The colors are such a pretty combination! LOVE this!
    Sherrie K

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  16. So pretty and beautifully put together. The doxides background and gorgeous flower and leaves are a fabulous combination xxx

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  17. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  18. Love the background! Gorgeous colours. Beautiful flower embellishment too.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at "Mix It Up Challenge". Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.

    Mary DT member for Mix It Up...

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  19. What a great card! Love all the textures and layers. Those Distress oxides are calling my name. Very cool!! Thanks for sharing with us at Mix It Up!

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  20. Fabulous! Autumn . Love how your gorgeous flower is the real focal point positioned perfectly to draw the eye to wander around the rest of the card taking in the wonderful DOX background and fantastic bold letters .
    hugs x

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  21. What a beautiful card, lovely colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Your Scrapbook Place
    Shell DT

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  22. Love your project and thanks for playing along with us at YSP xx Jan DT

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  23. Wow! How beautiful!! Your background work is sublime! Thanks for playing with us at MIUCB!

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