Saturday, September 26, 2009

Moxie Fab Gradient Challenge

When I first read Cath's new Moxie Fab challenge, Gradient is Radiant, I was honestly stumped. I have always loved gradients in design, but I didn't know how to do it on cards outside of brayering, which I'm not good at. Then, I remembered this blog post of a very talented graphic artist and I knew right away that's what I wanted to do for the challenge.

This first one is a straight copy of what Patricia did. I just filled every cut with a color. The colors I used (if I remember correctly) are Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Ruby Red, Really Red, GinaK Pumpkin Spice, More Mustard, Summer Sun, So Saffron and Cream. The card base is GinaK's Chocolate Kiss and the sentiment is from my stamp set, Lord of the Seasons. It's perfect for this autumn themed card.


For the second card, I decided to not only use different shades of red, but also add texture and patterns. The colors used are Bravo Burgundy, GinaK Rocket Red (which comes with the striped texture), Ruby Red, Rose Red, Rose Romance, and a printout of GinaK's Rich & Shabby digipaper. The cardbase is Pink Pirouette and the sentiment is from my Elegant Post set. I just love this technique. I will play some more and see what I can come up with. It's a good way to use up those little scraps of paper I've been keeping in my box.

Two more days until Moxie Fab's World Card Making Day Blog Tour begins. Woohoo! I can't wait!

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38 comments:

  1. WOW...both of these are stunning. Love the ribbon treatment around your pink card, Nina...what a great element which looks outstanding with that black button center. Awesome job.

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  2. These cards are GORGEOUS! Lovely work!
    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! As for your question about sponging around the frame, I used a colored pencil and softly colored around the frame.

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  3. These look great! I'm so glad that you enjoyed my tutorial.

    I specially like the flower and the addition of the buttons. Thank you so much for sharing them with me.

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  4. I am in love with the tree card... So beautiful and unexpected...But they both look awesome!

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  5. That is just tooo pretty! my vot is for you to win!

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  6. Nina, these are absolutely beautiful, what a great idea for a challenge and you did it perfectly. Bravo, girl!!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous card, love everything about them.

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  8. WOW - Nina - this is totally awesome!!! It looks really cool!! WTG on the challenge!!! Hugs ~S~

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  9. Great job with the challenge- these are beautiful cards

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  10. Thanks for entering the challenge (times 2), Nina! :)

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  11. These are both Fabulous card! I love what you have done with the challenge!

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  12. Wow, fabulous cards, Nina! You rock the challenge!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  13. Beautiful cards, great take on the challenge, and wonderful technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful as always Nina. I especially love the way you've place the ribbon on the second. I'll have to try that.

    thanks for sharing your talent!

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  15. OHHHHH MY Goodness Nina!!!!! These are absolutely Stunning!!!!!!

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  16. Nina, your cards are simply stunning! I love this technique, it's awesome.

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  17. These are just soooo pretty. Love your take on the gradient look! I have not given this a try yet, but I hope to find some time soon, looks like fun!!

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  18. Wow, Nina! These cards are FABULOUS! What a great take on the gradient challenge!

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  19. These have got to be my favorites!! The gradient design is so well used so are the colors the theme of your cards. TFS!!

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  20. wow, these are truly breathtaking, I'm serious!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Congrats! :-) Truly amazing cards!

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  22. This has WOW factor written all over it! Congrats on your win!! :)

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  23. Congrats, your card waws beautiful! :)

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  24. Congratulations on being one of the winners! Your card was my favorite of them all -- sooooo beautiful. :-)

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  25. Nina, I hope you can hear me hooting and hollering! Love both of these cards of your's. And so happy to see you were among the winners. Yay for you! ---Teri

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  26. I loved these the first time I saw them and I am not the least bit surprised you are a winner on Moxie Fab. Congratulations. These are wonderful.

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  27. Yeah! Congrats Nina on your win!!! Your card is as gorgeous as ever!

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  28. Congratulations Nina! Your card was my favorite in this challenge! I am glad you are one of the winners!

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  29. Your card is amazing!! Congrats on winning!!!!

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  30. That's thinking "inside the box" ;) I would never have thought of that. These cards totally inspire me!! Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations!

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  31. Wow, incredible work! I especially LOVE the tree (Eccl. 3:1) card - partly because it's my favorite verse, and because you used one of my favorite colors - bravo burgundy! Wow, I just might have to get your Lord of the Seasons stamp set. This is my first visit to your blog, and i'm already a big fan. ;o)

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