Saturday, February 16, 2008

Out of the box...

That's right, I stepped out of my box. This card is 8.5" x 4". A very different size for me, but I loved it. I used Beate Jones sketch to create this card for Dwight's niece. She turned 11 years old yesterday and we'll be seeing them tomorrow. Hope she likes it.
Ingredients: CS-Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, and Certainly Celery. Ink: Chocolate chip for the swirls and sponging, versamark for the embossing, Pretty in Pink marker for the petals and some sponging, and Certainly Celery for some sponging. (yep, lots of sponging) I mixed some white EP, pink EP and dazzling diamonds to stamp the flowers. Looks really neat IRL. And used some pink rhinestone brads I had kicking around. (cause you know I'll never use them on my boys layouts.) The stamp set is a SAB set, Friendship Blooms. I also have to admit I found a new love. Thomas Kinkade. If you don't know who Thomas is, he is the most famous living artist today. He paints beautiful scenery. I just had to have some of his 'paintings'. I ordered them through a friend who got them from Cornish Heritage Farms in the USA.
I did attempt to watercolor one image I stamped but I still need a little practise.
This first one, The Forest Chapel, I used Timber Brown stazon and didn't color it. It's beautiful stamped in just one color so I'll go that route until I master coloring it.

This one was stamped in Brocade Blue. I achieved the scalloped look by using my scallop circle punch, then cutting it apart. Hard to explain. If I have time today I may do a tutorial as I have no idea where I found the one that showed me how to do it.
P.S. Carol, I still need to get you your blog candy. Any guesses as to what it might be?? Here's a clue, 4 colors and it's known to be chunky.

Good night all.


Anonymous said...

Ummmmm, embossing powder????? Cards look great Anne.


Anonymous said...

Going out of the box is a good thing. Love the card. I like that idea. Thomas stamped cards look good too. Don't think I will ever attempt to do those. At least not trying to water color them, I will leave that to you the pro.