Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blooming Meadow mask

Happy Thursday to you all!
It's a happy Thursday here because they were calling for snow and so far . . . .so good :)

Today's card is for a couple of challenges:
The sketch is from  The Sweet Stop
The colors were chosen for Sweet Stampin Challenge Clear as Mud (use brown and 1 other color)
Finally, here is my card
To start I stamped the image (Blooming Meadow, Hero Arts) using versa mark and walnut stain. I heat embossed it with clear. Time to get out the pain brush again, (I'm on a painting kick I guess hehe) I painted with Shimmerz Pearls in Grammie Berrie over the entire background. I went back in with a darker marker and drew a shadow for the flowers.  I cut the image out using labels 8 nesties. Foe the mat piece I traced the outside edge of the nestie, cut it out, and inked it with walnut stain after I distressed the edges.

For the card base I used white card stock. I didn't have the color I wants so I used my h20 pen to moisten the edges then colored over it with my marker. Pre-moistening the paper causes the ink to bleed into the paper getting rid of those ugly marker lines.

I made this background paper a little while ago. I used my cuttlebug to emboss (Stylized Flowers, Cuttlebug)the background after I painted the male side with brown acrylic paint. I went back in with a smaller brush and filled in where the paint didn't transfer. I rubbed on antique linen all over, vintage photo to the outer edges, and walnut stain to the very outer edge. Lastly, I used my purplish marker to color the flowers, right over the paint (after it was dry of course hehe)

To make the border I took two one inch pieces of white card stock, I colored one with antique linen and the other with walnut stain. I punch a scallop border (EK Success) on the walnut piece. I glued the two together and wrapped ribbon around it, securing with a bow. I then cut out a tag, stamped my sentiment (Classic Messages, Hero Arts) with my purplish marker, rubbed on some antique linen and distressed the edges. To emphasize the tag I rubbed the distressed parts with walnut stain.

I adhered all the pieces flat except the main panel. I adhered that with foam. 

Thanks for visiting! I know I don't always remember to say so :( but your wonderful comments are always so appreciated. Thank you all so much!!

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