Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rosemary the Giraffe

Just So Hippy card - Gina K Designs, Lovely as a Tree
The challenge today at SCS was to use a kitchen spice on your card. I really struggled with inspiration for this one, but eventually noticed the rosemary that I thought looked like grass.

I water colored and sponged the background and then used Lovely at a Tree (Stampin' Up) to create a distant forest. I inked the multi tree stamp with Chocolate Chip and then stamped off once before stamping it on my background.

In the foreground, I glued on some dried rosemary leaves in small clusters. Then I shaded around them a bit with water color.

The giraffe is from Just So Hippy (Gina K) and I colored it with Koh-i-noor pencils, blended with OMS. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and raised it up with pop dots.

The other layers are Basic Black, More Mustard (sponged with Pumpkin Pie) and Close to Cocoa (sponged with Chocolate Chip).

5 comments:

Annapurna said...

Lovely! I was wondering where the spice was until you said something. Cute idea.

I feel like playing on this one.

Allison said...

You are just rocking the cards lately...super coloring and sponging!

Allison said...

I have been impressed with your creations as of late. See here for an award: http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-havent-done-this-in-some-time-but.html

Jessica said...

What a beautiful card - your scene is so amazing. I love your coloring too!!

malieta said...

Wow....super cute card Theresa! I think your idea of using rosemary as grass was sheer genius!!! I never would have thought of that:)