Wednesday, March 31, 2010

InThe Garden

Hello! I have another scene card today. This time I used the bench and birdbath, combined with the tree, from Sending Sunshine.

First I stamped the bench and bird bath, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the birdbath a second time on scratch paper and cut it out for a mask.

I placed the mask on the first birdbath, using re-positionable tape, and then stamped the tree.

I removed the mask and colored with Copic markers, starting with E53 on the tree trunk

Added E55.

Added E59.

Used E57 to blend the E59.

Colored the leaves with YG07.

Colored around the leaves with YG03.

Used V06 to outline the flower clusters.

Blended in with V01.

For the birdbath, I started with N5.

Added N3.

Filled in with N1.

Used B00 on the bird and water.

Added some shading to the bird with B26.

Filled in the bench with E31.

Added some shading with E35.

I used torn Post-it Notes to mask the bottom of the paper and sponged Memento New Sprout ink.

Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky. I also added some shadows under the bench and birdbath, using a light grey Copic marker (sorry, I don't remember which one).

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Lovely Lavender cardbase. Those pretty green brads are from the new Spring Mix StampTV Kit this month.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Soft Sunrise

Hiya! I was trying to make a quick card yesterday and this is what I came up with. I think it wound up looking a lot like one I made a few months ago. Oops!

To start, I sponged very lightly with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then I sponged Memento Angel Pink.

Sponged Memento Tangelo.

Sponged Memento Soft Sky.

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender.

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

I stamped both of the tree lined banks, from Life is Good, with Memento London Fog ink. Then I used Copic BV11 to color in a portion of the reflection.

Added BV13, then used BV11 to blend.

Added C3 to fill our the tree reflections.

Then I added C1 to soften the transition to the rest of the water.

Used N5 on the banks and trees.

Added N7.

I added a sentiment from Sending Sunshine and layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx. Then I added brads to the corners, and adhered it to a Lovely Lavender cardbase, using Pop Dots.

Thanks for visiting. I hope your day is great!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Treasured Tulips

Happy Monday! Here is another card you may have seen if you attended the last Gina K release party. I used Melanie's new A Beautiful Life stamp set and added lavender from Sending Sunshine and a sentiment from Sweetest Memories.

I stamped the large framed image from A Beautiful Life, then colored with Copics, starting with Y17.

Added Y21.

Filled in with Y000.

Added YR04 to the base of the flowers for a little more depth.

For the foliage, I started with YG95.

Filled in with YG93.

Then I cut out masks for the tulips and stamped the lavender from Sending Sunshine. To ink up the lavender, I used my Memento Markers, Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves. I re-inked and stamped the lavender a few times on each corner.

For the larger background, I filled in the entire area with Copic Boo. Then I sponged a little Memento Summer Sky along the edges, masking the small border with Post-it Notes.

Then for the oval background, I stamped the frame image on copy paper and then cut out the center oval, going around the tulips. I used that as a mask, and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Sweet Corn cardbase.

To finish it off, I added a few self adhesive pearls to the corners.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

CAS Wisteria Tree

Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a great weekend. Just a quickie card today. I played along with the featured stamper challenge at SCS today. The featured stamper this week is Beedubya. I chose this beautiful CAS card from her gallery for my inspiration today. Participants are to change at least two things. I changed...

Different stamps
Offset image
Added embossed frame

I used images from Sending Sunshine. First I embossed the frame with my rectangle Nestabilities. Then I stamped the treed and colored with Copics, masking the edges along the frame before stamping. Then I stamped and colored the tire swing. I used a fine black marker and straight edge to draw a line around the frame.

Gotta love Gina's Pure Luxury Base Weight White for making single layer cards using Copic markers. There is no bleed through at all!

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fawn and Flower

Hello and happy Friday! I played along with the Free 4 All challenge on SCS today, to make a card inspired by a musical, and also do any size other than A2. My card was inspired by my favorite song ("Do Re Mi") from the musical, The Sound of Music. I used images from Sending Sunshine and made a 4.25 by 4.25 card.

I colored the deer with Copics, starting with E51 all over, leaving just a few areas un-colored for highlights.

Added E31.

Added E35 and then used my colorless blender to make some light spots on the back.

I used N5 on the hooves and nose, then N3 to blend up a ways from the nose.

I stamped and cut out a mask of the deer, then adhered it over the deer I colored, using re-positionable tape. Then I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Sponged a little Memento Desert Sand below the deer.

With the mask still in place, I stamped the lavender. I inked up the stamp using Memento Markers, Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves.

I stamped the flowers a second time, re-inking with the markers again, this time keeping most of the image off the paper and letting just a few flowers extend onto the cardstock. Then I removed the mask.

I layered with Pure Luxury Vibrant Violet and SU Creamy Caramel. The cardbase is Pure Luxury Sweet Corn and the scallop piece, made with my scallop rectangle Nestabilities, is Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender.

Thanks for visiting. For all of you vacationing and spending spring break with your kids, I hope you have a wonderful time! Have a happy day!!!