Friday, August 19, 2011

Be the Change

Good morning and happy Friday! Today I'm hosting the Free For All Friday challenge over at StampTV.

The challenge is to case a member of the Design Team and this week it is Cathy Tidwell we are casing. Here is a link to the card of Cat's that I cased. Participants need to change at least two things and I changed...

different layout
tore only one edge of my focal panel
added a dragonfly

All the images are from Follow Your Dreams from Gina K Designs. 

 I started by sponged Memmento Angel Pink ink in a diagonal band across Pure Luxury White card stock.

 Then sponged Memento Lulu Lavender above the pink.

 Sponged Memento Summer Sky.

 At the bottom, I sponged Memento New Sprout.

 Then sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

 Then I tore one edge off the background.

 Stamped the trio of trees using Stazon Jet Black ink.

 Stamped the sentiment then used my YG91 Copic to add the hint of a hill and shadow.

 Deepened the shading with YG93.

 I stamped the dragonfly with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then used Copics to color, starting with R85 on the body, then YG03 on the wings.

 I added BG02 on top of the green and extended a bit.

 Then filled in with V000.

 I used a bit of RV21 but it is nearly dry so I couldn't get the wings quite as dark as I wanted. Sound like the perfect excuse for a new Copic order. I really have no choice, now do I?

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and tied a bow with jute twine the card base is Kraft.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Oh, the card size is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches. :)


Becky said...

This is beautiful Theresa..

Lisa M Griffin said...

Lovely! Dragonflies and butterflies are among my fave's! The coloring you have added to the wings is spot on!
TFS, Lisa

catdidit said...

This is just so awesome T! I so love your soft sponging and wish I could do that! And the shadows you created with the trees is so perfect! :D

Alison H said...

Gorgeous Theresa!!

Betty Benton said...

You card is beautiful -- I was just itching to make a card this morning and was so glad to be able to join in your challange!

Beth Norman said...

So, so beautiful. It caught my eye immediately.

Especially_For_You said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful card, I love it. I'm a new follower and looking forward to seeing more of your great creations! :)

I would love if you stopped by my craft blog, Made Especially For You. Blog candy coming soon! :)


Kary said...

Love this beautiful scene, Theresa! Gorgeous colours too!!

Julia Sáddi said...

Love it!
thanks for sharing this tip!
xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil