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Saturday, June 28, 2008
Exciting News to Share
Remember in my last post I said I had been busy working on a lot of things? The time has finally come to share them. Earlier this month I got an email from Pam at Firecracker Designs By Pamela asking me if I would like to be her guest designer for July. I have never been asked to be a guest designer before so I was thrilled to get that email from her and was very honored that she asked me. I have used her stamps in some of my past work before and really liked them so I was even more excited that this would also gave me an opportunity to use what I had. I don't know about you but I am really good about buying things but not so good about using them. Over the next few days I will be sharing what I created for her.
When you are a guest designer for Pam you get to choose a set of stamps. The stamps I chose were Sally's Garden of Weeden. Today's card was originally inspired by this card Michelle Zinfindorf made. If you have never seen Michelle's blog you definitely need to check it out. She does a tutorial almost everyday and her work is amazing. For this card I started by Stamping Sally in the middle of a 5x5" piece of PTI stampers Select white card stock with Black Versafine ink then I colored her with my Copic sketch markers. After that I went over her with a Versamark pen and embossed her with clear embossing powder. The next thing I did was mask off the garden area with post it notes and brayered on a layer of CTMH Autumn Terracotta ink. I then went back in and moved the post it notes to create the rows and sponged on SU Creamy Carmel and Close to Cocoa ink finishing off the rows by stamping the sprouting seedlings with SU Old Olive. I created the grass and sky areas the same way as the garden but only brayered on the first layer of the sky with Ranger Aqua ink the rest of the colors (Not quite Navy, Old Olive and Always Artichoke) I sponged on. To finish the scene off I stamped the fence and colored it with my Copics then I stamped the vines and flowers on the fence and colored and dotted the flowers with my gel pens. For a final touch I added some dragonflies. That's it. I hope you like it. Tomorrow I will have another card to share with you, until then have a good night.