This card is especially for Laurie, who's been waiting so patiently LOL to see a fresh card post ;o)
I've only used one stamp here but isn't it a great one, especially for this time of year?! This chair in the sand image is by I Brake for Stamps and is on a half sheet of rubber, #IBFS-RB09.
The background is a Technique Junkies technique from the current newsletter called Mesh Direct. I used Stampin' Up!'s Buckaroo Blue and Marigold Morning inks for that, and the same for the scene, along with SU's Apricot Appeal and Palette's Burnt Umber. The grass was colored in using an Adirondack marker.
The scene done all in inks and sponges was inspired by the style on the blog Freedom in Creating Michelle is truly an artist and one of my favorite stampers for her unbelievable use of color and perspective! When you go to her page, click on the Tutorials link and prepare to sit for hours oogling and absorbing! The chair was stamped in the Burnt Umber, covered with a Versamark pen and then embossed in clear powder to allow me to color in the scene over it without ink soaking in to the main image. I pop-dotted the main panel so it would stand out more which only really shows irl.
To get the corners I just cut a square of brown cs, cut it on the diagonal and notched out the triangle as shown. I sponged the edges of these and the Stampin' Up! punched window strips with coordinating ink as listed above. The brads are pearlized light blue.
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