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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Finally, a post!! LOL

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.

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

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.

Thanks for stopping in, and don't miss my note on the top of the sidebar - thanks! :o)


Manna said...

Nancy, I have missed you so! This card is beautiful! Love the colours on the image. Great job! Thanks for Michelle's link.

leenda said...

Love this card! I thought you've been to Michelle's blog. She does amazing work just like you. You've been missed!

Trudy said...

Whew! It's great to have you post again. And what a superb card it is, too! I always love hearing about your process in making a card. I'm looking forward to the next TJ and seeing some more of your gorgeous work, Nancy.

Shirley said...

I love this card. Totally beautiful and peaceful looking. I belong in that chair. Ha! TFS, Nancy.

Michelle Zindorf said...

Wow, that is such a quiet and peaceful scene. I love the colors you used and that background technique is super!