Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Creating a Garden Scene

Hi again :D  Are you as surprised as I am that I'm back so soon? LOL!  I think my little vacation made a difference in my mojo!  I've been enjoying watching football with my hubby.  When I decided that I was going to try to understand the game, I realized that it was actually fun - imagine that :D  I am now an official 49er fan!!!  I am so excited about the possibilities with Kaepernick.  He's done great the last two games (his firsts as QB).  He's from Turlock, CA which is close to where I live, so of course I gotta cheer him on!!!

Today I'd like to share with you a card I made using Butterfly Kisses by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.  She's from the Sampler #8 Collection which you can find HERE.

I began by stamping her with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (refills HERE) and coloring with Copics (ShinHans HERE). As usual, I've accented her with both Stardust Stickles and Transparent Gloss Gel.  I decided I wanted to create a garden scene with her, so she's cut out (not very well, so don't look too close lol!).

For my background, I started with watercolor paper I had tucked away.  I used a Mister to wet the entire piece and began painting the sky with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Sky Blue, adding water and Wild Blueberry Mica Powder as needed.  LOVE LOVE LOVE these mica powders!!! While that was drying, I cut out the clouds, fence (Susana has dies HERE, HERE, and HERE), flowers and grass (Silhouette files) which I left on the Cameo sticky mat so I could easily color them in with Copics.  Oh... I painted the fence with Oyster Silks!

The Classic Corners dies by SCACD were already cut out from another project I thought I'd use, but didn't... but they were RED, so I took out my trusty 3D Stamp Paint in Rose (LOVE LOVE LOVE 3D Stamp Paint too!!!) and sponged two quick drying coats over them.  Voila'!  Bet you couldn't tell they were red before... could you?

Using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever is a dream for me... really!  It holds so well with only a small amount.  The applicator will deliver just a tiny dot if that's all I need!  Look at the corner dies... there's not a lot of paper for big globs of glue to smoosh out - this is a perfect example of how well Best Glue Ever works.  It doesn't wrinkle the paper either - yep... a dream :D

Tip:  In case you didn't see my tip from yesterday... I discovered that using a pencil eraser (in my case a white eraser on a disposable mechanical pencil) worked very well at cleaning up a little bit of oops! glue I got too close to the edge while layering papers.

Oh... in case you're wondering, that cute li'l butterfly also comes with the image.  Isn't it adorable?

Challenges Entered:
Pile It On - Anything But a Christmas Card
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Thank you, my friends, for visiting.  You know that I love you!!!

See you soon ♥

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Lori! Wonderful coloring of the sweet image and beautiful scene! Thanks for all the details on how you did it!

Sandra H said...

Hi Lori, Oh wow this is fantastic the colouring is gorgeous and what a lovely image great card xx

FiLoMa said...

This is a lovely card. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the pretty garden scene you've created with sweet girl image. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Anything Goes challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kathi said...

So pretty!

She's colored beautifully. I love the vibrant background you created for her.

I can't believe that those corners were red cardstock. That's a lovely shade of pink which needs to go onto my wish list.

Lin said...

Very sweet to see a spring card right now, Lori!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week - good luck!

Elizabeth Hart said...

So very pretty and such lovely coloring - love the blue background.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!


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