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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Serene Sunday

Here's another couple of creations. Again, I'm going to share one 'old' one and one recent. This first one was made for James's birthday last year. I used the Stampin' Up! sets Wanted and Bronc Buster for this one. The base of the card is Basic Gray textured cardstock.

The layers are Ruby Red and Really Rust. Also, the Sanded background was stamped over the main image. I love the look of layered punched images.

This next one I made last week as I was experimenting with brayer and marker techniques. (Underneath this sample you'll see a picture of my first attempt. I'll explain that later.) I embossed this image from Serene Spring, then colored it with markers, using a blender pen to blend the colors.

When the coloring was complete I colored the image completely in with a versamarker and embossed it with clear embossing powder before I brayered and sponged the background sky and ground. I also used a black marker to extend the ground to the edges. And my favorite part is the little red lady bug on the grass below the bird.

It is hard to see but the sky blue background layer is textured cardstock. The main colors are Night of Navy, So Saffron and Sky Blue.

Okay, I scrapped this first attempt because I had some trouble with the brayering, the bird came out a little dull, and I hadn't embossed this image before I colored it. When I started coloring the white and yellow flowers, they turned gray as the stamped image smeared. You'll notice too that I added some more ground with a black marker as well as extending the the ground out to the edges.


StampOwl said...

wonderful cards ... love the bronc buster set!

dani said...

Aunt Julie! I love that you have a blog! Such cute cards! I hear you're going up to stamp with my mom soon, that'll be fun! Take care, Danielle