Saturday, August 11, 2012

Give Thanks for LNS & CCMC213

Hi!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  We've been doing some cleaning out of the garage -- while the process sure isn't fun, it sure feels good to get that more organized!!!  It hasn't been all work, though . . . I had a great time last night with the friends who joined me for some stamping at my Holiday Mini Release Party!  I'll post the projects from that sometime next week.

In the meantime, I had some fun this week inking up the Full of Blessings set from the new Holiday Mini, and here's a second card I created with it!  For this card, I also decided to play along with two challenges -- the Late Night Stampers Challenge #185 "Gone to the Dogs," which is to use an animal on your creation, and the sketch challenge over at Create With Connie & Mary (CCMC213 -- love this sketch!)


The card base is Baja Breeze.  I attached a piece of Baja Breeze, which I embossed in the Chevron Embossing Folder, over on the left side.  The bottom of the flags is a piece of the gorgeous Natural Composition Specialty Paper, which I sponged with Soft Suede to better match the frame around my image.  The middle flag is a strip of the Fan Fair Designer Series Paper, and the top flag is Very Vanilla, stamped with the "Give Thanks" image from the Full of Blessings stamp set.  

The main image is stamped in Versamark on Watercolor Paper, and embossed using Early Espresso Embossing Powder.  I colored the image using Stampin' Write Markers, then blended the colors with my Aquapainter for more of a soft, watercolored look.  The image and its frame are die cut using the Apothecary Labels Framelits.  Here's a close up:


 (My six-year old thinks the little bird is so cute, he has asked me to stamp another bird just for him, but wants the bird on an orange or an apple instead of a pumpkin -- not sure why he wants to make that change, but will have to figure out how to do that for him!) 

Hope you like this one, too!

- Michelle

10 comments:

Melissa Davies said...

Great combination of both challenges!Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

MJ said...

Very nice card! I love that image! Looks great with those colors. Thanks for playing along with LNS this week!

Craftystamper said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with LNS this week. Hope you find a way to get the bird on an apple!!

Jonia said...

This is just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at LNS this week. Love it!

Deb said...

Pretty card!! Love the colors! And the image look so great embossed in brown! Love it! Thanks for playing the Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

I love how you did the two pieces of the base in the same color but just textured the one. WONDERFUL use of that stamp and the framelits! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Great job with the coloring and how you used those framelits! Kids are funny on the way they see art! lol! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

The 2 Baja Breeze layers are so subtle together in your layers. What a great idea and wonderful layers! Thanks for playing CCMC!

Lisa said...

The blue behind the focal image looks like the sky. Great fall themed card. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Jen said...

So pretty! I love the beautiful fall image and your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!