Wednesday, November 19, 2008

End of a Serene Day Card

I am going to be busy for the next few weeks creating cards and items for the December release at Artistic Outpost and I don't have a problem with that at all. I am so excited to be a part of this creative team. The stamp plates that I got yesterday are so easy to work with and the images are large enough to create a wonderful focal point. I really like this card I made last night with the Serenity set:


Not too much to ttell about this card it went together pretty quickly for me. I colored the Serenity farm house scene with copic markers. The stamp images are pretty densely etched but it is no problem adding the color with the copic markers. I wanted a sunrise or sunset because, well, just because I wanted to, no other explanation. I used the gradiant copic technic to pull the colors and blend them away from the sun.

I had bought a pack of paper called Ocean at Michaels because I am planning to use it for my release cards but decided to sneak this piece out. It is double sided so no problems matching the colors. Maybe I shouldn't tell you my secrets :) I mounted the main image on a piece of brocade blue and used the same color for the card base. I wanted this to possibly be a masculine card so I didn't want to add any bows. I decided to use three buttons and tie brown checked ribbon through the button holes, now that was fun because I didn't use a needle. I attached the buttons with glue dots.

I really like the way that it turned out.

Did I mention that I won a stamp set today on the GinaK Design forum on Splitcoast Stampers. After the release party they have challenges created by some of the design team members. I know I mentioned this a couple of days ago and posted pictures here of the cards and scrapbook page I made. I have participated in these Challenges for months because I love to do them and any excuse to play with great stamps works for me but I have never won anything. Today I looked at the challenge results for Melanie Muenchinger's Mixology101 challenge and I won!!!!! I was so excited because I really wanted a couple of stamp sets from the release party but it just wasn't going to fit into the budget so for the first time I didn't order any and decided to do the challenges on the off chance that my name would be drawn as they are random drawings from all of the entries. It was MY lucky day. Thanks Melanie for the awesome challenge and Thanks Gina for always being so generous.

Okay, I have been rambling like a sleep deprived stamper long enough. Thanks for stopping by for a looksee.

Cathy

3 comments:

Shar said...

Love the sunset! Can't wait to see your cards for the new release!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on your GDT spot!!! That is fantastic. You do such beautiful work, I am not surprised.

Shirley said...

You are such an artist. Look how you chnaged the whole card! I had to look back to make sure it was the same stamp. Lovely!