Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sketch Challenge and Just Spray It


So, I am a little late on uploading this challenge. I was at my parent's for the week and suffice it to say - her dino computer and my camera were not friends... you know, the gizmo wouldn't fit in the whozi-ma-whatzit! I loved the sketch Rox.. and am very pleased with how this card turned out! I used Boho Backgrounds (looove it) set with Friendship blooms. The "thank you" sentiment is computer generated as I couldn't take ALL of my stamps with me - lol! Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: boho backgrounds, friendship blooms
Paper: whisper white, blue bayou, soft sky
Ink: blue bayou, purely pomegranate
Accessories: brads, label punch JUST SPRAY IT!
For this challenge it was to use some sort of spray. Here is what I did...
I was at my mother's (spring break and all, yada, yada, yada) - she is just nuts about birdhouses and everytime I go, she has another one for me to paint! (while I was there she bought about 5 more from the dollar tree... ) So, this time I suggested that I stamp on them - no problem. Did one, but with the wood grain I wasn't pleased with how it turned out. The lines are not sharp and I ended up going over most of them with paint. It is cute, my mom likes it, but the stamper in me was really disgusted with it.. So, onto birdhouse #2.. Here is how I used this challenge...I stamped the entire bloomin' beautiful set onto some whisper white cardstock. Then I colored everything with either SU! markers or with my blender pen and the blue bayou ink pad. I then sprayed it with a fixative so that I could cut it out and decoupage it onto a birdhouse.. It is the cutest thing! In order for this to work with the SU! markers, the ink must be set with a spray of some sort, otherwise when you wipe it with the decoupage it will smear into an inky mess and all of the hard work of coloring is destroyed!!!It is sooo cute. Birdhouse #1 is the green roof.. notice the not so sharp images - yuck! The decoupage is Birdhouse #2.

1 comment:

Tabitha said...

What cute bird houses! Great idea to stamp them on paper and then stick them on.

Your coloring on the flower pots is so gorgeous.

You are so talented! Thanks for sharing!


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