Friday, October 24, 2008

Pond Scene

I'm not sure what caused the splash, but it obviously frightened the dragonflies!

This card is for the Gina K Land Cruise, water challenge (GKDLCCK) on SCS.

I think most stampers will recognize who I was attempting to channel with this card. Michelle Zindorf, of course!

I also wanted this card to work for my own sketch challenge on my blog - perhaps you've heard me mention it in passing. There's a little bit of blog candy involved, by the way ;) I count the three dragonflies as the three embellishments. I haven't quite decided about a sentiment yet though.

I masked the water splash to add the grass around it. I also used a large rectangle to mask the sponged border. To make the sun, I punched out a circle, and then used the negative part of the paper to sponge in the yellow.

I used the rock & roll technique on most of the stamped images. This is super easy: ink your image with a light colour, and then roll the images of the stamp in darker colour.

For the dragonflies, I used Brilliance ink, which adds a lovely shimmer. You can see it better in this close-up, especially if you click on it to enlarge it. A huge thanks to Marti over at Pezadoodle for these inks - I won them in her blog candy a while back.

Whoops, I forgot the recipe!

Stamps: Seagrass (Inkadinkado), Splash (PSX), dragonflies (Magenta)
Paper: Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky (SU), Pearlescent Orange, Poppy, Thyme, & Chocolate (Brilliance by Tsukineko)
Accessories: 1 1/2" punch (Marvy Uchida)
Techniques: rock & roll, sponging, masking

Whew, I made three cards tonight, all for the Gina K Land Cruise challenges. I'll post the other two tomorrow. It's 2:04am, and I'm exhausted!


Leanne said...

Even I make myself go to bed at 1:00am on a worknight.........

Chelle said...

ooooh, this is purty!