Sunday, February 22, 2009
Today's challenge hosted by Amy over at the High Hopes blog, is to make a card using sponging! I LOVE that technique, and use it in most of my cards whether along the edges, or all over the sky and ground.
Don't forget that there are two High Hopes images that will be given to one lucky winner next Sunday, and if you join in this challenge and link your card on the High Hopes Blog, you will have a chance to win! Amy's card on the HH blog displays the stamps that will be given away so go check it out!
I colored the images with a combination of Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, and Twinkling H20's. I used Copics on the party hats, and stickles for a bit of glitter on them too. All the images except the Bale o' Hay are cut out. Brewster's one wing is raised on a pop dot, as well as Bossie's Bad Mood's ears and the end of his tail. The hat Brewster is holding is also raised on foam tape and so is the whole main image panel. I get this tape at the hardware store. Its normally used for adhering small fixtures to a wall, but of course I found a way to use it in crafting. =D
I just got some Nestabilities for the first time to use in my new Cuttlebug machine, and I am having so much fun with them (thanks God, You bless me so much, xo)! Sheila of Scrappin' Great Deals sold them to me, and her service and prices are excellent, for any of you Canadian shoppers!
After cutting out one of the curved rectangles, I took the paper that had the Nestie shape hole in it, and laid it over top the hay image (which is on white cs). I centered it around the hay as best I could, and taped it down. I used it like a stencil to do my sponging for the sky and the ground. I use make-up sponges from the dollar store (another money saving tip). I sponged on the sky using Memento Bahama Blue, concentrating the color along the upper edges. I did the same for the ground, using Memories Sepia and a gold colored Shadow Ink (sorry, the label is missing).
My DP is from a huge pad I got at Costco last year. Another inexpensive option! The buttons came from Wal Mart. I just love the teeny weeny ones! Raffia from Michael's.
The saying is computer generated. I must say that I did not think of this one on my own! I got some help and inspiration for both the card AND the saying over at Anna Wight's blog. She did such a great job with her cow card, and then put it out there for people to suggest sayings for it. I saw this one from Jacque (Petals on SCS) and just loved it, so I used their idea on my card.
Here is the inside. I haven't practiced much doing up the insides of cards. It's something I want to try and get better at. Blogs like papercrafts byrach really inspire me to take it to another level:
Here's a close-up of the colored images:
Thanks for visiting my blog today! God bless you, and may you know His amazing love for you! You are His heart's desire!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 2/22/2009 09:21:00 AM