Sunday, March 15, 2009
I'm all excited... I am going to have a draw, just like for blog candy, and pick a winner to receive this card! If you want to be eligible, just leave a comment on this post. You will have until next Saturday March 21 at 10 AM, EST. Isn't there some sort of download I can get to choose a random number? Random Interger or something? If you know about that, let me know so I can find it and use it, ok? (edited to add, thanks to the tips guys! I think I'll be all right now!)
I will announce the winner sometime on the night of Saturday the 21st. The winner will have until Thursday march 26 to contact me with their mailing address. I will ship anywhere. If the winner doesn't contact me by then, I will choose a new winner on Friday.
This is just a small token of my appreciation for all the kind bloggers who come by and pay me a visit and leave such sweet comments for me. I know it isn't much, but I want you to know, I have been collecting stamps and stuff and when the timing is right, I am going to have a huge giveaway of stamping candy! For now, I'm just giving a card. You'll just have to stay tuned to see when I'm going to do the BIG Candy Blow-out!
Anyway, on to my card: This is for the High Hopes Challenge 22, which was hosted by Diana Pickering, one of our divine Divas! She wanted us to refrain from using any Designer or Patterned paper. No problemo! I love that challenge, as I love to make my own! Don't forget, Tina of High Hopes Stamps gives TWO free stamps away EVERY WEEK! If you want to be eligible to win them, join in the challenge and post a link to your card on the High Hopes Blog!
Here's what I did to make my background panels: I took glossy white cardstock, and four inks: Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Memories Chestnut Brown, Memories Sepia and Adirondack Rust. Starting with the Rust, I turned the stamp pad over onto the glossy cs and swiped it until the color was rich, but not totally saturated. I did the same thing with the Sepia, and Chestnut Brown, making sure I did not cover the entire area. I then aded the Walnut Stain, but only sparsely, as it is a very dark color. By swiping it right from the inkpad, I got lots of nice lines that resemble wood grain. I love that! I let that dry for a few minutes and then took a very coarse sand paper and roughed up the edges and scratched up the entire surface. I cut a piece off that I used for the large base and on this piece only I went over the whole thing again with the Walnut Stain. Now it really resembled wood! I was happy! I left the smaller skinny panel without the final layer of Walnut, cuz I liked how it contrasted with its' white edges.
I stamped Miss Peggy first (using Tsukeneko Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Magna Drawing Pad paper), then stamped her again on a post it note and cut it out for a mask. I masked her, then stamped Farmer Clem beside her. I also made a mask for him. I put both masks on and then stamped the farm background behind them. I should have stamped it over to the right a bit more. As it was, I had to continue the lines of the hills a bit with a black liner pen after all the coloring was done. I wouldn't have had to if I had been more careful and positioned the stamp properly, as part of the hills on the left side got cut off. Ah well, careful is not my middle name! lol
All four of these stamps are the current Project Of The Month and are now on sale at 25% off the regular price!
This is an oversized card (6" x 6" I think) so I made two tabs to join the front piece to the back piece. I made them by cutting 2 equal strips of paper, and rounding the corners with a small corner rounder punch. I scored them at the halfway point and folded them over. I punched holes through all pieces and threaded the white hemp through them and through the buttons and tied it in a knot. That is the only thing holding my card together!! It's actually quite sturdy though. I used mini brads to hold the tabs onto the back piece.
I colored the scene I made using Copic markers. Here is the (long!) list of colors I used:
On Farmer Clem's jeans:
Farmer Clem's Face:
E71 (for the deepest shadows and his stubble area)
On his shirt:
Other colors I used on him:
On Peggy Pig:
On the ground, hills, trees, barn and ground:
Colorless Blender was used throughout.
Here is what I did for the inside:
And here is a close-up of the coloring. The sky I had colored didn't turn out and so I cut along the top of the image and ended up popping it up against a blue piece of cs. I doodled around the outside edges with a white gel pen which I also used to highlight the cheeks of the characters. Thanks so much for looking and God bless you today, and may you see His amazing love and care for you in the little things!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 3/15/2009 10:24:00 PM