Sunday, March 1, 2009
This week’s fun challenge over at the High Hopes Blog is brought to us by Jeanne Streiff! She has named it, “Getting That Fuzzy Feeling?” The idea is to add a fuzzy texture to your card, by using felt, fibres, fun flock, pom pom, fuzzy ribbon, etc. If you have nothing like that at all, then at least choose a stamp character that is fuzzy! Lol
For my card today I chose an old favorite of mine, Elmer Elephant and put him in a simple jungle scene. I stamped the ellie and the Jungle Leaf Corner using Versafine Onyx Black on Canson 140 lb. cold press wc paper . Using my artist wc paints, I painted the image with a first layer of paint. I let the image dry thoroughly and proceeded to liven up the colors using Twinkling H20 paints. I find that my regular watercolor paints sometimes don’t have the pizzazz and punch that I’m looking for on a stamped image. And so the Twinkles are great to have because they are so vibrant and tend to liven up the colors and add a nice shimmer too!
I added a few extra leafy fronds with my Martha Stewart punch and I added a bit of interest to the pink background layer with a couple of rows of piercing done by my sewing machine.. You can't tell in the photo but the main image panels are popped up a bit on foam tape. My "fuzzy" addition is the rough jute in the top left corner and across the front bottom of the image.
Don't forget, if you join in the challenge and link a photo of your creation onto the HH blog, you get entered into a draw for two free HH stamps! Winner announced next Sunday.
Happy Stamping, and God bless you!
He loves you!!
Wants you for His own!! xo
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 3/01/2009 03:22:00 AM