Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Wildflower Nights

I am honored to be one of the Top 7 in the My Favorite Things Idol competition. Thanks to all of you for your kind words, support and votes.

This week our challenge was to make a card using the My Favorite Things "Build a Bouquet" stamp set. This particular stamp sets feature solid stamps.

The card you see happened pretty much by accident. I was playing around with the set, having fun making the flowers by stamping one of the solid flower images multiple times with Marvy dye brilliant yellow ink. I was doing some shading and touch-ups with Copic markers. I cut the flowers out, and tossed them aside on my messy stamp area....they landed on some wildflower scenery cards that I had made during a Michelle Zindorf class last fall (yep, my area is that messy, and yes...I was fortunate enough to take her class)...and I was taken with the look of the brilliant yellow against the blue. It pains me to say this, but blue and yellow really do go well together.

From this, I proceeded to make many more flowers, using the above mentioned method. I decided to create a My Favorite Things wildflower scene by cutting apart many of these flowers and placing them every which way on the paper.

To create the scene, I brayered SeaShells cloudy blue dye ink and Adirondack Sailboat Blue on the panel. I then sponged more Adirondack Sailboat Blue and some Adirondack Denim dye ink around the image panel. I sponged Adirondack Lettuce and Adirondack Willow around the bottom left of the panel to create the ground.

It was then that I began randomly stamping direct to paper, portions of the flower images with Marvy Brilliant yellow and Marvy Cherry ink, using the emboss resist technique and heat set. I stamped the two "stems" in this set randomly with Lettuce and Willow Adirondack inks and applied a Versamarker over these lines and embossed. I drew in some extra stems by hand using Adirondack Willow and Lettuce pens.

It was with this, that I then positioned the flowers that I had made and cut out earlier around the wildflowers. I decided late in the game that I needed a moon, so I stamped a circle included in this set using Stazon white and cut out and positioned on the card.

Ribbon, corner punches, and colored cardstock were also used to create this card.

If you want to see some incredible cards, check out the My Favorite Things Forum on Splitcoast. Voting is from 10:00 pm Tuesday through 10:00 pm Wednesday. Here's the link My screen name is LittleSeaOtter. If you like my card, I would sure appreciate the vote.


Kelli said...

OMG!!!! I JUST told a SCS friend that you gave Zindorf a run for her money.... WOW but you are a GREAT Student, she would be SOOO proud to see this!!!!

Hmmm, you NOW have an official STALKER (OK, just realised you had a blog!) LOL

Are those YOUR Copics at the top of the blog??? HOLY COW!!!!


Jenny Gropp said...

Kecia -- this is awesome - -the contrasting colors are excellent together. And Michelle Zindorf would be ver proud. The brayer and I are still not very good friends!
The countdown continues --- You go Girl!

Kristin Bueter said...

Wow...your work is amazing! So glad I stopped by your blog :O) This card is stunning!!