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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Another Touch of Nature

I'm sure you all have figured out that I just LOVE this set! Since it's retiring soon I've been using it a lot. It seems once a set retires I just don't show it as much love as I should. Anyways...this is basically the same card as I shared here but I changed the images, so this was a little more complex cutting wise.

See the branch the little birdie is sitting on? I didn't want to have to cut out the branch and his legs, so I also stamped the image on the Eggplant layer and then using a little bleach to wet a fine tipped brush I colored the branch, feet and legs. When the bleach had dried the Eggplant card stock was white in that area and perfect for adding the colors I wanted.

With all the cutting and water coloring, this card is a bit detailed and time consuming, but this layout works great for quick & easy cards too. The cards I shared here use a bold image stamp, so there is no water coloring. Just stamp, punch & embellish.

Stamps: Touch of Nature, Canvas & Lots of Thoughts
Card stock: Artichoke, Eggplant, Burgundy, Pumpkin & Basic Black
Ink: Black Stazon, Pumpkin, Artichoke & various for water coloring
Accessories: 1 - 3/8" square punch, black polka dot ribbon

I got the nicest email yesterday from Wendy, a fellow blogger, telling me that she nominated me for this Kreativ Blogger Award on her blog. That made my day! You really need to stop by and visit her blog: It's All About Stampin' she is very talented and has lots of beautiful projects on her blog. Make sure to leave her a comment! I know that if it were not for all the nice emails & comments I have received from you all that I probably wouldn't have stuck with this blogging thing because I would have just assumed nobody read it or just didn't like my stuff enough to comment...so thanks again to all who take time to leave me a message from time to time. I love hearing from you all!

As part of this Kreative Blogger award, I am supposed to post a list of other bloggers who inspire me. There are so many, it is hard to choose! For now, take a look at my blog roll to the right...there are so many wonderfully creative blogs included there that I love to browse. I need to do a bit of browsing myself to see who has not already received this award...will be back later. :-) Have a great day!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this card and you absolutely deserve this award! Thank you again for sharing your beautiful talent with all of us!

CV

Elaine said...

Wow! Another stunning card! That's a lot of cutting!

Vicki said...

What a mouth dropping beautiful creation!! WOW! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!! :) Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend my friend!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

I can't get enough of that card design or the colors and stamps. It's just stunning!

Well deserved award too! Your work is always super creative and very inspiring! :)

Tanja said...

This card is just amazing! The coloring is so professional. And the stamping and bleaching and coloring of the branches and feet???????.....Pure genius! TFS!