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Thursday, April 22, 2010

You grow girl...

I decided to make a gardening gift for a wonderful challenge on The Greeting Farm. The challenge was to make a gift with at least 3 items using TGF stamps. This is my creation. My niece is giving it to her friend and I hope she likes it.
I have had the idea brewing in my mind for a long time about stamping a flower a pot for a gift. So here is my attempt at this. This was harder than I thought and if I do any more in the future which of course I will. I think I will refine my technique. Any how you can't use copics on latex paint and I can't paint worth a darn so I used permanent felt markers...Then I made TGF Anya's to match the flower packets. Yoga Anya for morning glories, 80's Anya for Zinnia's, and 60's Anya for Wild flowers. I then added some coloured twine in bundles, gardening gloves, and ties. The lotion of course, as we all know what working in dirt does to our hands, I added a sweet quote "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom" ~ Marcel Proust. I do hope you like it and please may this inspire you to make a gift for someone and think out of the box with your stamping. I do realize this is a busy looking piece but I can't help it when I think gardening well colours just need to be everywhere...Thank you for stopping by and take care.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Faith...the outlander series.

Good day, I made this card last night. I used so many techniques but it was worth I think. I coloured Sassenach Any with copics then crumpled the image and used distress ink in milled lavender. I then sprayed it with water to give it that distressed look then some glimmer mist in lemon grass. I then let it dry and coated it in crackle paint the clear rock candy one then let it dry. I rubbed more milled lavender distress ink on it then wiped it away. The base of the card I used Archival ink to stamp the postcard image then sprayed it with walnut ink in eucalyptus, let it dry. Stamped the postage stamp images and punched them out with a postage stamp Martha Stewart punch. Added some ephemera and flowers, pop dotted the image and stamps. Then I added chalk ink flower images in the burgundy for colour. I also used ink on all the flowers and tidbits to age it all evenly...hope you like it and thanks for stopping my message is Faith we all need it so here is to believing .....
By the way this image is a tribute to the outlander series... Thanks Marie at TGF you rock!