Thursday, August 6, 2009

I Stamped!! and a Brush Class Sample

It’s been days since I’ve made a card! I was behind on my CCEE challenge and the SCS challenges to boot! So this is a combo of “birds & bees”, color, sketch and today’s WT, pleats!

WT230 Praying For YouI stamped Our Daily Bread’s, Sing to the Lord, and colored with Copics, then airbrushed with the Spellbinder’s die in place.

I stamped the bees from Artful INKables, Thought I’d Bug You, on a strip of white cardstock and sponged it with Distress Dried Marigold and Peeled Paint, then scored it on my Scor-pal for the pleats.

WT230 Pleats

My flower was close to the colors of my colored flowers, but it still needed a little something. I took the same Copic, Sardonyx, around the edges of the petals, then I spritzed it alcohol. Copics are alcohol based so this let the color bleed some. I kept up this process until I was happy with the color!
For the extra leaves, I swiped Peeled Paint on cardstock, spritzed it with water and scrunched it up good, flattened it out and hurried the drying process with my heat tool! Doing this gave the leaves the same texture as the flower.

*Designer tip…here’s another good tip! To get your layers to match your colored image, use one of the same markers you colored with to go around the edges of your layering piece. (bird layered this way)

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Another Jessica Sprague class, Brush*Abilities Day 4, using Photoshop brushes. Today we made our own grunge frame with a brush added. It was really easy to do! I just need more time to be able to play around with it…yeah, how many times have I said that!!

PhotoFrameDay4LeahI added some WordArt from Elegant WordArt too.

Well, I’m off to start canning beans………ugh! Jared is heading out to pull all the yellow wax beans which means while the canner is going I’ll be picking off the yellows and the process starts all over again! Remind me that in Winter I’ll be thankful I did this!

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

14 comments :

- dlm. said...

Dawn - Your card is absolutely lovely! I love how you are able to tie everything together using your copics and distress inks. Your photograph is beautiful, too. I can't wait to see what else you learn in the Jessica Sprague course.

Sharie said...

LOVE this card!! The bird... the 3D flower... perfect!

And of course, little Leah is too cute! Love your frame!

Connie said...

This is just so beautiful, Dawn! Love your pleats, and that wonderful flower!

Jane Wetzel said...

oh wow ,...gorgeous card!!

Julia Aston said...

Your card is just lovely Dawn! That flower is wonderful! I've been taking that Jessica Sprague course too - of course I did 2 lessons and then haven't gone back in to finish yet! and I agree -you need TONS of time to play with it to really get good at it - but I'm just glad to be shown that I can!!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Gorgeous card! your details are amazing! Love the digi page too; and it really should be illegal to be as cute as that little darling!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful card LM!! Didn't see the bees though...hmmmm!!

Love your grunge frame too!! WOW!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh my stars this card is stunning! It's beautifully colored and I love the pleating on the side.
Wonderful photo (and cute caption) as well.
Good luck with the canning, I don't envy you but I bet they will taste great when it's all said and done.

Nicole said...

Hi Dawn! Your card is amazing! You sure did make up for the lost time with no stamping!

I need to invest in one of those COPIC airbrushing ditty's! Love that effect! Beautiful!

Anne said...

Oh my, your airbrushing with the nesties is gorgeous Dawn!! And what a darling little girl...!! I need to go digging to find out who that precious one is!! TFS what you're learning in your JS class!!

deb mills said...

dawn, i feel like i'm busy until i read your blog. it made me tired just reading it, lol. i don't know how you do it all. i wish i had your energy. and yes, we will be thankful this winter for all we're doing now.
and i love this card! that gorgeous flower is just the crowning touch. beautiful!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ouuuuuu Ahhhhh! This is amazing! That flower is so breathtaking and you are a Copic guru! :o)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a great card and a beautiful little gal!!!

Melvin said...

The card looks amazing...

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