Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Sketch and New Design Team!

Woopwoop! Judi from Angels Landing PM’d me Monday and asked if I could fill in on her Fall DT due to one of her girls having to step down because of health issues. Here’s wishing you back to good health Donna!

Angels Landing is all digital images…really cute stuff!
Be sure to check them out.

So here I am, jumping in with both feet on their
sketch challenge.

Angels Landing closeup This is from Autumn Tweetings, Acorn Birdhouse.

After sizing and printing out the image, I colored it with Copics. I gave some thought to making a mask for it so I could do the background, but opted for my Versamarker and clear embossing powder. The background is sponged with distress inks while still in the Spellbinders nestie…then used sticky notes to mask the center portion and sponged the edges!

Autumn Blessings Sketch Before I tell you about that cute faux button…I’m going to tell on myself.

I’m still getting used to sizing and playing with digitals, so it took me several tries to get my sentiment strip just right! I always say there are no mistakes in stamping… (unless it’s reeeeally bad! lol), but usually you can add another layer, a brad, sponge it heavily… SOMETHING to fix it!

Well, I used my experiment for the card base. (does anyone else do this? just make card fronts and attach to cheap white cardstock!) Ok, so here’s the inside of the card…lol…it also has the same on the backside, just a tad larger.
(did you know you can click on the picture to see it larger?! what’ll they think of next!!)

Angels Landing inside Had I known it was going to work so well, I would have made it go the entire width! That’s your designer tip of the day! LOL!

Angels Landing closeup2As you can see, I got the strip worked out! It’s printed on regular ol’ white georgia pacific then I airbrushed it!
I used this week’s TLC from Splitcoast,
5-Layer Buttons, the two discs under the button are from the Creative Imaginations DP with several coats of UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder).

Hey, Thanks for stopping! Enjoy your day!

Dawn

17 comments :

Lynn said...

What a delightful surprise it was to learn that you would be joining the Angels Landing fall design team, Dawn!!

It is a real thrill for me to have this opportunity to work with you and be inspired by your beautiful creations!!

Your card today is stunning!! The coloring is breath-takingly gorgeous!! I'm really going to have to step up my game!!!

Judi M said...

Dawn, thank you so much for all your efforts to get totally caught up with the rest of the design team -- and in record time, too. I'm delighted to have you join us this fall.

You did some marvelous coloring on this image, and that variegated sponged background looks awesome. Beautiful job. Looking forward to working more with you over the coming months.

Cindy said...

Beautiful card, Dawn!! Just gorgeous. Welcome to the team!

Connie M. said...

Oh how fun! Congrats to you Dawn!! Your card is just stunning too!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Helloooooooo!!! I'm so glad to be "playing" with you again!! Your coloring is just beautiful!! And I love how your sentiment strip turned out!!

Lauri said...

Wow! Love how you designed this card (and welcome to the team!) Beautiful background and how cool that you added the button!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your coloring, as always, is just fabulous LM!! Love that charming image!

Joan Ervin said...

What absolutely gorgeous coloring, Missy, and congrats on your new DT position!!! You are going to knock their socks off!!!!

- dlm. said...

Many congratulations, Dawn! I love this card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

She knows a fab stamper when she sees one...look forward to seeing your work with THIS company

Godelieve said...

Really beautiful coloring! Great card.

Pinky Roth said...

Congrats for making the new design team! I love your pretty card w/the little birdies.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Girl, you can sure put colors together to make them pop! This is a fabulous card, wow! And congrats on your new gig!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

this is beautiful... I love your coloring and the button is such a nice added surprise! I am going to have to give that tutorial a whirl! Thank you for sharing and congrats on your DT position!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh my GOSH!!! This is amazing. Your colouring and design are off the hook! Stunning. I never would have ever thought to use the sentiments like that. Hubba Hubba!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh how you will love working with Judi and the rest of the DT!!! congrats to you! :)

and I love your card! what a precious little button and sentiment strip!

Jennifer Love said...

How beautiful! I love the colors you've used. :)