Monday, February 25, 2013

Dreaming of Spring

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I've been dreaming of Spring lately as a warm weather fan and my backyard songbirds have been singing lately. So, I wanted to use this cute stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps, which was a purchase 2 years ago and it was screaming for some ink. I decided to make the bugs in the image ladybugs and added black polka dots to their bodies. Below is a closeup of the colored image:

The cute illustration by Laurie Wilson had a great selection of sentiments with the stamp set, but I decided to go with a Paper Trey sentiment to convey what a gift each day is and how we should embrace each one. Below is the card interior with coordinating designer papers and design. The interior sentiment is computer-generated.
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Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps' "Loving Ladybugs", Paper Trey Ink "Everyday Button Bits" Sentiment
Cardstock & Papers: October Afternoon "Modern Homemaker" and Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Green Galore
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Circle & Scalloped Circle Dies, Spellbinders Tag Trio Die, Martha Stewart Loop Border Punch, EK Success Corner Rounder Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, Sponge, Adhesives, Embroidery Thread.
Copic Sketch Markers: B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 Frost Blue, BG000 Pale Aqua, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y13 Lemon Yellow, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, Y26 Mustard, YR12 Loquat, R02 Flesh, R08 Vermillion, G20 Wax White, G24 Willow, G82 Spring Dim Green, G94 Grayish Olive, YG03 Yellow Green, YG63 Pea Green, YG67 Moss, E29 Burnt Umber, E34 Orientale, 0 Colorless Blender.
Techniques: Copic coloring & blending, sponging, machine stitching.
I'm working on another card with a Gillian Roberts illustration - another Springtime card! Thank you for visiting...I always enjoy thoughts, comments and hello's.

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