Thursday, February 21, 2008

Not a bad finish afterall...



I was just having one of those days...can't stamp worth a damn. I just hated everything I made. But I was determined to make something out of this mess. I had the idea in my head but it just didn't pan out on paper like I had hoped. I bought a rubber sheet of images at a stamp show in November and although I was madly in love with many of the images I just hadn't figured out how I was going to use them yet. After I added the grass and weeds (or wildflowers) from Gelatin, I decided to make the dragonfly, image from innovativestampcreations.com, perched on one of them. I had a foot hanging off so I drew in some extra grass with a brown Sharpie marker to give him some added support. The grasses are stamped in Versa Magic Gingerbread and Pearlescent Biege and the dragonfly with Perfect Plumeria. Some of the weeds have added shading with a copper Copic marker. I then sponged all around the cream cardstock with the Gingerbread and Beige. The sentiment from Paperbag Studios is stamped in Memories Artprint Brown. I used a Sakura star dust pen to add sparkle to the dragonfly and the dandelions...or puffy flowers as I may refer to them :) Distressed edges, Prima flowers, and a touch of lace finished it off. After all of my frustration with it I was actually pleased with the result. All cardstock is from Die Cuts With a View and Bazzill. Oh, almost forgot...I spritzed the entire cream colored panel with Tattered Angels Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist (I love these!). The whole image had an overall sheen that is really pretty irl!

11 comments:

Biggan said...

Hi! This was a beautiful card and the colors are so peaceful! Thanks for your comments!

Biggan/Birgit

Flossie's Follies said...

This is so pretty and elegant, love the lace on the bottom.

Debbie Olson said...

Wow! I have those days too, but mine don't usually end up this lovely! Your distressing and embellishing are perfect!

Ila said...

And this was a bad stamping day??
This card is Gorgeous!! I love the colors, lace, flowers and the Fabulous scene you've created!!

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Carolyn King said...

wow..gorgeous--what an amazing card to come from a bad start!

Faithful 2 U said...

Card jealousy here. Wish I could make cards like these to share with friends and family. Better then getting a gift these cards are so beautiful!

Susan (rainy) said...

This truly is beautiful. Love the added lace on this version.

Leanne said...

You Have Some Great Work Here Hun..

Keep Up The Good Work And Keep Blogging..
I Will Be Back Soon To See More Of Your Lovely Blog.

Love Leanne
x

Linsey said...

this is gorgeous, Danielle! Love the nature scenery and fabulous dragonfly! The pretty primas and delicate fringe are wonderful details and contribute to the awesomeness of this card! Hope it boosted your mojo, cuz it rocks!

Julia said...

I just love this beautiful stamp Danielle! and all the extra touches you put on - wonderful dragonfly- flowers and fiber!

artystamper

Rose Ann said...

Your frustration and persistence paid off. This is gorgeous!!!