Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sketch challenge: Take Two

Good morning!! Yesterday I didn't quite get the layout right on the SCS sketch challenge, so I thought I'd try again! I used an adorable Penny Black stamp I received not too long ago from HM Stamps. I'd never seen this image before & what a perfect summer card it makes!!! And this time I got the challenge right!!!

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper with black pigment ink, then embossed it with SU's Iridescent Ice embossing powder. That's right ~~ a sparkly hedgie!!! Maybe he just ran through a field of glitter!! I then used my SU markers & blender pen to color. I've tried my aquabrush many many times, but wayyy too much water comes out of that thing. I even started a thread on SCS regarding this brush, & whether or not it's a Niji. I bought it a couple of years ago, at Michael's in the art department. Some are saying Michael's doesn't carry Niji. Some say they do, & that perhaps I got a defective one. Regardless, I hate it & don't use it. I'm in search of a *real* Niji that works, & then I'm sure I'll be able to magically watercolor just like Anna!

Anyway, back to the card. I used a lot of Bazzill Bling ~~ that would be all the rosy red paper. I *heart* Bazzill Bling!! I bought an 8X8 pad at Michael's, then went back & bought another because I knew I'd be using it a lot!! (If any of you have found good deals on this paper online, please enlighten me!!) I used a piece from the Basic Grey Sugared 6X6 pad for the first time ~ had to break that baby in!! I made the flower in the corner from various flower punches, using the same Bling & Sugared papers, & added some Prima leaves & a Dew Drop. To adhere the Dew Drop, I used Stickles so it's a bit sparkly :) 3 Dew Drops in the corner, some ribbon & of course some Crystal Effects on the ice cream, & I was done!!! And I am very happy with how it turned out! See, I *can* follow directions!!!

I'm about to start the rag rolling part of my painting project, & I'm a bit nervous about it. Originally I was going to paint the wall green, & rag roll the beige onto that. However, in my search through the 'net I've found that it works better to use the lighter color as the base, & to roll the darker color onto that. Which, of course, means I'll have to go get another gallon of paint before I get started. What a project!! Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

Really, really cute card. The colors are so bright and vibrant. The stamp is super cute too.

I'm visiting from SCS blog thread.


Amy Sheffer said...

I love this! The Bazzill bling is perfect, and the image is darling!

Cassie_lu said...

OMG! Your card is just too cute. Love the sparkly too

Tracy said...

This is so cute! I love Hedgies; especially sparkly ones!

Anonymous said...

Your hedgie is too, too cute! The colors you used are great.

Elisa-Designertots said...

Michelle, did you cut that scrollwork red piece under the hedge or do you buy it like that? Did you learn how to make those bows? They are so pretty. I wanted to let you know that I joined that site. I think my name is sebianca after my children. Sebastian and Bianca. Sending happy thoughts, Elisa

Ila said...

What a Super Cute card!! I love the colors, papers and all the details and glitze you've added!!
Have a Great Day Michelle!!

Niki Estes said...

That is so cute, Michelle! I love the colors and the glittery hedgehog. He is so adorable!

Lim said...

Michelle, Thank you for visit my blog and for your kind comments.
I think this card is beautiful and stunning. I love all the details and all the glitter.
For sure I will be back soon.

Trina said...

Very cute image and card!! Love your layout and the cuttlebugged layer! Love the colors too!
BTW...There is a BFF Gold Card award on my blog for you!

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