Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ooh, I love this!

After I finished this card, I thought to myself: I wonder what “normal” people do all night? I stayed up half the night creating this for the SC187 challenge. I totally love it and it's so "me".

I colored this cute guy first. I picked up a great tip on SCS but can't find the thread again (I want to thank her if you can tell me where it is!!). She suggested I spray the image with spray matte sealer before I color with my prismas. OOh, I like how it turned out (and I have tons of this spray from painting). As many of my images are received through trades, I don't always get a choice on the paper or ink. The matte sealer takes that problem out of the equation.

I made the back panel THEN cut out the rectangle in the middle. DUMB! I don't know what I was thinking. I usually cut first and then stick all the pieces back together like a puzzle on my cricut mat (see here). Trust me.....cut first! After I cut the rectangle out of the middle, I cut the three strips. Note: I couldn't just make 3 cuts and spread them out because then my trees wouldn't match up again. I had to cut 1/8" out from the strips so everything would line back up with the main rectangle.

One other hint (from my painting past), when figuring out where to place the trees, make sure they are not RIGHT behind the boy's head. This would make the boy look like he has a tree growing out of his head! Ha!

Stamps: High Hopes Time Well Spent (received from cng567 - Thanks Connie!), Lovely as a Tree, PTI Pond Life, See D’s A Word or Two
Paper: Bazzill
Ink: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Garden Green, Blue Bayou, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Accessories: White Gel Pen, Prismacolor Pencils & baby oil, spray matte sealer


Enjoy!
Michelle

16 comments:

Allison said...

Just amazing...this is one of best scene creations I have seen in a long time...good for you!

Annapurna said...

Very nice! Your hard work paid off. I like your not putting tree behind the boy tip. LOL!

Deborah said...

Wonderful creation! The so called "normal" peeps are just missing out! He he! Deb

Libby Hickson said...

Wow, what an amazing card!!

Jan Scholl said...

Allison sent me to look and she is correct-this is way amazing. I have added the card to my lust list.

Mary Jane said...

Incredible card. I love everything about it. When I watercolor using my Tombow markers, I do something similar as you did. I spray Krylon Workable Fixatif so the paper doesn't pill. I didn't think about using the matte sealer on the images from Wish RAK. What a great idea. I just found your blog and I'm going to look at your past posts. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Zarna said...

I'm not really a colourer, but this card makes me wish i was!
It is fantastic

Tejal said...

I am totally in love with this card. This is so so gorgeous!

I love the effort you put into it. It's totally worth it.

Tejal

Yosha said...

Wow!!! Seriouslly, just WOW!

Tanja said...

Whoa.... Amazing! I would love to subscribe to your blog as would many of us. TFS!

Dani said...

This is incredible! Fantastic job, I just love it!

ALLY said...

OMG!!!! Your card is freakin' adorable!!!!!

Heather said...

I am in complete awe... Simply amazing!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Wow, this card is AMAZING! What an eye for scenes you have, I just love that image and your coloring is fabulous. I love love it!

Amy said...

wow! that is an amazing card. Great job. It was worth staying up all night for!

handstampedbylacey said...

This is truely amazing!!! Great job!
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com