Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Garden Path

As soon as I saw the sketch, this little angle on the bottom right looked like a path to me. So, Ian’s taking a little walk thru the flower garden today! If I don't immediately see a scene in the sketch, I'll turn it 1/4 turn until I "see" something.
I intended to cut off his head and place it in the box but he was just too cute…I couldn’t do it. So he is still in one piece and I let his neck and body go over all the layers. In trying to put a little shadow under his body, I think I created a pothole on the path! Ha! This cute image is available thru Treehouse Stamps.
Most of the usual stuff here:
How I get my layers to line up: The Cut then Ink Technique
The flower stemps are a punch from EK Success. The flowers are punched with a Stampin' Up punch and the flower centers were punched with my Cropodile. I could have just glued these punched pieces on but...I think they look really cool and have a lot more dimension by adding a dark Copic marker line along the left side and a little white highlight from a white Prismacolor pencil on the right.
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Hello Ian available at Treehouse Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Taken With Teal, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Bazzill
Ink: Baja Breeze, Soft Sky, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Summer Sun
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and Goo Gone, punches from Stampin’ Up and EK Success, Cropodile
Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


chelemom said...

This is ADORABLE!!! Love the pathway!!! He is colored to perfection!

Lisa Foster said...

Adorable! Fantastic scene! I love the punched flowers!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Michelle you did a fabulous job on the sketch!! Love this scene and Ian is too cute!!

Joy said...

This is one of my favorite GF stamps, I looove him and the colors on this card!