Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Princess of the Pond

Lily is hanging out in the pond for today’s sketch challenge. I think I would have liked this a lot if I hadn’t been so sloppy in lining things up in the back…especially that frog in the upper left. I can honestly say that today was the first day I have ever felt like I needed a big honkin' flower up in the upper left corner! Unfortunately, I don't own any. That's what I get for rushing to work....gets in the way of my creativity! (notice I didn't say that if I had gotten out of bed the first time the alarm went off that I'd have had plenty of time! ha!)

I started out by stamping the lily pads and flowers (filled them in with ink and blender pen) and embossing them. Then I inked the sky and pond using bashful blue. For the horizon line, I held a scrap of paper across and sponged some tempting turquoise across and blended it down into the water. I used a Nestie to cut out my main image panel. I "eyeballed" the placement of the lily pads and flowers on the blue and green layers (wished I'd have used my Stamp-a-majig!) and stamped them with Virsamark. Lily is totally colored with Copics and cut out. I outlined Lily's wings with glitter pen. I also added glitter pen at the base of her flower and smudged it upwards with my finger. Assembled everything and I'm off to work!

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Enchanted Lily, Papertrey Ink Pond Life
Ink: Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Gable Green
Paper: GP 110, Whisper White, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Glitter Pen, Virsamark pad, Virsamark pen, clear detail embossing powder, heat gun, blender pen

Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


Carrie said...

This is adorable Michelle!

Sue from Oregon said...

How darn cute! hmmm...I am going to have to start planning my next Michelle B inspiration card LOL!

Emily Leiphart said...

I can't believe you made this before going to work. Wow, you are good!! This is also one of my favourite PCS stamps. Heck, I love them all! :)