Tuesday, February 9, 2010

DH Bday & FCD News

I saw a piece of art used by a designer on a television show the other day and I wanted to re-create that here (Can you see me pausing the TV and taking a pic with my phone so I wouldn't forget what the piece looked like? ha!). I gave this to my husband for his recent birthday.

I brayered the sky with Creamy Caramel. I masked the ground with a torn paper and sponged a bit of Apricot Appeal along the horizon. I masked the sky with torn paper and sponged in Old Olive and moved the mask around to create some hills (remember: darker in front and lighter in back to create distance). I stamped in the tree and colored in the trunk with Copics. I used a blender pen to add some darker areas to the tree top. The sentiment is a rub-on. I used some embossed & sponged pieces in various colors in the background.

Stamps: FireCracker Designs by Pamela Scenic Byways
Paper: GP 110, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Garden Green, Creamy Caramel, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Copics, Sentiment Rubon from SU

A. FireCracker Designs by Pamela has some new FREE digi's. You can find out how to get them HERE and HERE (these are fabulous for Valentine's Day!).

B. Share the LOVE of FCD Celebration! to celebrate reaching 100 members on FCD FaceBook:

1. Just for being an FCD FB member, you'll have a chance to win a 10$ gift card. To enter, all you have to do is join the FCD fan page, before Feb. 14th!! Easy huh? One randomly chosen member will win. If FCD reaches 150 members before Feb. 14th, FCD will draw TWO winners!

2. FCD is having a contest! Create ANY piece of art that uses ANY FCD image you have, submit it to the fan art by uploading in thru a post on the FCD wall, and you are entered to win a 15$ GC! ONE entry per person, one randomly drawn winner will be chosen.

Don't own any FCD rubber? No problem! You can use an FCD digital to enter! AND to kick things off, FCD has uploaded TWO brand new freebies to the digi page, so EVERYONE can play!! What are you waiting for? Go get creating!! Deadline is Feb. 13th!

Drawings will be held on Feb. 14th!!

Michelle B.


Lori said...

Hee hee!! Great idea Michelle!! Great man card, love it!! :)

Donna Moore said...

Beautiful card girl!!

FireCracker082 said...

oh very nice! love the embossed pieces in the background....nice use of that stamp set too!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card Michelle! Thanks for the How To.

TesaB said...

That's a gorgeous male card! Amazing colors, love the design!