Thursday, March 11, 2010

An experiment....

There is still time to enter Artful INKables Think INK Challenge #15! This time it's a sketch. Come on and play along for a chance to win free stamps!

So the sketch gave me this basic idea of a birdhouse hanging from a tree. But I couldn't quite figure out how to work in all the elements of the sketch. I finally decided to try a little experiment: SIMPLIFY and include many of those elements in just one layer. In fact, I liked it soooo much, I was wishing that I had sponged in those vertical elements as well! Maybe next time!

Now, you may notice that the "Welcome" is curved on my piece but its really a straight stamp. How? I cut a few straight lines down towards the lettering so that I could curve the piece a little more. You'll need some stronger adhesive to hold this guy onto the block in such a contorted shape. I simply use a piece of tape. Here is a pic of my stamp all ready to go on my block:

Well this is my last official piece for my design team term at Artful INKables....BUT.....Hooray! I'm going to stay and play there some more since I joined mid term last time!

Stamps: Artful INKables Any Birdy Home
Paper: Papertrey Kraft, Soft Suede, GP 110
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Accessories: Sewing machine, stamp-a-majig, linen thread, paper piercer

Michelle B.


Crystal said...

gorgeous job with this image Michelle!!! Fantastic card!

Dawn said...

this is such a pretty card! and thanks for the tip about curving the wording! Great job...

Patti said...

I love,love,love this card Michelle! The simplicity makes it perfect! Thanks for the tip... creative genius I tell you!

Lisa Kind said...

I knew immediately that the stamped imaged looked different! I like it! And I love the way the birdhouse is colored! So pretty! Great card! Best wishes on your next term with AI!

Sammi said...

Gorgeous job! Love the ay you coloured the image and great layout!!