Saturday, March 6, 2010


Ahhh....after a long week I am ready for a getaway! Unfortunately it will only be on my card as DD has a dance competition all weekend! Ha!

This month I'm featuring the Mahalo set from FireCracker Designs by Pamela. Here's what I did:

*IMAGE - I started by stamping the image in black and trimming the panel to the size I needed.
*SKY - Next I brayered Summer Sun from the top all the way down. I punched a sticky note to create a mask for my sun and placed it into position. I also used sticky notes to mask off the bottom of the scene from the water down. I brayered Pumpkin Pie most of the way down to my sticky note water line. I brayered Really Rust about half way down to the sticky note water line. (You can sponge to get a similar effect too!)
*WATER - I masked off the "sky" area and brayered a bit of Really Rust from each side going towards the center about half way in. Don't cover up the yellow sun reflection in the water! I thought I needed a little more so I sponged just a tiny bit of More Mustard into the water area under the sun to define the horizon line there.
*FINISHING - I sponged a bit of black ink across the bottom of the image panel to make sure no white was showing thru still. I brayered the lower left and upper right corners of the Pumpkin Pie cardstock with rust ink and assembled everything.

Stamps: FireCracker Designs by Pamela Mahalo
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
Accessories: None. Really? That’s unusual!

Michelle B.
"Queen of the Scene"


Crystal said...

Totally Stunning Michelle!!! WOW what a scene here girl...can you share your talent with me???? I LOVE IT!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card- I would love to be 'in the scene'- I can feel the sunshine!!! I always enjoy your cards and your great eye for color and 'scenes'. TFS

Deborah Young said...

Really stunning, Michelle!!!

Jo Bear said...

Stunning Michelle! So warm and inviting. *Love* how you did the reflection of the sun.