Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Me and My Experiments

I have been seeing a lot of really cool cards made lately using multiple little circles. Why not try to do a scene that way? So here I am. Not sure this is the BEST way to carry this out but I think I might give this idea another whirl again soon.

I used lots of green for the Clear Dollar Stamps Think Green CIC9 challenge.

I punched out the little circles first. I stamped the little fountain and added a bit of darker color shadows with the blender pen and ink. I colored the fountain with my Versamark pen and embossed. I masked the sky area with a piece of torn paper and sponged in the grassy areas. I sponged in the sky next. I stamped the bench and added a little shadow to the bench with my blender pen. I stamped the tree trunk and then the leaves (stamping twice without touching the ink in between to give some color variation). I played with the circles a while before I came up with this layout and decided to stamp the full trees in coordinating ink on the card base (with help from my stamp-a-majig).

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Walk in the Park, Clear Dollar Stamps Designer Garden (sentiment)
Paper: GP 110, Certainly Celery
Ink: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey, Sarah Sand, Going Grey, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Old Olive, Baja Breeze (how did I squeeze all that color into those tiny circles!)
Accessories: 1.5” circle punch, Stamp-majig, Versamark pen, clear detail embossing powder, Blender pen, White gel pen

Michelle B.


Crystal said...

Awesome Design Michelle you are always sooooo creative girl..LOVE the circles and trees!

JenMarie said...


Emily Leiphart said...

What a neat idea! I love that only part of the trees have such brilliance. LOVE that little fountain in the centre!

Katie Renz said...

Hey Michelle, great idea and love the different look with this same stamp set. Such a different look. Thanks for playing!

Sammi said...

very effective! Looks great!!

Cassie said...

What a beautiful idea, Michelle! Glad you joined us over at CIC ;D