Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year & FS204

First off.....Happy New Year!!!! I found myself home alone (that doesn't happen very often) so I decided to play the Featured Stamper Challenge this morning. I choose this card to CASE. I changed from the original by 1) changing the color scheme and 2) simplifying the sketch a bit.

I used the brayered sky technique to create the color on the main panel with a brayer. Whenever I use silhouette stamps like this, I always add a few white highlights to make them pop. The punched butterfly only has one wing glued down - the other is "flapping in the wind".

Stamps: SU Essence of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pacific Point
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
Accessories: Stamp-a-majig, white gel pen, EK Success Punch Morocco Lace, Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterfly Punch

Best wishes to you for 2011!
Michelle B


Patti said...

So pretty Michelle! Love your colors!

Crystal said...

so gorgeous Michelle GREAT colors!!! Happy New Year Hun!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Happy New Year!! It seems like forever since I've been by, like you everything is always so BUSY LOL!

I hope that 2011 is a GREAT year for you! As always loving your stuff but the barn is another one of my favs! Especially what inspired you to create it!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

STUNNING card!! Oh, it's SO NICE to have you back Michelle!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and may all your dreams come true in 2011 :-)