Saturday, June 14, 2008

double inspiration

Happy Saturday. It still feels like Friday, but it is after midnight. If you haven't seen Michelle Zindorf's blog lately, you really need to check it out. She's been posting some awesome stuff with tutorials on how she created each project. This week's inspiration challenge on splitcoast was posted a bit early and when I saw it, I knew that I wanted to try Michelle's technique. This is the card I came up with. It also fits the limited supplies challenge.

I started by stamping the flower in adirondack pitch black ink and coloring it with copic markers. Then I went over it with a versamarker and clear embossed it.

Next, I stamped the large swirl from nature silhouettes I (Innovative Stamp Creations) in really rust craft ink and clear embossed it.

Then I stamped the squiggly line from bold basics with garden green craft ink and clear embossed it.

I then sponged over most of the card with sage shadow, then added some really rust, chocolate chip and garden green.

Using a black pigma marker, I outlined the left and under sides of all the images. Using a white gel pen, I outlined the upper and right sides of all the images.

Next, I tied knots in some black hemp and attached them to the card with copper brads.

I then mounted this piece on a black base. It seems like a lot of work, but actually didn't take me that long.

stamps: oriental gardens, bold basics (SU), nature silhouettes I (Innovative Stamp Creations)
ink: versamarker, sage shadow, chocolate chip, garden green classic & craft, really rust classic & craft
paper: basic black, very vanilla
other: copic markers, clear ep, heat tool, white gel pen, black pigma marker, copper brads, black hemp, sponge

I'm so glad you took the time to stop by today. Have a wonder filled weekend.


Susan (rainy) said...

Melody I saw this over in the SCS gallery and just had to come here and leave a comment as well. This is just so beautifully designed. I LOVE it!

bensarmom said...

Melody this is just gorgeous! I love the coloring especially on the flower.