Thursday, October 16, 2008

DTGD Challenge?

Remember a couple of posts ago I had mentioned that I still have numerous cards to show you that never made it to SCS? Here is another! I made this card right after I got my demonstrator pre-order of this current level 2 hostess set called Serene Spring.

I made it so long ago and now looking at seems rather a strange colour combo to put together! lol I'm pretty sure that I made this card for an old Dare to get Dirty Challenge which was to be inspired by a ribbon.

I received this orange and olive striped eons ago while participating in a secret sister swap and this is the first time that it had seen the light of day. Oddly enough, this whole card was built around this ribbon and chose it because it was the only multi-coloured ribbon that I own!

I do love this stamp set and have a special "thing" for lighthouses and Terra cotta pots :) The image has been coloured on all of the layers, cut out and popped up. I used one of my favourite stamps to add the flourish and pulled out my dew drops. See the white spots on the Terra cotta pot? That was from the help of my husband who was shaving paint flecks into my embossing tray unbeknownst to me! I found out that after I had all these little white dots show up on my final coat of embossing powder...he has still never lived it down! lol - Moral of the story: Don't let husbands in your craft studio while you are working...even if he was trying to help put some shelving together for you!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Serene Spring
Paper: Papertrey White. Basic Black, Watercolour, K&Co DP, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, SU Markers, Re-inkers
Accessories: Embossing Powder with Paint Flecks (I don't recommend trying this at home), Sewing Machine, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Dew Drops, Ribbon, Brads, Sponges, Signo Gel Pen, Stickles

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Danni said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I am in awe.....beautiful!!!

Cassie said...

I love this set too and your coloring is beautiful!!
Question about the embossing powder --- do you color and then emboss all over the image?

Tori Wild said...

Wow Kim-- This is just gorgeous and very useful tip on what to warn your husband NOT to do! :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Georgous card! Love the sketch and the layers and the coloring and... everything about it.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These colors are so brilliant and rich... this is stunning!!!
hugs, Jami

Tiya-B said...

Beautiful card, i love the colors, and the layering.

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful! Love how you layered the image and the colors are wonderful!

Shirley said...

I had bookmarked your blog and was trying to get back to it for over a week. I am so glad I did this card is not exception and is precious with the bird and butterfly! I have an award for you on my blog. Your work is pure art!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Girl you can color like no other!! This is amazing Kim!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is really beautiful, Kim....your coloring is sooo fabulous and what a wonderful layout!!!