Sunday, May 30, 2010
This card is for the Magnolia Down Under challenge #48 Flowers.
Ah, she looks so sweet, but she gave me such a hard time! To be fair, it wasn't all her fault, part of the blame belongs to Prismacolor pencils. First, I could not get this stamp to stamp cleanly for me, not enough pressure and the details didn't show up, too much pressure and the extra ink on the edges showed up, so frustrating. Then, I was determined to color her dress with Vert Jade pencil as I thought it would go with the back round so nicely. Apparently my Vert Jade pencil has a graphite streak all the way through it. Every time I started coloring all of this dark grey showed up and made the coloring look dirty. I got one fairly nice coloring, but on an image that was unusable as a whole. So her dress is paper pieced, and her ankle is splotched with "dirt"!
I had some lovely butterflies that I had received in a paper punches swap. I put those through the Xyron and then glittered them up. I wish I had thought of that for her pop-up wing...I may redo that part.
Stamp: Magnolia - Bubbling Tilda
Sentiment: Michelle Perkett Studios
Cardstock: GP, Recollections
DP: DCWV - Linen Closet
Flowers: Prisma - teal, Michael's - cream
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Colored with: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Tria markers, Pebbles chalks
Versafine Onyx Black ink