Friday, 12 March 2010

March sketch challenge at In Love With Stamping take 2

I loved the March sketch at In Love With Stamping so much that I chose it as one of my ones to repeat. In case you missed it, here's the sketch:

This time I've inverted it so that the embellishment (the hummingbird) is on the opposite corner:

And then I've turned it into an easel card for my MIL for Mother's Day:

Stamp sets: Garden Dream, Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Certainly Celery (textured), Summer Sun, Whisper White
DSP: Pink Flamingo
Ink: Taken With Teal, SU Markers
Other: Crystal Effects, Rhinestone Brads (Circle Ice)
Non-SU: Die Cuts

I used markers direct to stamp for the flower (this gives a softer look than stamping with black and grey) and then shaded with more markers. The flower was die cut with an oval and then matted onto a scallop oval, die cut from textured card. This was raised on dimensionals onto the mats of Summer Sun card and DSP. The base easel card is Celery textured card to match the scallop frame. The insert was stamped with the sentiment and the brad stoppers added before adhering it to the inside of the card. I used markers direct to stamp again for the hummingbird and then cut it out and snipped and shaped the wings. Crystal Effects gives the glossy, lacquered look. After it had dried fully, I raised the bird above the level of the flower with stacked dimensionals.

Here's a closer look at the glossy hummingbird:

Hope you're all set for Mother's Day.

Sara xx


Jan said...

Another stunner, Sara. I love the bird - I really must get round to using this set.

AshKuku said...

Awesomely beautiful as ever..... I loved the colors again..... Very bright to make a DAY!!!!! :-)


Linby said...

Sara this took my breath away when I saw it - simply stunning.