Thanks Susie for the FUN DTGD14 challenge! Because these DTGD challenges are open to Fan Club members only, they ask us to not give details in our description. I encourage you to check out the link I've provided to learn more about becoming a member to support this terrific site! It only takes a minute to join and then you can check out and participate in the DTGD challenges and have all the many other member benefits, too. :D
To make my card ... I first used an Andy Skinners stamp for the bkgrd. I stamped the MFT tree swing and pup and colored them with markers/watercolor pencils (see supplies.) I used my white wc pencil to add distress to the "denim" overalls. As well, I masked the overalls and used another of Andy's stamps to add texture to them. I stenciled the MFT sun in the corner. I stamped the PTI grass in two greens and then colored the PTI flower stamps with markers and stamped them. I distressed the edges of the panel with Tim's distress tool. With a Ranger distress ink pad, direct to paper, I inked the edges. I find direct to paper gives a bolder colored edge than sponging and that is the look I wanted. Added the dp and image panel to my base. Decorated the inside and ep with a little more stamping. I will add a sentiment inside when I know the occasion and to whom I'm mailing it.
Thanks for looking! :)
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 GMT Views: 1349
Accessories: Tim Holtz edge distresser, MFT stencil, SU watercolor blender pen + aquabrush, Sakura glaze pens (button on overall, shoes, one layer of white shirt), white Signo pen (second layer of white shirt)
Techniques: watercoloring, masking, distressed edges, direct to card ink distressing
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 32364
Tue, Aug 05, 2014 @ 3:33 PM
Oh my goodness Gabby, this is soooo wonderful. This must have taken ages, I got tired just reading your description LOL. I always appreciate your descriptions Gabby, I never fail to learn from you. Love the tip about direct inking the edges. Everything about this makes me smile, thanks so much for joining in my sweet friend.
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Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 6670
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 @ 3:28 PM
I have been hit and miss in the gelleries lately, and somehow I missed this adorable card. The dp looks like tile and looks fantastic with your coloring. Wow...you sure used a lot of techniques and they all turned out so well. As a new fan club member I haven't looked in those galleries yet.