The tree line was stamped on Creamy Caramel cardstock with Creamy Caramel ink, using a stampa-ma-jig. I then masked off the trees and stippled with Creamy Caramel ink for the "ground." Next, the pussywillow image were stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and clear embossed. After I stippled all around the image for shading with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip, I colored the pussywillow buds with a white gel pen, then shaded them with my blender pen and the Going Gray marker. The branches were colored in with the Creamy Caramel marker, and then completely edged with the Versamarker. Last step was applying White Fun Flock with careful dabs of Tombow Multi Adhesive.
The scrollwork around the frame is made with the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder and Creamy Caramel cardstock. Edges were sponged with Creamy Caramel ink and the raised surface design was highlighted with the White Craft pad, direct to paper. The corners are triangles made by cutting two punched one-inch squares in half.
This card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.
Date: Monday, March 23, 2009 GMT Views: 3614
Registered: June 18, 2007 Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota Posts: 4865
Fri, Mar 27, 2009 @ 7:26 AM
Oh, this is so pretty!! I'm in the middle of painting my bathroom, and I am planning on stamping some kind of artwork to put in frames. I may this frame idea as an inspiration!! I love the colors and the white accents on your image! Beautiful!! TFS!!
Registered: October 25, 2004 Location: Southern Oregon Coast Posts: 17641
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 @ 2:31 PM
Oh, my! Look at this! I didn't recognize the Textile embossing folder at first. What a wonderful way to use it! The ***** willows look almost real. I had to be sure and read to see if you used something special on them. This is beautiful, Linda!