I was so pleased to see Kathy (aka Wattle) chosen as the featured stamper this week. She has a wonderful gallery and I have several of her wonderful creations tagged in my faves waiting to be CASEd... Chose this card to case.
As I knew I had no wattle images in my stash of stamps, I went searching for a line art image of wattle (National Floral Emblem for Australia) which I then coloured in digitally using a 'bristle brush' in my photo editing program - hey, it's almost like colouring by hand - I had the mouse in my hand the entire time. Made my own background paper (again, using my computer) by stamping a silhouette image of a wattle branch onto some textured digital paper that I recoloured to match the wattle image. Used an embossing tool to give some definition to the butterfly wings. Some pearls, some punching, a sentiment, etc, etc and here it is. Can you tell I'm longing for some warm weather here with the sentiment I chose!
Things I changed...the colour scheme, the image, the border and butterfly punches (I actually don't own the ones she used - must get shopping!), pearls instead of brads...hope it still bears some resemblance to the original!!!
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 GMT Views: 806
Registered: July 26, 2007 Location: Brisbane, Australia Posts: 11751
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 @ 3:43 PM
OMGosh!!!! Heather this is extraordinary!!! I am SO TOUCHED that you went to soooooo much effort to do a Wattle and matching paper!!!! What a stunning job you have done, I absolutely LOVE IT!!!! Thank you for your kind comments and for playing this week and helping me celebrate!! :)
Registered: May 18, 2008 Location: Virginia Posts: 24871
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 @ 6:00 PM
Heather, girl, you outdid yourself. I've been waiting to see your next upload and I wasn't disappointed. I love so much about your card - the colors, the extra effort you went to, the image, coloring, sentiment, dec. BORDER punch, pearls and butterfly. I see Wattle was impressed. You did a wonderful job! TFS!
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Registered: January 29, 2006 Location: Mount Forest,Ontario Canada Posts: 9948
Fri, May 01, 2009 @ 3:47 AM
Heather, I am AMAZED, I had no idea that stamping and coloring with such variations could be done on a computer (I know so little in that area). What an incredibly thoughtful and personal card you have created. I love that you even dressed up the inside. Hope the sun is shining and the buds are showing daily promise.
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Registered: January 21, 2007 Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba Posts: 5472
Fri, May 01, 2009 @ 8:40 PM
What a sunny cheery card. I love the double scalloped borders and again how you've used it inside the card. I'm really making an effort to do the insides of my cards lately ~ it adds so much to them. I also love the pearl embellishing. Wonderful job.