This week's Teaparty is for our very own resident Teapotter, DonnaJeanne. DonnaJeanne is one of the loveliest ladies you will ever know!! I hope our cards bring some sunshine to DonnaJeanne and her husband.
Our challenge is to bring lots of colour and as a bonus a 3-D element (of the fly away variety) will ensure extra cookies......ok, I miss out on the cookies but I hope I made up for it with colour.
I recently purchased a couple of Lavinia digi stamps and I printed them on normal photocopy paper to store in my folder. I printed off a few extra by mistake so I picked up my pencils to see what colours I would use when I printed it on proper cardstock.
Drum roll....I never did print it onto proper cardstock; this house is just normal everyday photocopy paper. All the initial colouring was done with the Prismacolour pencils; they have a lovely soft waxy finish.
I then used my Spectrum Noir markers over the top of the pencils. To make the house look a bit weathered, I lightly rubbed my walnut stain foam blending tool over the top.
The background was from my stash, it was a strange pinky-purplish grey colour. I scrubbed on some brighter purple, green and orange distress inks to match the house, then added a few trees and stenciled on some white paint.
Out of the corner of my eye I spotted my "friendís dictionary page" background stamp. I inked it up with ground espresso distress ink, lightly sprayed the stamp with water, stamped it lightly onto a scrap of paper, then I did the secondary stamping straight onto the card. You can't really read it, but it does add an interesting layer.
I fussy cut the house and using a glue stick I adhered it to the card. I used a grey marker and a fine micron pen to outline the house and give a 3D feel. I drew some cobblestones and added a doodled border.
When this is completely dry I will add it to a white card base. I used clear Wink of Stella on some parts of the house, sorry it doesn't photograph well. I had a heap of fun making this, especially knowing it was going to DonnaJeanne. This is one of those cards that you have to make a conscious decision to walk away and stop adding stuff LOL.
Have a lovely week everyone and thank you for looking.
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 GMT Views: 1819
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61618
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 7:41 PM
You are such an amazing artist, Susie. who doesn't love your wonderful creations? I can't believe anyone would be so foolish not to stop by to take in everything your cards always have on them. This is wonderful. DonnaJean and DH will really love this one, just like everyone else.
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Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17652
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 7:52 PM
What a positively, magical card this is, Susie!! Everything from the wonderfully colored background, especially with the dictionary page superimposed on it and the dots and circles created with your white paint and pen, down to all the special effects on this little house, will delight DonnaJeanne and DH - a true masterpiece!!
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Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22700
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 7:55 PM
WOW! Thank goodness I stopped in the gallery today! Unbelievable! The background the house- all of it. Your description was fascinating. Never did try alcohol ink over pencil and what a fabulous effect! After all that you added you even preserved your highlights so perfectly! Equally amazing is how you forced the background and the house to match! Oh my gosh, this is creativity at it's finest! Talk about talent!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9202
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 7:57 PM
How lucky can I get...I just took a quick look in the gallery and you had just posted this absolutely amazing work of art. Every little detail is exceptional. The collors are so rich and gorgeous, the script bg is just perfect, the white highlights down the front of the house look fantastic, and the white added to the bg looks sensational. This is one of those cards that everyone looks at and wishes they coukd make. Faved and pinned.
Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Sunny Florida Posts: 21757
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 8:14 PM
Wow, Susie!! I am in awe over this gorgeously colored magical house, backyard, and the remaining surroundings! I keep staring at this, enjoying all the little details, and there are plenty. I can imagine going inside the fantastic door, go upstairs, and look out that gorgeous window at all the remarkable surroundings! I want to wait on my friend to arrive, at which point I would say, "Hello, friend"! Wow, I could get so lost in this piece of art! Got to come back to earth! Your artwork is so magnificent, Susie, and it brings such joy to the viewers. Hugs, my special friend!
Registered: March 29, 2011 Location: Covington, WA Posts: 26786
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 8:24 PM
This, my friend, is pure magic! I keep looking for a fairy to peek out the window or door. Love the coloring, text bg and the Susie Special doodling that makes your artwork so incredibly creative. Another winner, DonnaJeanne and her hubbie will definitely be cheered when this arrives!
Registered: April 5, 2009 Location: Alberta, Canada Posts: 1115
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 8:45 PM
WOW Susie‚Ä¶..just WOW!!! I don't know where to start! I love everything about this! I keep scrolling back to look at it some more lol!!! DonnaJeanne is soooo flippin lucky! LOL!!!! This is going in my favs for sure. Your color choices, background work, accents, everything is just perfect. I'm going to stop typing now so I can go look at it some more lol!!
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Registered: April 13, 2011 Location: Midwest Posts: 313
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 9:05 PM
Splash...Bang...Smash...Spritz...Rub-a-Dub..........Susie's back at work!!! And I'm glad you are! I just LOVE this! What a Marvelous creation! What great coloring! I love the oranges and greens and purples! But I can't believe there isn't a Delightful little fairy or a Crazy Bird that morphed into something extraordinary inside that Beautiful house or maybe stashed behind it. It's my guess you really struggled with wondering if you should include one of them on this card. This little house Sparkles even without the Wink. The Wonderful little world you created around it just draws me into it. Anne is right! There are so many little discoveries to be found in your Amazing creations. I just love it!
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Registered: October 26, 2009 Location: Oakhurst, near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Posts: 44272
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 9:24 PM
OMFairyfeather, this is sooo amazing mate! I love aaaallll the stuff on your bg! Wow! I love the colors, the doodling, the text, everything... and your house is magical Susie! Those colors and the rich texture look so wonderful!! Ok, so when am I coming over to play?? Hee, I so wish we lived next door to each other!!
I agree with Francie, yours are really the kind of cards that everyone looks at and wishes they could do!!!
You are uniquely, artistically talented!!
Registered: December 15, 2011 Location: Abilene TX Posts: 11319
Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 12:28 PM
There really aren't any more adjectives I can add to describe this amazing creation - they've all been used already, and I wholeheartedly agree with each of them! This is spectacular, and I know DonnaJeanne is going to be thrilled!
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