Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Trish was our hostess for the smARTworks DT tea party this week. To change things up, she offered us the challenge of this inspiration piece (you can see it in its original context HERE).

Our internet has been down most of this week (they are fixing the tower), so I had great intentions of printing the picture on our host family's computer so I would have a color version to look at as I stamped. Out of color ink. So...I had a black and white version, and though the layout is inspired, I sort of missed the colors. Oh well! It's brown.

I blocked off the areas and applied ink to each section (all Versamagic chalk inks), then went back and added some stippled shading and overstamping. The stitching was positioned using a Stamp-a-ma-jig.

I stamped the flower (set: Darling Duo) in white Stazon ink. My pad had completely dried since last use - does anyone else have that problem? I colored over the white flower image with Prismacolor pencils, and added a few highlights with a white Sakura glaze pen. I marked the border lines with a stylus and then embossed them from the back side with the scoring blade on my Fiskars cutter. Also added some little dots with a stylus in the stitching.

The background panel is a piece of wallpaper that Sarosa sent me - thanks girl! It finally found a home.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created as they post throughout the day:
If you decide to use the inspiration piece too - link it here! I'd love to see what you come up with!

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14 comments:

  1. Well, I happen to like the brown creation!! The white accents on the flower look great, and wonderful idea to use the textured wallpaper as the base.

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  2. Great card! Love the touch of white and the stitching... TFS!
    I nominated you for the Arte y Pico award... check it out on my blog. :o)

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  3. Yours is so pretty - that flower is absolutely gorgeous! Hey btw I will email you soon, I'm having a not so great week and haven't had a chance to do my blog research I want to do...!

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  4. Kelley Holland4/10/2008 9:15 AM

    Dina, beautiful as usual...no one can make brown look so good like you can!!!

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  5. Wow! I like your rendition even better than the original! Very pretty!

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  6. Dina, that card is just gorgeous. You are so blessed with talent!

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  7. You, my friend, are a true artist. Simply gorgeous card!

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  8. It's just too pretty for words. I just loooooove your work! :)

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  9. Truly love the stamps from smartworks! I adore the daisies trios and the coffee one!! Oh, heck, and the roses too...I can't decide! LOL

    I love the card you showed using the flower with white primacolor/glaze pen.

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  10. Oh, happy day! It's nice when I've sent something to someone that they can use! I didn't notice until just now ... I suddenly thought, wow, what a neat background, I wonder - wait! That looks familiar! So I read the post again and sure enough, it was from me! :-)

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  11. This card is stunning Dina. I picked up my white pad the other day for the first time in some time and it was dry as a bone, you are not alone!

    Nettie

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  12. Gorgeous, Dina!! I absolutely love this!

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