Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Skipping Stones Design Sketch 79

I'm one of the guest designers over at Skipping Stones Design this month - here's the sketch we're playing with this week! Be sure to check their site for details on the challenge and a peek at how the design team interpreted the sketch...
Here's my card, and a little bonus tag.... For the card, I stamped the butterfly from the Always Here set on watercolor paper, watercolored with reinkers, and masked it with a sticky note. Then I stamped the Timeless Textures background in dye ink over the whole panel, and spritzed the ink with water to let it bleed and run. After that was dry, I went back and added a shadow around the butterfly with reinkers.I layered that panel on black cardstock, then used a corner punch (EK Success) to create the rounded corner slots. The sentiment is stamped on a small label, made by cutting one side of a Spellbinders Labels 18 die, then moving the die down and cutting again to create a smaller tag. I died the ribbon with the same reinkers I used to paint the butterflies. The tag was created with the same elements used on the card, and I curved the sentiment stamp on my block before stamping.

Here's a close-up on the butterfly - I love how it looks like it's raised off the card - it really isn't!
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  1. Dina, this is absolutely beautiful!

  2. Oh my goodness Dina....Your creation took my breath away!!! Just beautiful!! Thank you so much for joining us this month at Skipping Stones Design!!!

  3. You do such gorgeous work...wow! So happy to be working with you this month over at Skipping Stones!

  4. gorgeous! That butterfly is amazing! Glad to have you designing with us this month!

  5. Wow Dina, I couldn't believe that butterfly wasn't popped up...what a marvelous job at shading! So glad your joining us this month, I love your work.

  6. Wow Miss Dina this is So Beautiful! That Butterfly is Amazing! 8-)


  7. The depth on that butterfly is absolutely AMAZING. I would SWEAR that it was raised from the paper! Also love the background technique. The whole ensemble is gorgeous!