Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Warm Hello

Hello Everybody!!

This is a quick card that I made for the Hero Arts Challenge. I used Hero Arts stamp CL Silhouette Garden AR166 (this stamp was especially made for Archivers) for my main image and the sentiment comes from Hero Arts Friendly Greetings LL692. (I think that LL692 is discontinued.)
I stamped the main image in a very light ink (Sahara Sand—Stampin Up) and then I took two colored pencils and colored in the image. I used a dominant color and a lighter color to color in my image—dark orange and a very pale orange and alternated colors and when I got the results that I wanted I outlined the image in a black (very fine) marker (.0005). Then I went over the image again with a white crayon so that I could resist the background with distress ink. The last thing that I did was to spray the image with a mixture of perfect pearls and water and then after it dried, I stamped the sentiment in Van Dyke Brown dye ink.

The distress inks that I used are: shabby shutters and tumbled glass.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a wonderful weekend and God bless.


Lin said...

I'm even more impressed with your card now that I've read all the steps you took to create it - I assumed this was a negative image. Beautifully done, Sue!

Barb said...

Great technique used in coloring the flowers, Sue! Love the way it turned out!

Heather Maria said...

This is so beautiful, Sue! The design and colours are gorgeous! Your main panel looks wonderful - great effect using these techiques!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing this great technique...your card is really lovely with the beautiful Fall colors!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful! All that labor of love really show through in your card!

Nat said...

thanks for sharing this technique Sue, gorgeous design!!