Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Stamp Star Challenge - Week Three

This is the card I made for week three of the challenge going on over at Cornish Heritage Farms. The challenge this week was to make a card uing a resist technique.

I stamped the freesia on white matte paper using Versafine black pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored in the flower with several Sampin' UP markers, colored over the whole image with a Versamark pen and then embossed with clear embossing powder again.

Then the brayering began...I started with Stampin' UP So Saffron in the top, then added Adirondack Salmon and then a bit of Watermelon. For the bottom I started with SU Mellow Moss and then added some Old Olive.

The sentiment is from Script Essential Expressions and was stamped in Old Olive and sponged with Salmon ink while still in the die. I matted the main panel, the checked panel and the ribbon tag with Old Olive card stock.

The butterfly is from the Vintage Butterflies set and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. The ribbon is from Michael's, the buttons from BasicGrey and my stash and the thread I used on the button is from my grandmother's sewing basket! And speaking of grandmothers, I am sending this card to a friend who lost her grandmother this past week, so that seemed appropriate.

Have a good week!

7 comments:

Jenny Gropp said...

ROBIN -- THIS IS A BEAUTY. YOUR BRAYERING LOOKS SO SMOOTH AND PERFECT! DID SANDY GIVE YOU A LESSON BEHIND MY BACK???? FAB CARD! LOVE THE BUTTON ON ONE SIDE AND THE BOW ON THE OTHER -- GREAT CARD!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh!! Robin this is stunning! Your main image panel.. the whole panel is exquisite. Love this.

Silke said...

G-0-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Perfect challenge card - Robin!!! The brayering looks wonderful(this is one technique I can't master at all - LOL!!!)

Have a wonderful week!!! Hugs ~S~

Janine said...

Just beautiful Robin!!!

Karen said...

Stunning cards Robin, really gorjus.

I've left something on my blog for you.

Love Karen x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Robin, this is stunning! Your brayering is perfect, excellent choice of colors and DP and embellishments. This looks to be another winner in my opinion! And the freesia is amazing. You have outdone yourself on this one! Fabulous card, your friend will treasure it forever I am sure.

Anne said...

Wow Robin, this is just stunning!! You have such a feminine touch to your designs!