Monday, July 6, 2009

You're always there

As soon as I saw this stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, I had to have it! I wanted to color the bird as a robin, of course, but I thought the image was perfect with the sentiment. I finally inked it up this weekend and colored it with Copic markers as my entry for the first challenge in CHF's Summer Stamp Star Design Challenge.

The image was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After I colored the image and cut it out using a Nestabilities die, I covered it with a mask made of Eclipse masking tape. I also tore the edge of an extra piece of the masking tape and moved the torn edge of the paper around the background, airbrushing over it to create the clouds.

I layered the stamped image on top of a sheet of Desert Coral Prismatics card stock and trimmed it close on three sides. The bottom edge was cut using a Martha Stewart border punch and layered on top of a piece of Eames Painting Canvas Brown Umber card stock that was cut with the same border punch. The sentiment was popped up in the center with some foam squares. The orange ribbon is from Martha Stewart and the button is from BasicGrey, as is the background paper. The card base is 51/2" square and was also cut from Eames Painting Canvas Brown Umber card stock. For the last little detail, I added some Glossy Accents to the drop of water and the bird's eye.

Thanks for looking and be sure to check back on Wednesday for the next Creative Belli Challenge. I hope you have a great week!

11 comments:

Sandy Hulsart said...

Robin, this is adorable. I find these stamps to be quite a chore to color but you have done a wonderful job. And all your design elements are perfect. Good luck in the challenge.

Karen said...

Aaaawwww what a cute card. Gorjus other cards too ! Sorry I haven't drop by for a few days.

Love Karen x

Jenny Gropp said...

Oh man -- I LOVE this! What an awesome color job you did on this and the clouds are outstanding too! Fab card, Robin!!!

Marie B. said...

Wow, Robin, you've made it look almost like an old postcard picture...I think so anyway. Lovely coloring. :)

Marie B. said...

Wow, Robin, you've made it look almost like an old postcard picture...I think so anyway. Lovely coloring. :)

Silke said...

OMG - this is truly a super cute image and I see why you had to have it - LOL!!! This card is absolute adorable!!! Awesome coloring too!!! Hugs ~S~

Fern said...

Robin, this is GORGEOUS... Love the dp and your coloring is fabulous... What a sweet image... I love it....

Dani said...

Woot! Robin! Just read on the CHF blog this awesome card won you an awesome prize! Congrats girlie, you totally deserve it! :)

One4Joy said...

such a delightful card! Have fun shopping with that GC.

cards4u said...

Congrats!! You certainly are a deserving winner - this card is wonderful!! Have fun shopping : )

Crafty Math Chick said...

Congrats on winning with your lovely card! I have to say - that is the most perfect bow EVER - how do you tie them so perfectly? Iam jealous!