Friday, February 3, 2012

Blow a Kiss

Our challenge this week over at Bloggabella and the Bella Forum on SCS was to make a Valentine card, love card, or just pretend and use red, pink and white. I decided to one of Jane Davenport's new images BLOW a KISS Jane and pair her up with Basic Grey's Little Black Dress. LOVE that line! That reminds me, I made another little valise for Pickle using the same line of papers. Kim has it at the store if you wanna go take a look. Back to Jane, I'm really liking her style and I hope Emily comes out with more soon. {hint hint}


I started by stamping jane with Adirondak Sandal, then using my stamp positioner, stamped her again off to the right a bit with black versafine. TIP! when these solid stamps are new, they don't hold ink that well. Whenever I get one, I LIGHTLY sand the surface a bit with a fine grain piece of sandpaper to get some tooth on there and if you try it, you will be much happier with your results. Despite doing that, I still had some 'thin' spots but that was easily remedied with a black prismacolor pencil and some gamsol. Or, you could also use a copic, but the copic may be so dark, you'll have to colour the entire thing. AH...too much work! Get out that pencil!

Then I  used some pencil again to add some extra shading over the adirondak ink. Because I wanted her to fit nicely in my oval frame I tipped her to the left a bit, but when I did that her dress was not completely stamped inside the oval so copics to the rescue and I just extended her dress a bit. Even after stitching around the oval, I used my black marker over the stitching so the white wouldn't stand out so much over the black. Then of course there was glitter, ribbon, more ribbon, punches and sponging to bring it all together.

And guess what! Next week we are back to a sketch! And AGAIN, it is sponsored by our super sketch talented babe Ebru. Email your card to Emily by next Thursday to see it on her blog, but if you wanna a chance to win some Bella Bucks, upload your card to SCS using the keyword BELLARIFIC0512. All of the challenge details over on SCS can be found in the forum here. Good Luck! I know you all love a sketch so no excuses! Get Busy!

11 comments:

Pauline said...

Absolutely STUNNING! There really is nothing else I can say!!

Regan said...

yowza!

Ebru Vatansever said...

Absolutely Stunning !! You never stop to amaze me with your creations Linda !!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Linda.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sadie Jane said...

Oh I love this! Fabulous!

Leslie said...

Lovely and elegant! Love the shadow effect!!

Geri Centonze said...

This is gorgeous! I love what you've done with Jane's image! Thanks for visiting my blog. Are you a WW too? I'm off to make a banana pancake! =)

Sandy said...

Wow! very special!!
sandy

dpkennedy said...

Wow Linda, I LOVE this! The image is gorgeous, but I love how you double stamped it! It looks so dimensional. I love the lacy border too-stunning!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Gorgeous artwork!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, this is gorgeous! You do beautiful work. I'm so thrilled with my first visit here. Love how you explain your steps. This has been a real treat, and I'll be back. Thank you!

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