Saturday, May 26, 2007

Saturday Evening Salutations!

Today was a kind of laidback, slow kinda day for me. My household chores were all done, no visitors were expected to arrive and DH was working on some school stuff for next semester. I took advantage of the time and completed my card for Weekend Challenge #3 for Beate's blog, fresh & fun.
This card took quite a bit of masking as there are four different images in this scene. All the images are from High Hopes Rubber Stamps Tina's stamps are just delightful, don't ya think? The separate images are the little girl, tall grass, short grass (stamped 4 or 5 times across the bottom) and the sunny face. The only mask I had to make was of the little girl. Then I used the Peerless Watercolors from Stamping Freak. I'm just learning how to watercolor and haven't quite got the blending thing down pat yet, but I'm working on it. There is a colour called Flesh Tone in the pack. If you look at her right foot, it looks darker than the other and most certainly different to her face, which uses the same colour. I'll work out the kinks one of these days. The sentiment was stamped using Paper Tray by Papertrey Ink. The card base is Bazzill Bling in a lovely lavender shade. I think you can see some shimmery shine in the photo. The patterned paper was from my scrap drawer and I have no idea of its name, sorry. I inked the edge of the card lightly and added some raffia. The image was then placed on the card using pop dots for dimension. All in all, it took about 2 hours from start to finish and I loved every minute of it. Thanks for these great challenges, Beate. I truly enjoy them.


beate said...

Barb, your card is too cute! Love it! Thanks so much for participating in the challenge.

Tami said...

Your masking ability is amazing, Barb! I'm impressed that you put them all together like this. I love the watercolor effect, too.

myrnabs said...

Your work is magnificant! And I do mean all of it! I love your coloring and everything else. You have a great mind!!!