Thursday, July 10, 2008

A late night creation

Just playing around this evening and I was trying to follow the instructions from I Like Markers for Skin Tones. It's a first attempt, so I'm hoping I'll get better. Marianne has fabulous tutorials on her blog and I learn something new everyday. Of course, having no natural artistic talent (I use rubber stamps because I can't draw a stick-man), I have trouble with shadows. I'm hoping my BIL can teach me something when we finally get moved to Guelph as he'll only be a few minutes away and he can come play in my stamp room whenever he wants to. For the background I often refer to Freedom in Creating. Michelle also has fantastic tutorials.

For the card base, I used my marble stamp and VersaMark, then covered it in fine gold embossing powder and heated it up. I was hoping that it would look like a gilded-gold frame around a portrait, but I'm not sure if that's the effect I achieved. Anyway, it doesn't matter because I like the way it turned out. Hope you do, too.

8 comments:

NormaJ said...

Beautiful card Barb. Just love it.

Lesa said...

Barb, this is stunning! Your coloring is fantastic! She pops right off the card. Well done :)

Jennifer E. said...

Barb, this card is so pretty! I love the background on both parts & your coloring is great! HAve a great Weekend! Jennifer

PS: You've been tagged!

Awna said...

I have this image and I love it! You did a beautiful card.

Awna

THE COZY CABIN said...

Barb, you have colored her beautifully!

Jennifer said...

Barb, I love the new look of your blog. And this card is gorgeous. She's exquisite!

Hey sis...I'm going to need your new address when you move so can you send me an email, s'il vous plait?

Shannon McGann said...

This is just stunning, Barb. You did a fabulous job! What beautiful colouring!

Renu said...

I really like the feel of this card, from the colors you chose to the image. Beautiful