Sunday, November 30, 2008

I'm lucky to know so many wonderful people!

This card was made possible because Cindy (you can visit her blog here), my friend at The Stamp Shack, posted a swap. All we had to do was send a postcard to her which represented our country and/or city and give a little bit of information along with it. It was for her Girl Scout troop so they could gain knowledge of the world and earn their World Badge. The Shack has members from all around the world so Cindy thought this would be a wonderful opportunity for her GS troop. What a wonderful idea. In return for sending a single postcard, all participants received 12 stamped images back from the girls. Cindy, thank you so much and I hope the troop learned tons about people and places around the world.

The card base is Wild Wasabi. I coloured the image mostly with Koh-I-Noor pencils and OMS. I love the way they blend. The tree was coloured using Copics and then I had a brilliant idea. Why not cover it in glue and pour Flower Soft on. I was hoping that with the red flecks it would look like Christmas lights on the tree. I think it does in the photo, more so than IRL. Usually it's the other way 'round. Anyway, I like the way it turned out. The image is mounted onto a darker green and a creamy caramel coloured bit of cardstock. I placed silver brads in the corner and added some twine I found while tidying up one of the storage cupboards. See, embellies come from all sorts of places!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh what a cute and sweet House Mouse image! I'm a Mousie nut and this is one stamp I do not have. I'll have to correct that. Your card is darling and Cindi had such a good idea for her Girl Scouts. Just wonderful!

Tami B. said...

That's a beauty of a card Barb and such a great story! How fun.

Kristine B. said...

What a great thing to do!! LOVE this image so much (we actually have 2 bunnies :) --your coloring is great...LOVE the shadows you created!!

mudmaven said...

How cute and what a great job coloring and decorating. I just love going through some of my piles and coming up with accessories that work! ~chris