Saturday, March 22, 2008


When I saw Jen del Muro's sketch for today I was originally thinking of a new doodlebug stamp set I got, but upon reading the SCS DD challenge that had helped inspire her which required using everything old I had an idea! Jen was kind enough to let me know that her challenge didn't require using everything old, but I'd already decided I needed to do at least one version of her sketch with an old stamp set of mine. When I was in my early teens I had bought a fairy stamp set and I recently pulled it out again (finally!) to do a couple fairytale cards. So I just had to use some of the images for this.
Moreover, the stamps lend themselves well to becoming Inchies! So I'm getting in on that craze too! I used a purple ink which would stand out well on the pink paper, then coloured the images with a mix of fineliner markers and watercolour pencil crayons. Then I pulled out some new (cheap) tubes of glitter glue I got at Walmart in the kids' crafts section.
It isn't obvious in this picture, but the trail from the little star is actually mounted on dimensionals while the star end is stuck down with a mini glue dot to give it a bit of depth. I dotted more glitter glue in the center of each little flower because I wanted the inside of the card to be clean and none of my brads were tiny enough to be hidden behind the petals. "believe" is written with a blue Sakura glaze pen, and the faux stitches were done with the same pen.
Stamps: incredibly old rubber on foam fairy stamps which might be by All Night Media?
Ink: purple from the primary petals by ColorBox
Paper: blue, pale pink, pale yellow, peach cardstock, green polkadot from a pad from Walmart
Other: paper flowers by MM, glitter glue, dimensionals, watercolor pencil crayons, fineliner markers, blue Sakura glaze pen.
Definitely need to make another one of this sketch with my new stamp!
My OSW cards have been claimed... by my mother! I emailed her pictures, as I do with most of my cards, and she asked if she could buy them. I promptly replied that I would give them to her as a thank you for looking after me in May when I am on "vacation" there getting my wisdom teeth removed. I was really happy that things turned out so serendipitously!
PS I finally made myself a watermark! I just couldn't convince myself to mess up the simplicity of this card by putting it overtop. Eventually I'll do it right!
Now back to the hot cross buns which I hope have continued to rise!

1 comment:

jen del muro said...

this is so much fun!!! love it!