Saturday, November 1, 2008
Autumn Moo Cow
Happy Saturday! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I wanted to share a card that I started during the week and just finished today. That's what happens when there aren't enough hours in a day! Things get set aside all the time around here! LOLI started my card with the cow. He is from Stampabilities. I stamped him on whisper white cardstock with Versacolor black ink. I then heat embossed it with clear detail embossing powder and my heat gun. I then colored him with my new Prismacolor Markers. I used Light Umber, Sand, Golden Rod, and Peach. Once he was colored in, I heat embossed him with the clear detail EP again making sure that I didn't go outside the lines with my Versamark Marker. Just to be sure he was completely covered I did this step twice. Then I got out my Marvy Matchables ink pads and my brayer and sponges and went to town. I used Salvia Blue, Light Blue, Prussian Blue, Dark Brown, Light Green, Turquoise, and Green. I started with the lightest blue and my brayer and progressed to the darkest blue using the brayered sky technique. Then I did the grass using the same technique. I used a torn piece of paper and a sponge to do the grassy hills. The grass is a stamp from Impress Rubber Stamps. Once I was happy with how this looked then I punched the corners with my ticket corner punch from SU and mounted it on creamy caramel cardstock from SU. I distressed the edges with my distressing tool from making memories. Then I mounted that to really rust cardstock from SU and distressed the edges again. I added copper brads to each corner. Then I moved on to my tree. The tree is from Hero Arts. I stamped it with the versacolor black inkpad and heat embossed it with clear detail EP. Then I used my Prismacolor markers to color in the trunk and leaves. I used Poppy Red, True Green, Spanish Orange, LIght Umber, Sand, Crimson Red, Dark Green and Golden Rod. Once it was completely colored in, I used my versmark marker and heat embossed the whole thing with clear detail EP. Once I was done with that, I grabbed my brayer again and marvy matchables ink pads in Salvia Blue, Light Blue, and Prussian Blue to do the sky. The grass was done with Light green, Turquoise, and Green. I used the torn paper again to do the grassy hills. I used a green staedtler marker to hand draw some grass here and there. I mounted the tree to the same cardstock colors as the cow, punched the corners and added copper brads. Then i grabbed another piece of white cardstock and stamped another tree. I did the same process to color it as before but this time I picked a section I liked and cut it out. I added this to the card between the tree panel and the cow panel. I thought this would tie the two elements together. Once I put these three pieces together, I adhered the entire thing to a large piece of creamy caramel that I embossed in my Cuttlebug. After that was put together, I attached it to my card base which is chocolate.Here is the finished card! I like how it turned out. Very colorful and vibrant in person. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions please let me know!