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Thursday, April 8, 2010

My pieced Card Patterns#58 for Mother's Day


Hi there everyone! I have made another card and this time it qualifies for two challenges, this one over on the Moxie Fab World blog and Card Patterns Sketch 58. I believe that I am on time for both of these ;)
Here is the sketch that I started with. I stamped this beautiful Lockhart stamp directly onto a thin cherry veneer wood sheet that I picked up a few weeks ago at a lovely stamp store in Salado, TX and used a Label Nestability die to frame it. I then stamped the image again onto this Crate patterned paper from the Brook collection and cut out the balls of yarn. Sponged the edges with PTI Aqua Mist ink and adhered with dimensional foam over the knitting basket image.
I added deeper colour to the knitting needles with a Spica Atyou sparkling pen and that was it for the main image.
I had tried to shade the basket with Copic markers, but due to the porous characteristics of the real wood, the "bleeding" result was not exactly what I intended, so I just left the basket as is. I guess I could have taken a Prismacolour pencil to it, but I am just thinking of that now....next time!
I used another selection from the Crate paper and made my horizontal panel, stamped the PTI sentiment from Delightful Dahlias directly onto the dp and layered it onto the solid colour, which I had used an EK Success border punch on the bottom edge.
I stamped in Ocean tides and cut out the PTI flower images from the Beautiful Blooms II set and set the bottom row of flowers onto some Crate paper circles that I punched from the sheet. The top row of flowers is on dimensional foam pieces. That's it...hope you like it!

Chriss

7 comments:

  1. Fabulous - love the basket! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

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  2. Love your basket of yarns! It's a really sweet take on the CP sketch! :)

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  3. This is so sweet Chriss! I love the stamping on wood grain. What a great idea.

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  4. Awesome card, love the idea of using cherry veneer!

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  5. Hey Chriss! Thanks so much for entering the Picking Up the Pieces Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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