Monday, February 21, 2011

Just sitting here thinking of you

Good Monday morning! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I spent my weekend in my jammies making cards! The kids were all off at friends houses and it left me so much free time! I could get used to it!! lol

I had this card in my head. I just needed to make sure I executed it properly so that it was all proportioned right and everything was in comparable scale to one another.
thinking of you

thinking of you parts

I love this Whiff of Joy stamp. I really wanted to use it to represent me in the card for my sweet friend who is going through a lot right now. Willow looks a lot like I did when I was younger.

The Hero Arts chair was too small for Willow to sit in, as was the table. So I stamped them on plain white paper, scanned them into my computer and made digital brushes out of the chair and table so that they would be the same scale as Willow. It worked beautifully. I also scanned Willow in so that I could sit her in the chair as I increased it size to make sure it all worked.

When I had everything proportioned correctly I printed it out. I colored them in and designed the room. For the table I printed it in black then I covered it in Distress Rock Candy Crackle paint. I love the subtle effect it left. For the picture frames I stamped the puppy and kitten and then colored them in. I cut it down to fit in the concho and then covered them with Glossy Accents so it looked like real picture frames. I also found a little clock face that fit perfectly in the circle concho. I drew little hands on it with a Souffle pen it worked beautifully on the plastic face of the clock. I stamped the flowers/vase and cut them out (a big ole pain...but so worth it) and then covered them in glossy accents too.

I used Basic Grey Nook & Pantry paper for the background. I stamped the Hero Arts wood grain stamp for the floor. I also wanted a picture on the side wall. I just stamped a Hero Arts Butterfly stamp repeatedly in different color distress inks and then cut it on an angle so that it looked like it was on a side wall. I used a gold leaf pen to create the frame of it.

That's it. It was kind of a lot of work but my friend is so very worth it.

Have a GREAT Monday! :)

Supplies used:
Carstock: Martha Stewart note card (5x7), The Paper Company (kraft), Absolutely Everything (white that was printed lss)
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stamps: Hero Arts (CL480 Chair, table, Quote, CL491 Butterfly, CL484 dog and kitten, S5208 Woodgrain, S5507 envelope pattern) Whiff of Joy
Ink: Momenta, Memories, Distress by Ranger
Paint: Distress Crackle by Ranger
Embossing powder: Stampendous
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Markers: Copic
Other: Clock face, Heidi Swapp; Conchos, Scrapworks, Gold Leaf Pen, Krylon
Adhesive; Glossy Accents, Tombow


Tiffany said...

Super darling card and sooo many wonderful details to stare it! Wow! Love your colors and perfect photos too, hope you are enjoying your crafty time!

Sarah said...

Wow! Fabulous scene, Michelle!

Barb said...

Amazing creativity, Michelle! Beautiful digi work with fabulous results! Love this!

Jill said...

TOTAL work of art and genius! I love this scene-- so impressive!