Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Manliest pink trees you ever saw!

This is my card for the Unity Challenge Wednesday, where we were to make masculine cards. I received this totally awesome 'happiness' stamp as a free gift with my first order from Unity. When I realised it was the same length as these mini giggle grove trees from the September Kit of the Month, I wanted to have the trees growing out of the word happiness! It was super-easy to line these up withOUT using any kind of stamp positioner; I did a test stamping of the trees just out of prudence to make sure the trunks ended where I thought they did from the back side of my acrylic handle.

I coloured the trees in using three shades of Prismas (Blush Pink first, followed by Pink around the edges, followed by blending using the Blush Pink pencil crayon again, followed by some highlighting around the edges with Dark Umber to make them blend in more with the papers). Then I topped the leafy parts off with a convex layer of Liquid Glass by Plaid -- love the effect now that I'm comfortable using this product!!! To tone down the stark white focal layer, I stippled the edges with Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo inks. To help balance the patterns in the background layers, I also doodled a dashed border using the Burnt Sienna Prisma. To finish it off, I mounted the focal piece on dimensionals, and it looks really cool in real life.

Stamps: Unity gift 'happiness', trees from Unity's September KOM

Paper: True Thyme cardstock (SU, retired); white cardstock by Domtar; Saturate, Instill, and Condense patterned papers from Basic Grey's Infuse collection.

Ink: Coffee Bean Brilliance ink, Dark Moss fluid chalk ink by Clearsnap, Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo Distress inks.

Other: liquid glass by Plaid, Coluzzle circle template, stipple brush, Prisma pencil crayons.

And now for something completely different -- a pic of my cat Fozzie!!! He LLLOOOOOVVVVES doing the faceplant into his Daddy's arm!!!!!


Ryann said...

Awwww Fozzie is too cute!

liannallama said...

I love how you made the pink trees here--I never would have thought of pink but they look super--great job!

JenMarie said...

If my kitty was doing this, it'd be because she was biting me! ;)

Alli Miles said...

Great card--love the colours! Thanks for stopping by my blog today Mel :)

Carla said...

love these stamps and the card you made with them! All the elements came together beautifully!!

Your cat is adorable! I love the face plant!! I have eight cats!!