Friday, February 15, 2008

Card Sketch #52 - leaves

Changing things up for a twist on this card sketch.

The leaf panels are done using Memories mist pigment spray ink. Memories is made by Stewart Superior, who makes the Palette Hybrid line of ink pads. The stamp is misted lightly with water and stamped onto a heavy cardstock. Then you spray the mist ink over the top to get the watercolor effect. I then stamped the leaves in green chalk ink that matches.

The round chipboard label is painted black using craft paint and then sprayed with a glaze. It's popped up on the card using dimensionals. Olive green brads are added to the sides and keeping with the olive color theme here, I added a strip of grosgrain ribbon to the right hand side.

The Memories Mist comes in a multitude of colors and is a lot of fun to work with. I found that this company has it the cheapest so far.

Memories Mist - Wheatgrass
Memories Chalk ink in green
Stamps - Leaf branch from SU best blossoms
Bazzill basics card stock in - ivory, olive green and black
Label Chipboard
Black craft paint
Glaze spray paint
Grosgrain ribbon

By the way - As I was looking for the March Newsletter on the TAC web site, I found out that one of my submissions for our monthly contests was chosen for a "featured artist" spot! I posted a link to it down under contest publications if you want to check out what I did!


Vanna B said...

Laurie....this card is simply amazing.... I love it!!!

Stampin' Meg said...

wow what a cool background-Congrats on getting picked as a featured artist!!!

Corie said...

WOW this is sooooooo beautiful

Rosella said...

WOW! Great sketch! Great card too! And, last but not leats, congratulations!!

PaperAddict said...

What a great sketch - and card! Love the colors!