Saturday, July 31, 2010

Believe in your dreams


The July Challenge for Paperbag Studios is flowers.  All stamps I used are from Paperbag Studios.  I began by cutting some heavy chipboard using the Sizzix Alterations Tim Holtz Ornamental die.  I stamped the script image twice along the right side with Versamark Ink and embossed it with clear powder.  Distress Inks broken china, mustard seed, and wild honey were added to the chipboard using a blending tool and foam... flicked some water onto the chipboard, let it sit just a bit, blotted it up and dried it with a heat tool.  The single flower was stamped onto the chipboard with Adirondack snowcap pigment ink.  The girl was stamped onto a scrap of white cardstock with Archival Ink jet black and colored with Distress Inks tumbled glass and mustard seed... I then used a wet paintbrush over the face area, blotted it and dried it to lighten it up.  Chalks were used to add the pink color to the lips and cheeks.  I tore the image out and layered it to a scrap of text paper colored with Distress Ink antique linen.  Glaze pen was used to color the flower and a sticky back gem added to the center.  "Believe in your dreams" was stamped on a scrap that I tore from around the girl and cut out.  Flowers punched from scrap cardstock, colored with Distress Ink broken china and then Glaze pen.  Lace, images, and flowers were added as shown.  "Stitching" added with the Inkssential white pen. 

6 comments:

Netty said...

Hi Wanda, this is gorgeous, love it. Annette x

Lori said...

Gorgeous piece, Wanda! Just love it!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is a wonderful piece Wanda! Love that stamp and the bright colors you chose for it. I have that set in a drawer, now I want to dig them out and make a card with them1 Thanks for the inspiration.

SusanK said...

Looks like a true midwestern girl! Great job!

Pam S. said...

she always makes me smile! I so love children stamps! lol Love how you painted her!
Pam Going Postal

Pam S. said...

Missed you yesterday!!!!
Pam Going Postal