Sunday, April 3, 2011

CASED from Paper Crafts

I made this for the Papertrey Make It Monday's Challenge to sponge and blend away! Now, I've made lots of 'scene' cards and can blend with the best, but this one took a life of it's own!

I started with the card from the front of the March/April 2010 Paper Crafts magazine, made by Heidi Van Laar. What a great card that is! I've been eyeing it all year, since my Mother is an artist and has a series of paintings with sticks attached to them, and she has an April birthday.

I wanted the blending to bring a setting sun to the scene, but as I started to sponge on the Enchanted Evening ink I could see that if I blended too much more it would be too dark- so I just ended early, lol.

Products are

Paper: Stampers Select, unknown polka dotted green

Ink: Enchanted Evening and Summer Sunrise, Spring rain, yellow from Studio g

Stamps: sentiment from Mixed Messages, Background Background Basics: Stars

Other things: Nestability label die, Cuttlebug tiny tag (I hand cut the layer under it), Butterfly sticker unknown, Twine from SU, leaf punch unknown, little twig from Mother Nature on a snowy day!


Margaret M said...

Beth I like your blending work and using an actual twig for your tree is a nice touch! Your mom will love this card!

Dana said...

Very pretty! Unique!

Two Rivers Soap Company said...

I think its lovely, Beth!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very sweet!

Alex said...

very cool! Love the twig