Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Twilight in the Park

Today's card uses a couple of stamp sets perhaps a little bit differently then what they were designed for.  Can you figure out which sets I used??


Stamp sets: Elements of Style, Artistic Etchings, Avairy
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Lucky Limenade, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Lucky Limenade, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Basic Black, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Old Olive write markers, Brayer, sponges, Top Note die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, white gel pen, bright designer brads, Stampin dimensionals, snail

The lamp post was made with the following stamp sets: 

Artistic Etchings item #120573

Elements of Style item# 120045

I drew the base and pole of the lamp post with a ruler and black marker, then added the swirl motif from the Elements of Style set on top of the post (stamping in Versamark then Basic Black).  To create the lamp I used the Eiffel tower from the Artistic Etchings set. If you look really close you'll see I've only used the bottom portion of the tower flipped upside down.  I highlighted the area I wanted to use with a Versamark marker then went over top with a Basic Black marker before I stamped.  The bird was added with my Stamp-a-ma-jig in Island Indigo ink stamped in Versamark first.  I then clear embossed and heat set the entire lamp post and bird.   

The sidewalk was masked off and Sahara Sand and Basic Gray were sponged on then Basic Black was used to make the lamp post shadows and the cracks in the sidewalk.  Next the grass area was masked off and Lucky Limenade then Old Olive were brayered on.  I flipped the mask over and brayered the sky with Blushing Bride then Wisteria Wonder.  I finished by adding highlights with a white gel pen and blades of grass along the sidewalk with Always Artichoke and Old Olive markers. 

Thanks so much for looking!                                                                            

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Smiles, Laurie said...

Very pretty card...and so neat using the piece of the Eiffel tower! Lovely.

Unknown said...

WOW!! This is beautiful and very clever!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #67 with a link back to your blog on 6-10-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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Linda Callahan said...

Wow - this is amazing! You are so creative - and artistic! Love how this turned out!

Linda said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Simply amazing.

LeAnne said...

This is so cool....I wish my brain could think out of the box like this!

Sandi said...

Beautiful Melissa!! Your brayering and total design are awesome.

Tandra said...

This is perfectly Brilliant!!!!!

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