Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Seagulls

Yay, it's sketch challenge Wednesday on SCS! Here's the link to today's sketch from Roxie. I like it!!

The awesome seagull image is one that my friend Janice brought along this past weekend for us to play with. I'm sorry, I don't have the name of the stamp, but it's by Inkadinkadoo and I believe she said she found it at AC Moore. Thanks Janice!!

The image was colored with a combination of copic markers and prisma pencils. The prisma pencils were blended with gamsol and stumps that I FINALLY bought at the stamp show this past weekend. Up until then, I had been using baby oil to blend prismas...either product works just fine, but I think I like the gamsol just a little more now that I've tried the two ways. Oh, and the gamsol that I bought from Inky Antics at the show does NOT have any odor or fumes. {smile}

I stamped the image twice so I could use one for the base image and one for popping up on dimensionals. The larger white base layer is sponged in creamy caramel, and then I used the speckle stamp from the Itty Bitty Backgrounds set stamped in Basic Brown.

The edges of the inside panel are sponged in Creamy Caramel, and then I stamped some starfish, sand dollars, and shells in So Saffron and Basic Brown from the Crafty Secrets Seaside set.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Seagulls (not sure of exact name), SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Crafty Secrets Seaside
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, White, Real Red
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Copics
Accessories: Prisma Pencils with Gamsol and stumps, White Brads, Real Red Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals, Horizontal Slot Punch, Sponge
Technique: Gamsol, Sponging


Happy Hump Day!

21 comments:

Carolyn King said...

this is gorgeous..love the inside too. I really love that stamp--very pretty!

Janice M said...

It turned out GREAT Denise!! Love how you popped it up.

Julia Aston said...

Gosh - this is lovely Denise! wonderful coloring and it looks so grand popped up! love the splatter on the edges and the nice inside stamping! I've started doing a little of that too - inspired by you!!

LeAnne said...

Awesome card, Denise....you know I love anything that has to do with the beach! And these seagulls don't make any mess!!! :D
LeAnne

Heather said...

This is absolutely stunning! I just stumbled onto your blog today! I'm saving you! LOL...Anyways, I can't find an email address for you, could you please email me...handmstamps@hotmail.com

Thank you,
Heather R.

Wendy said...

Denise, this is such a pretty card! I think your coloring is perfect and I love the look of popping up the image! Nice job on the challenge!

Shannon Erskine said...

Denise this is so pretty!! You did a wonderful job on this card! Love the dimension on your card and great coloring! See going to the beach gave you great inspiration!LOL!Maybe I need to use that line on my hubby!LOL!

Silke said...

FANTASTIC CARD!!! I love the image and as always your coloring is just superb!!! Another thing I love about your cards is that you are stamping the inside - simply fabulous idea and they look gorgeous inside and out!!!

Can't wait to see what wonderful creations you are coming up with next.....

Mercy said...

beautifully done...went immediately into my faves! awesome work!

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful job with the sketch, and I love the dimension!! Just a fabulous card!!!

Anderson Arts Online said...

THANKS for sharing this card! WOWSERS that is awesome coloring! Love your take on the sketch, that ribbon is nautical when put with beachy scenes! Beautiful work!

I found you a few weeks ago and check on you daily! Love your work, it is amazing!

Sandy said...

Amazing card Denise. Love the extra depth from the popped up images. Very beachy!! So sweet of Janice to share such a wonderful image. I'll bet your beach weekend inspired this card. Great job!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOWSER! This is amazing! Fabulous detail, love the paper tole style...this is frame-able art girl! Love it!

Jen said...

I love this! I can almost smell the ocean air from here...lol. Beautiful job with the colouring.

Heidi said...

This is beautiful!
Heidi

beate said...

Absolutely stunning card, Denise. Your coloring and layering is wonderful!
Hugs and smiles

Kim said...

This card is simply beautiful! I love what you did with the sketch, but even more so, I love the detail you put into the card. Just stunning!

Dawn said...

Oh - I love this. The popped up images are great.

dpkennedy said...

This is just fantastic! I love this image and your coloring and dimension just give it life!!

Sarah D said...

this is my fav card by you i love it!!!!

Alyssa said...

I love how you finish the inside of your cards - a practice I will have to pick up now that you've shown me what an impact it can make. simply gorgeous throughout your blog :o)