Thursday, October 29, 2009
First Thanksgiving Card of the season.
This is my first Thanksgiving Card for the season. I only Plan to make 4 or 5 So I can focus my attention on completing all my Christmas Cards. I used this Shy Bear: Bountiful Blessings from Squigglefly. I just Love their digital images. I used the sketch from Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #25. I printed the image on semi-gloss photo paper so the ink would not dry so fast. I sprinkled the image with my embossing powder and only the heavy shaded areas pick it up. So the image is not fulled embossed only highlighted embossed. I colored the image using my Tim Holts Distress inks and Inkssentials pen nibs. They work amazing for coloring in small areas. The color kept fading in certain areas when I tried heat setting the ink so I had to go over some areas several times. The photo paper really gives it a cool look. I will have to try it again. I was just playing around last night and got lucky the image turned out to my liking. I will have to play around with the technique. I matted the image and distressed the edges for the My Time To Craft Rip it Up Challenge. It also fits under the Papertake Weekly Challenge Spots-n-Stripes. The Theme qualify's it for the Crafty Creations Thanksgiving/gratitude challenge. I just love doing these challenges as it makes me step out of my comfort zone and it's great inspiration for sketches and colors I may not have original chosen for a cards design. Thanks for taking the time to look at my Work. Now I need to get back to my girlfriends Safari mini baby album or it won't be done before the baby arrives. (Which is in 2 weeks, I'm so excited for her).