Thursday, September 9, 2010

One step at a time

This cute turtle is from Doodle Pantry and ever since I saw him I've LOVED him, and I've been trying to make a card with him. I wanted to colour him realistically and I discovered I need waaay more practice! I must have thrown out at least 6 watercoloured images, I've kept one (that I did with prisma markers) I really like but its more of a solid green, cute, but not what I wanted. It took me a while but I think I did it. I love brayering and for this card I knew that I wanted a digi sentiment. I've never printed a sentiment over my brayering, just a stamped one, so I left the cardstock as an 8 1/2 x 11. I want to try printing on a cut piece of cardstock since a lot of times I don't know in advance what I'm going to make. Any suggestions about what you do or don't do would be appreciated! The inside of the card has two of the sentiments that come with the set combined "Just saying hello and wishing you peace in a time of trouble." I've entered this into Charisma Cardz challenge which is to do something new or something not done before and the Stamp Something challenge which is to stamp something cute. This guy is totally adorable!
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Turtle Hello, Stampin Up Weathered and Inspired by Nature, Firecracker Designs Elephants on Parade
Paper: basic black, whisper white, apricot appeal
Ink: river rock, kiwi kiss, always artichoke, basic black, classic/craft apricot appeal, tangerine tango, dusty durango, cherry cobbler, versamark
Other: clear embossing powder, pearls, ribbon, 2" circle punch, Stampin Up crystal effects (turtles eyes)

9 comments:

  1. Wowza, Dawn, another beauty!!! Your coloring blow me away! fabby brayered bg too! Love it!
    hugs & blessings!

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  2. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us this week over at Stamp Something.

    Hugs Jo xxx

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  3. Great coloring on this adorable turtle, and I love the sentiment you used. I'm not sure what you mean about printing on cut card stock, but I do have a video here that shows you how to place text where you want it to be on your card if that is what you mean.

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  4. How pretty! Nice colors and beuatiful bow!

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  5. This is so cute! I´m a big turtle lover my selfe :-) and you have colored him so very pritty! xx Bianca

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  6. wow this one is great love the sunset its beautiful hugs christa

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  7. Gotta love turles and this guy is soooooo cute!. Love how you coloured him and of course that brayered background is superb! Nice, nice, nice......

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  8. Hi Dawn, this is just beautiful! I looks like this turtle is in Africa! Just stunning!

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  9. beautifully done, thanks for joining charisma

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