Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A 5 Hour Creation

Ok, so maybe I don't stamp too often anymore because it takes me FOREVER to complete a card, lol! I started this card at 2:30 this afternoon, using the sketch Challenge over on SCS and didn't complete it until 8:30. This is according to my daughter who seemed to find it necessary to ask incredulously every so often..."are you STILL working on that card, Mom?" She graciously allotted me an hour for dinner prep/eating/clean up and announced that my "five hour card" was finally complete! *snort* (Sadly, it wasn't the coloring that took all that was the design of the card. Which is pathetic since I had a sketch to work off of!) Crazy!

The paper choices seemed to give me more agita than anything. I just didn't have anything that looked like the imaginary paper I saw in my head, lol. I knew I wanted to use our new Bird's Song set and once those things were finally decided upon, (Basic Grey decorative paper, chocolate chip card stock) I got to work. I stamped the leaf image on various colors of mottled paper and cut them out. Then I stamped the bird image on the paper vertically and colored it using Copic markers. It is colored to resemble a titmouse, one of various birds that has a bit of a crest on it's head. I "artfully" arranged the leaves to fall off the branch and gave them some dimension with pop dots as shown here:

Finally, I stamped the quote by Maya Angelou, cut it out with my oval cutter and added some interest by using some of our May Arts textured ribbon and a copper brad. The 3 pearl dots in the left corner were an after-thought, one by daughter told me was overkill. *grin*

So I hope you enjoy my creation, I hope the next time I stamp, it will be a bit less painful for all involved, lol! TTFN


Javablustamper said...

WOW!! Your creation is BEAUTIFUL!!! I do the same thing! I also have ALL kinds of DP and can never find JUST the right thing!! I think your hared work paid off though!! Absolutely incredible!! Now I HAVE to have that set!!! I don't usually do birds, but, seeing this? Who wouldn't want to TRY? TRY being the key word!! Thank you for such AWESOME inspiration!! Have a FABULOUS day!!

Take care!

Stampin_melissa said...

Beautiful Kristin!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Holy cow, Kristen! This is gorgeous! I can see why it took you so long! The details are amazing! :)

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

5 hours is worth it! Your coloring is AMAZING!