Saturday, July 09, 2011

Summer Swing

This card is for Friday's (yesterday) Free for All Challenge - F4A72 - "good ole summer time".  I just got this Stampendous stamp the other day from Country Lane Crafts in Cloverdale.  It's so adorable and reminds me of summer days at Cariboo Park when I was little.  I loved the swings ... and I also remember a game of spinning, spinning, spinning and then falling to the ground and watching the clouds roll by.  Hope you like.

"Summer Swing"
Stamps:  Tree Swing (Stampendous)
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Baja Breeze; Stampin' Write markers: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories & Tools: sponges, cardstock for mask
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I inked the stamp with Stampin' write markers:  Early Espresso for tree trunk and branches, Old Olive for leaves and Soft Suede for the swing.  I used the Soft Suede to fill in the tree trunk and branches, So Saffron to fill in the leaves and Sahara Sand to fill in the swing.  I sponged Old Olive at the bottom of the tree and lightly sponged Baja Breeze for the sky at the top.

I created the background "cloud" paper by making a mask from cardstock.  I used a pencil to draw a line of random-sized "bumps".  I then cut it out and used it as a mask, lightly sponging with Baja Breeze.  I moved the mask around and changed the angles so the clouds are random.  I mounted the background paper onto the card base of Baja Breeze.

I mounted the main image onto a frame of Baja Breeze and adhered it to the card, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

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