This card is ironically large (6x6) for such a tiny subject: Thumbelina clip art. She was all printed out on gesso cardstock. She was embossed & coloured and I was tryin' desperately to make her into a 15 minute card (like some people(!) who must have a genetic advantage or take stamproids!] heehee. ;0) So the 15 minute card stretched into the 45 minute card & I gave up timing myself: it was only the image on a plain card! (I must be part sloth.)
Then, I converted it into a "real card" (feels like my first real card) 'cause I used Maria's wicked sweet sketch (here's another of her gorgeous examples using that same sketch) & here's the challenge to use it. If you haven't seen Maria's creations, then come on outta that cave and check her out; she ROCKs! This is the first sketch I've ever followed & now I'm hooked on her sketches. Good thing she has hundreds. :0)
This is an SU scallop punched, then cut into a daisy, then embossed with my favourite background stamp: a paisley (large design category) from Above the Mark (56005 I). (I used Versamark & clear e.p. on the scallop & on the main Coral coloured card too.) The sentiment inside of the Platinum Hodge Podge hardware is from Noteworthy (I touched it up a bit with a marker) & it's punched with the small oval punch. I put Silver Ice Stickles on it for some glitteriness. It's all layered on two Nestabilities scallops which are sandwiched to hide the brads & then I added black dots in permanent marker & some wee dots of Stickles. The whole thing is raised up on lots of Dimensionals.
The little butterflies are also raised on Dimensionals. They're 2 stamps from Fancy Pants From the Garden set. I stamped them on gesso cardstock so they'd be sturdy in Pretty in Pink & Cameo Coral marker (embossed with clear e.p.) They weren't workin'--just white with a faint pink at the point--and I wanted them to match the big butterfly in the clip art image...So, I outlined them with a fine-tipped permanent marker. The large butterfly was also coloured with Pretty in Pink & Cameo Coral markers but I embossed him with Iridescent Ice so he'd be blingy.
Other markers used to colour the image: SU markers: Blush blossom (Thumbelina) Certain Celery (gras & Lilly pads) & Only orange (for the fish) Close to my Heart markers: Breeze & Twilight. The faux stitching around the image is done by sketching in black stitches with a Stamp'n'Write marker & then dotting in silver Zig Painty pen details.
Cardstock: Cameo Coral & Cameo Coral Textured c.s. Certain Celery, Soft Sky, Cool Caribbean, Basic Grey patterned paper: Stella Ruby Clouds in the Park ste-731)
Thanks so much for stopping by! :0)