Wednesday, October 1, 2008
One More from AO Snowy Woods
Today is the day! You can order your own set of Bluebird and Snowy Woods, and AO has some great specials. Check them out at www.artisticoutpost.com.
This card was made with Snowy Woods' beautiful door stamp. I stamped it in Basic Brown ink on Confetti Cream cardstock (Stampin;Up!), then colored the image with Derwent watercolor pencils and my Aquapainter brush. I added base color then used the Aquapainter to blend. I don't know how many layers I have on this, but the final hard details for the branches and wreath were added with the pencils alone. I used Stampin'Up!'s white pen to add the berries and branch highlights. Antique brass hardware corners are from RockCandy Studios. The little sentiment was stamped in SU Blue Bayou. The background swirl paper is from a slab I bought a couple of years ago, but I spritzed it with Patina Glimmer Mist (yummy stuff!) to get it close to the color I wanted for this background.
I'm off to drop hubby off at his friend's house - they're heading to Nashville for the International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Last year, they went a lot of parties and wound up with eighth row seats for the awards show, right in the middle of all the folks who were nominated. Larry got to rub elbows with some serious bluegrass musicians. I hope he has as much fun this year.
It's a beautiful day - go outside and enjoy living in the South!