Friday, July 16, 2010

Tea Stain teddy

Greetings to all my lovely visitors :-)  It is always humbling to know that people visit and enjoy my art.

This card is one I made for a child, using a sketch challenge, and I broke the mold and used a digi stamp!!

The stamp is by Designed 2 Delight and was a freebie over at Crafters Digital Art Centre, a new web 'community' - and it is really challenging to branch out!

I ended up printing this image out twice as one corner of the paper bent over the first time through, but this turned out to be advantageous, as I cut the bear out of the 'spoilt' copy and used  the balance as a negative stencil to sponge the Tea Stained ink over him.  I was not pleased with the result, so sponged some gold ink down his tummy, and then use water colour paints to add some dimension and shading.

The flower was painted with water colours, and then I masked the flower to sponge the sky, which did not work as I wanted, so then I added the clouds which redeemed it somewhat.

This panel was mounted with dimensional tape on to the corrugated card, and then added the spellbinders 'doodles' before mounting the whole on the patch-worked background.  

This looked flat, so I added the gold kindy 
glitz which lifted the whole .

I added the sentiment embossed with gold to finish the card. 

 I don't usually work with quite so much yellow, or quite such a strong yellow, but it was also intended for a colour challenge.... I am not sure that I completed that one successfully, but I gave it a go and stretched myself!

I am linking this to 

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #62

Thank you for calling by - may your day be blessed with much joy. 


pam124 said...

Maxine, you did a terrific job on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week! I'm glad you stretch yourself because you really did do a super sweet job on this adorable image. I've just gotten used to using digis too and it can be addictive, especially since you can re-size it. I think you showcased this digi wonderfully and I LOVE your panels, sparkle, corrugated paper and sponging.

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I hope you can come out and play with us next week!


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - I love your MMSC card - good on you for 'taking the leap' and using a digi - I have come to love them - VERY QUICKLY! (Chalks work really well with them!) You have created a fabulous card for a child - I love the swirls and your fabulous SKY! You are your own worst enemy - it is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week Maxine - we love to see you play along! {{{hugs}}}

Carol Hurlock said...

Maxine I just love your bear!!! Oh my gosh he is just adorable. Your card is just so cute! Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Priscilla said...

Super fun card..I really really love the gold on this one. You did a great job :) Such a wonderful entry and great take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.

MMSC Hostess