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Thursday, August 19, 2010

OLW16 Stamp a Scene

These cards were created for Susan's challenge One Layer Wednesday - to stamp a scene.  I think I'm a bit off on my card creating today but oh well, it is what it is.  The first card is my 4th attempt to create what I had in my head!  I thought the image was bigger than it is and this is a 4.25 square card!
I went with the 1/3rd principle but it sure looks unbalanced to me.  First I stamped the silhouette image with Versafine Onyx Black and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used Taylored Expressions Cloud background with Memento Summer Sky ink after masking the bottom with a post-it note.  I sponged in the grass, colored in a bit of the sun (it needed something else!!) and then stamped the sentiment.  I probably should have stamped the sentiment a little higher in the blue sky part - maybe that is what would make it look more balanced.
This next one was much easier!  This is one image from Inkadinkado.  I stamped it and colored it in with SU! markers.  Easy one!
Thanks for coming by!
Supplies: Stamps - Flourishes, Inkadinkado, Taylored Expressions; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Cottage Ivy; Misc - SU! markers, sponge, clear EP

13 comments:

  1. Fun cards, Harriet! Nice job on Susan's challenge.

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  2. The first card has such a cute design and I love the image on the second one. You know how I love simple cards. :)

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  3. I love your scene and it turned out great!!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  4. The children dancing on the hill is such a happy scene. What a great stamp! Both are cards to make someone smile.

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  5. This made me smile! I love your scene Harriet!
    Who makes the stamp of the children?

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  6. Both cards are really good fun. They are so cheerful and made me smile.

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  7. Your first card is so much fun!!!! I love the style of that particular sentiment and all the wonderful cloudy sky fun!!! The second card is lovely too!!

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  8. Love the stamp on that first card! I think that is one I definitely need to add to my shopping list! Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. I love your wonderful cards, Harriet!!

    Congratulations on your selection to the Friends of Speedy the Cat's Blog Team!!

    What fun it will be working with you!!!

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  10. Both cards are wonderful! Beautiful work!

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  11. I like the idea for your first card. Nice stamp.

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  12. Aww, that first scene is adorable, Harriet! And the second is so cheerful...that sentiment is fabulous!

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