Friday, 31 July 2009

Stamp Something Challenge

Hi all and happy Friday.

Well it's now a week since I was made redundant, and I'm feeling a little better now. That's because of the therapy I've been receiving....Retail Therapy!! and let me tell you, it's just what I needed. I've treated Sophie & Jordan, and bought a 'few' crafty bits for me. I'm off to town today to buy a new lens for my camera, and maybe a few more treats for myself. I have to be mindful though, I know this money won't last forever, AND I need to get a new job too. But for now I'm happy.
Now then, I made a card for the Stamp Something challenge, but misunderstood and got the wrong date. The bugs, butterflies and winged somethings was from last week..sigh...I really should pay more attention.
That said, I have decided to show my card anyway, since I have not posted any cards for over a week now. So here goes:

The papers are by My Minds Eye and fitted in with the jungle theme. The image is from Magnolia and coloured with Copic Markers. (By the way I've bought some new colours, so you'll be seeing them soon). I stitched around the image. I like this look at the moment, it just adds another dimension. I put a piece of acetate through an embossing folder, and rubbed black Stazon over the relief to highlight it, and stuck it behind the matted image. I added a squiggly line with a marker, around the circle too.

I added Glossy Accents to the rear lights of the vehicle, and cut out the windows, placing more acetate behind them to look like glass. You can't actually see it on this photo, but believe me it's there. The image was matted using silicone to give depth as you can tell by the shadow in the windows.

I chopped up the Magnolia Palm Tree to use the leaves on the ground rather like ferns, to give a bit of jungle undergrowth, and made some tiny flowers using shrink plastic, (a technique I borrowed from Louise, thanks sweetie) and I do love them. The bees were from another Magnolia stamp, but I cut them from Tilda's hand, coloured them using copics. I glittered the wings, then stamped again onto Fantasy film with Stazon, and cut the wings out only. It was a bit fiddly, I attached them with silicone to give that sheer irridescent look as though they're flying. Quite cute I thought.

So there you have it. Oh and the sentiment was computer generated. Hope you like it. I'm off to town now, more therapy....See ya later.

Take care.



Nilla said...

Wow, what a fantastic card! So many great details, well done! Hugs Nilla

Rach said...

A gorgeous card Debbie, love all the added detail that you have done. Have fun shopping.. a little retail therapy always helps.. big hugs rachxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debbie,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Debbie, this is just gorgeous with so much character. Love the inscription on the spare wheel ... great personal touch.
Have a great weekend.
So glad to hear that you are adjusting well.

Lynsey said...

Hi Debbie your card is amazing! I love all the details this must have taken you ages. I hope you have fun shopping in town! Let us know what you buy!
Hugs Lynsey:)

chris said...

you sound like you're having a great time, and you have certainly put your all into this card, its beautiful there are so many things going on. hope to see you soon love chris x

Bev said...

Absolutely amazing card hun - wow the detail is fantastic! x

Bridgette said...

Gorgeous card Debbie - your mojo is certainly alive and kicking - I scrolled down, beautiful photograph of the orchid, and I agree it would look stunning as a focal point in a room and as for retail therapy - who did it ever hurt? Enjoy the summer with the children and then re-evaluate after you've had some time to just 'be' - looking forward to seeing you on the 8th - Bridgette

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, such wonderful details and brilliant use of all the stamps.

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