Hi and welcome to day #3 of Clear Dollar Stamp's sneak peeks.
This stamp set is titled "Monkey Love" and was illustrated by my friend Shawne Arnold. Don't you just love it? I know I do!
It will be available January 1st.
I had a ton of fun doing this card. I got to use one of my favorite techniques which is using color, glitter and shine to make the sun look as if it is really shining. I also love the look I got by dabbing on shadows at their feet. By dabbing it gave it a textured , grassy look and helped accentuate the fact that the sun was "shining". I also glossed up the leaves on the tree and the bush so they shimmer in the sunlight too.
I found this dreamy sky paper in K&Company's "Happy Trails" stack and I thought by layering the same paper then emulating it with the sky in the painted image, that it would add to the "dreamy" theme that the sentiment implies. I didn't want to add a separate layer for the sentiment so I stamped it directly on the designer paper which meant I had to off-center the main picture. That left some extra blank space so I drew out a simple scrolled line that looks a little like the vines in the image and the scrolls on the sentiment, paper pierced them, then erased the lines. I think that tied it all together. Notice that I double stamped the sentimnet...my little trick to give it a "dreamy" effect too.
I guess I did a lot of thinking on this card! LOL!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Anything but Christmas
Lots To Do - Free Theme
Polka Doodle - Free Theme
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes!
My Time To Craft - Anything Goes
CDS STAMPS USED: Monkey Love
CS/PAPERS: K&Company's "Happy Trails" stack, Bazzill, Flourishes "European watercolor paper
ACCENTS/TOOLS: orange brads, Ranger Stickles in Orange Peel and Yellow, Crystal Effects,
TECHNIQUES: Sunshine with glitter, paper piercing, paper piecing, 3D, tole'', sewing
Please don't forget to check out the other awesome DT's blogs to see the beautiful creations they are offering. You can click on the names under "Our Clear Dollar Stamp Design Team" in my upper left hand sidebar to visit them all or click HERE to go to Laurie Wilson's blog. She is our illustrious DT Leader and always posts links to who is showing each set. She is way more organized then I and you can see her pretty wares while you're there! :)
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Please check back later today and every day thru the end of the year for more sneak peeks.
As always, your comments are greatly appriciated!
Thanks again for dropping by!