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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 3 CDS sneak peek #2 -"Monkey Love"

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

Card Recipe:
CS/PAPERS: K&Company's "Happy Trails" stack, Bazzill, Flourishes "European watercolor paper
INK: Staz-On
ACCENTS/TOOLS: orange brads, Ranger Stickles in Orange Peel and Yellow, Crystal Effects,
COLORING: watercolors
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!
True :D


Christine said...

Wonderful details!

Stacy Morgan said...

Awww... Very cute, the sun looks awesome.

Leah l'Orange said...

um, yeah, True? this is flippin' WONDERFUL. your sun, the shadows, the softness of it all... GORGEOUS.

Cassie said...

Awesome coloring, True ;D

crafty creations said...

Another great card Trudy - thanks for joining us at Lotstodo - hope to see you in the New Year xx Hilda

Shawne said...

Hey there True! Once again you did me proud! You know I think you did an AMAZING job on this card, the sun is gorgeous(it all is!)! It was fun reading about how you did it all, TFS!

Andrea said...

Your card is fabulous - the sun is fantastic, shadows wonderful, love the paper piercing, and the sentiment looks fab stamped directly on the image! I just love it all!
Love, Andrea xx

Beautiful Greetings said...

Love this True! The sun is gorgeous and I always love your soft colors and PERFECT stitching :)

Pat said...

Stunning card, love everything about it. Thank you for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week. Happy New Year.

Pat xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge. xx

auntbeespickles said...

Wow True, this is a wonderful card! Love the shinny sun and leaves. Love the shadow on the ground! Great job girl!

Kevin Renz said...

Love all your details True... especially your sun. That texture is great.

Anja's weblog said...

Hi True,

Wow, what a stunning card!! And a lot of work and detail. I love everything about it. The paper, the colors and how you've coloured. Totally my taste:))


Denise @ kc242 said...

True This card is just amazing. I love how you thought of doing the scroll on the side. Just lovely!

Tricia T said...

Always gorgeous work, True! I love the watercoloring and the piercing!!

Chrissie said...

Wow What a cutie!
Thanks for participating in the MTTC Challenge this week!
Happy New Year!

Daniele said...

just stunning work happy new year from MTTC hugs x

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