Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm thinking "Rustic Elegance"?
While rounding up goodies to make this June Rose card (a gorgeous new set from Clear Dollar Stamps...check it out right here), I stumbled upon several sheets of this really cool self-adhesive burlap fabric...guess I've had it for a few years and had forgotten about it (doncha love those kind of surprises?!). At first I thought "hefty frayed burlap with sweet, delicate roses?" But when I layed my matted image on top of the burlap, I just LOVED the contrast (is 'juxtaposition' the proper term?)! So this one is definitely a "think outside the box" card!

And be it my camera or just the nature of the on-line world, but alot of my "outside the box" elements don't show up here in my pic....grrrr! I KNOW my camera is a bit out-of-date and I need to be thinking about a new one, but it's by no means an antique, and I DO use an official, professional light box. So why aren't my details showing up?!?? I would love some advice from any of you seasoned photographers/bloggers out there! But because I took the time to pop up parts of my image AND add raindrops to my roses, I'm posting a close-up anyway, out of focus as it may be:



Can you see the raindrops a little bit on that far flower (near the bottom, popped-up part)?

If you haven't stopped by the Clear Dollar website recently, be sure and make a note to do so... TONS of new goodies released this month and lots of inspiration in the Clear Dollar gallery to go along with your purchases! For more ideas using the June Rose set, check out this page of the gallery. And for even more fun, click on my fellow dt members' blogs listed in my side bar. With all these ideas & inspiration, you're sure to put your papercrafting mojo in high gear!

Now for the details on this card:

Stamps: June Rose - Clear Dollar Stamps
Inks: VersaColor "Pinecone" pigment ink (w/Stampendous Clear Detail embossing powder); Staz-On "Timber Brown"; Ranger "Antique Linen" Distress ink
Markers: Copic #YR24 (w/airbrush system)
Coloring Medium: Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists: Coral, Lemon Zest, Lily Pad, Tiger Lily, Pearl (for back-
ground paper); PrismaColor colored pencils & mineral spirits (for coloring rose image)
Cardstock: SU Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Bravo Burgundy
Specialty Papers: The Paper Palette self-adhesive burlap fabric; creme vellum
Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Small Labels & Labels Four; Martha Stewart Cornice edge punch; Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder
Embellishments: SU "Antique Brass" Hodgepodge Hardware; Offray "Old Gold" ribbon; Gartner "Champaigne" gemstones
Misc. Supplies: SU dimensional glaze (for raindrops on roses!); raised adhesive glue dots; paper piercing tool

If you haven't stopped by the Clear Dollar website recently, be sure and make a note to do so... TONS of new goodies released this month, and lots of inspiration in the Clear Dollar gallery to go along with your purchases! For more ideas using the June Rose set, check out this page of the gallery. And for even more fun, click on my fellow dt members' blogs listed in my side bar. With all these ideas & inspiration, you're sure to bump your papercrafting mojo into high gear!

Thanks for visiting today...Be back soon with more card featuring more Clear Dollar June releases!

2 comments:

Nancy B. aka Jean said...

Beautiful card!!



The only thing I can think of. would be the lighting that you're using, and the angle. White Backgrounds or lighter background help your card to show up better.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Your shading is fabulous and a great sketch.