Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Artistic Outpost-Serenity

Hi everyone! I thought I would share a card I made this morning using Artistic Outpost stamps and Nestabilities. This really just started by me stamping and embossing the gorgeous scene stamp. I was playing around with my Inktense watercolor pencils and trying to find my mojo! After I was done coloring it, I thought it looked like a little mini painting that needed a frame. So, I pulled out my Nesties and started cutting out frames. I did the black one (and inked with Versamark and embossed with clear to add texture) and then a larger blue one that I also embossed with a Cuttlebug folder after embossing the Nestabilities part. Then, finally onto another black frame. These frames are all layed together with a ribbon woven through the sides and added to the card (stamped image is flat to black base card) on pop dots to create a raised frame around the scene. Finally, I added a bow to one side and two buttons to the other. It is a pretty simple card, I but I was happy with the final result.

Materials: PAPER: High Gloss-black, Colormates-Heritage White (WorldWin Papers), Light blue cardstock STAMPS: Serenity (Artistic Outpost) INK: Versamark (Tsukineko) OTHER: Nestabilities-Long Curved Rectangles (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Birds and Swirls (ProvoCraft), Inktense Watercolor Pencils, Black/Clear eps, White satin ribbon, silver & black buttons

I know I have been a bit quiet on my blog lately. That is because I have been doing alot of planning for the upcoming blog hop event at The Pink Elephant. Yes!! It is THIS weekend and the fun starts at 7 PM EST on Friday night. You won't want to miss all that we have in store for you...challenges, games, tutorials, prizes! Hope to see you there!

Have a creatively wonderful day!

12 comments:

Debby said...

OMG Robin this is stunning! Beautiful beauiful beautiful!!!

Nettie said...

Lovely card Robin, really like the frame effects. Also like your new blog makeover!

Carol said...

This is beautiful Robin....and thanks for all your hard work with the TPE stuff!...i'm getting excited now :)

Hugs
Carol x

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Whoa! Robin, this is a stunner!! Awesome work here!! ~Lori R

Shar said...

Fabulous! I love the frame and you're coloring is awesome!

Sue said...

Absolutley stunning card, luv the frame, sue.x

Angela said...

This is Fabulous... Awesome frame, colors, card, everything...

Ann said...

oh wow I just love this Robin. The frames work beautifully and the scene is just amazing.

Ann xxx

Jenny Gropp said...

this is a WOW card! Love it!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So beautiful!!

WendyP said...

fantastic gorgeous elegant card - i love it !! smiles W

Terrie B x said...

This is `stunning` Robin!!♥