Earth Mother

Corrosive Challenge, Delicious Doodles, God/Goddess 1 Comment »

Well, here is my entry for this fortnights Corrosive Challenge, Maiden, Mother and Crone – sponsored by Delicious Doodles.  I had a hard time with the card because I didn’t have a clear picture in my head of what I wanted and the result wasn’t exactly what I was going for, so I’m not completely happy with it, but I guess it turned out ok.

Anyway, I used my cuttlebug and wood grain embossing folder to create the background.  I went over the raised parts with a white wax crayon, then used Tim Holtz distress stain (peeled paint and vintage photo) on it, and sponged off the excess, giving it the greenish brown textured background.  I was trying to make the bottom look sort of look like the ground, but I’m not sure that came across, for that I used some tan netting that I stained with the distress stain and glued down, then added my brads.  I cut out some butterfly clipart and added that to fill up some spaces.  I also cut out the leaves and popped them up for a bit of a 3-D feel.

HDH110 Medusa

God/Goddess, Halloween, Haunted Design House, Third Coast Stamps 2 Comments »

My card today if for the Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge “Gods and Monsters”  This is Medusa from Third Coast Rubber Stamps newest stamp release.  Isn’t she cool??  After coloring my image, I cut out the snakes to pop up around her head for the 3d effect, trying to make it look like they were crawling over each other.  It’s hard to capture in the picture, but I think it came out pretty cool.  For the background “snake skin” look, I used my Cuttlebug.

Supplies:  Stamps – Medusa Third Coast Rubber Stamps; Ribbon, Cuddlebug, Green Brads.  Colored with Copics.

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The Green Man

Bo Bunny, Delicious Doodles, God/Goddess, Green Man, Nature 1 Comment »

Created this card for yesterday’s Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge (SC297).  This fantastic Green Man digi image is from Delicious Doodles.  I had a bit of a hard time getting the leaves stuffed in the corner just the way I wanted them.  I glued, I taped, I cussed…..finally found some glue dots and just glue….dotted(?) like crazy.  It’s a real mess on the other side of that panel : p

I hand stitched all the way around the bottom panel, cause I’m crazy like that.  (Truth is, I could never manage to get the hang of the sewing machine, darn it!)  The only green thread I had was really thin, so it kept getting tangled.  More cussing for me.  I cut out my Green Man and popped him up with some foam tape to add some dimension.  Didn’t really care for that last thin top panel. I tried a few different things, but wasn’t happy with any of them, and by that time, my brain was starting to go numb, so I stuck with the original text piece.  

Card Details:  Digital Image: Delicious Doodles; Gold Pearls: Martha Stewart; Papers: Prima Marketing/Iron Orchid Designs “Harp”, Bo Bunny “Tuscany Prose”, Sande Krieger/Scenic Route.