Monday, February 18, 2013

Poppies

I had forgotten that I had bought this stamp which is a part of the set A Little Bit Sketchy by Sheena Douglass. I stamped it a few times to experiment with different coloring mediums. This was colored with Bic Mark-It alcohol markers that I bought at Walmart on a whim.


After I had colored it I liked the way it turned out so I decided to make it into a card. As it was stamped randomly it took some working out to make it work for a card but I quite like the way it turned out. After I punched the corners and the side I was left with a space. I hadn't used my punches in so long that I had forgotten that the paper had to be a certain size! To cover this up I used a craft knife to cut around the top of the poppy and the side of the stem so that the sentiment banner would hide my mistake.

2 comments:

Beccy said...

The poppies are gorgeous Jennie and you did a wonderful job colouring them in with the Bic markers. I'm very impressed with the way you added the sentiment banner... I never would have known there was a problem if you hadn't said anything.
Cheers,
Beccy

JD said...

I agree with what Beccy said, If you hadn't pointed out your problem I would not have never guessed that was not the way you intended to do your card in the first place. It makes a really neat design this way. My mother-in-law's favorite saying was always, Necessity is the Mother of invention! and she was so right. So many times my mistakes helped me to learn something new and become a positive thing.
Beautiful coloring on this card.