Good Sunday morning. Today is day two of the SplitcoaststampersDare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. Have you had a desire to be on the Dirty Dozen design team? This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the alumni team members. Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits of being a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.
I became interested in paper crafting back in 2003 when I attended an all day Stampin’ Up! stamp camp. In 2004 I found and joined the Splitcoaststampers community and have been a faithful member and participant ever since. There are so many talented people there who not only share their creativity to help others learn but also support and encourage people new to the community and paper crafting. I attribute all of my creative growth and every thing I have learned over the years to the members of this community. I had never held a paintbrush, sketch pen, or marker in my hand in 2003 and never knew I could possibly create a free hand scene like my project today. Not that it is a great piece of art but it is something that I truly loved making and will be proud to send with a note to someone I care about.
I sketched out the flower pots with a Rusty Hinge distress marker and lightly touch the lines with a damp brush to move the ink to fill in for a watercolor appearance. When dried I sketched the Ines again with the marker add more definition. I sketched in the grassy sprigs and wildflower stems with a Peeled Paint distress marker and once again used the damp brush to smudge the ink. I used mini applicators to apply Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo to fill in the grass/ground area. I used the brush tip end of a Spiced Marmalade distress marker to add the tiny orange flowers. I dried the scene with my heat gun and then lightly sponged in the sky area using Tumbled Glass distress ink with a Color Box stylus and foam tip.
I decided to create simple layers and frame the scene with ribbon borders the way I would have years ago when we didn’t have all the fancy die cut and punched frames available. I just couldn’t resist adding the three tiny die cut butterflies from the Memory Box Butterfly Delights set.
I am so happy you dropped by today and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
Card size: 4.25” square Ribbon: Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie
Note: I keep the full list of my regularly used tools in my supply links below. Some may not have been used in today’s project.