Thursday, September 16, 2010

Smeared Ink Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone to another FANTABULOUS Smeared Ink blog hop!!  Today's theme was ORANGE!!  It had to be used somewhere in the project.

So here's what I've got for you!!

My card base is DP from a DCWV mat stack.  My next layer is PTI chocolate cardstock followed by a layer of older SU! DP, followed lastly by a slice of Crate Paper DP.

Our gorgeous Bird Nymph is stamped using Momento ink in Tuxedo Black (what else would I use??) =) directly onto a scrap of tetxtured, cream colored cardstock twice.  

She is colored with my new Prismacolor pencils and then fiercely blended with a tissues.  I colored both sets of wings in the same brilliant, purple, raspberry color.  I also colored the feathers that cross her mid-section in a brilliant turquoise color.  I trimmed the extra set of wings and belly feathers out and adhered them to my main image.

I then stamped her dress onto tracing paper, shaded it in with one of my many delicious orange colored pencils and then adhered to this gorgeous woman.  I then did some more shading and when I was happy, I coated the dress with Diamond Glaze and set her aside to dry.
 Once she was dry (didn't take more than an hour or so) I was able to adhere my main image to my card.  I then stamped out the French Provincial style frame onto the same tissue paper and colored with my pencils.  I then stamped the Nymph definition onto the same cream stock, trimmed it out and placed it appropriately in its frame.

My embellishments are minimal but definitely add a pop.  I added 2 staples (they are dark orange...hard to tell in the photos) to the folded top left corners, 3 copper colored brads to define the upper corner, 2 puzzle pieces in similar hues as lastly a cool postal stamp embellishment that also pulls in all of the colors that I chose.

Below is the AMAZING list of talent that you will be hopping around to and from today!!  I DO hope you are truly inspired by these amazing artists!!!

Tori
Alison
Kelli
Kapree
Black Dragon
Meredith
Jane
Sugar
Danielle
Lisa
Steph
Lady Brayton
Shelley
Jean

Please don't forget to come visit and play with us in the forum!!!  It truly is a fantastic place to be!!

Hope to see you there!!

Big Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

13 comments:

KC said...

wow what a great card! and thanks for all the details! I love the dress!!!

Shelley said...

That is an awesome card! I love how you did the dress!!
Sheley

Kelli said...

Love the NYMPHS and love your card! Great details!

blackdragon said...

YEP its your usual stylish but with an edge creation... you are the queen of class Meredith, everything about this card is just perfect.... and the postage stamp to tie all the colours together... Genius!
It has been a true pleasure being on the SI dt with you.
love lynx

Danielle said...

WOW!! That is amazing!! LOVE all the dimension and all the elements!! Total eye candy. Awesome!

Alison said...

This is so cool! I love how you made her dress look! Just awesome!

Alex said...

Beautiful Meredith. I love what you did with the tracing paper and glaze. Stunning effect! Look at you rock the colored pencils! I am practicing, but no where near happy with the results yet!

Jane said...

Wow a great card love the image
Luv Jane xxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

I'm going to have to try that tracing paper technique but I doubt it will turn out as well as this. Amazing details. Real classy card
Helen x

~Lady B~ said...

Wowzers! I am in love with this! The sheer dress is insane and your coloring rocks! Holy crow! Love, Luv, Lovvvve!

Sugar said...

That is a great card! Love the layers and embellies..oh and the nymph! She is beautiful!

Kathi said...

So many details create an incredibly awesome card.

Fantabulous!

Steph said...

Amazing card! Love the look of the tracing paper with glaze over it.