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July 18, 2009

Natures Nest - Go Diva's Swap

Last night I watercolored 30 of those beautiful turtles from Stampin' Up!'s Natures Nest set. What was I thinking you ask? I'm not quite sure, I guess I was just in the mood to color. I had designed something totally different last week for the Go-Diva's New Catalog Swap, but changed my mind last night when I went to cut the card stock.

This was my original plan for the swap - I used the Depth of Field for the background panel, and the Out of the Box and Ink Wash Techniques for the focal image. After staring at the swap for a few days, I thought man, that's going to take hours to do 30, so I went to Plan B. Make something else using Natures Nest.....

So on to Plan B I go....Maybe I should have stuck with Plan A, because Plan B really did take HOURS. I thought okay, I'll use SCS237 (remember my work time is cut down, as I have a sketch in mind). Well, remember I'm a layer gal, so I had to bump up the layers. One of the yahoo groups I belong to has a standing rule of 2 Full Layer swap cards, and I'm in such a habit of doing that, you'll see it on just about every card I post. On to my finished card....

For the focal image, I stamped the turtle in Black Stazon and used the Marker Watercoloring Technique (Olive & Crushed Curry for the shell, Soft Suede for the body, with a touch of Celery added in over the Suede). The Crushed Curry panel behind the image was embossed with the Big Shot and the Harlequin Texturz Plate.

Details: (for both cards) all Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Natures Nest, Teeny Tiny Words
Ink - Black Stazon, Mellow Moss, Soft Suede, Going Grey, Markers - Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Card Stock - White, Watercolor, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Black
Other - Big Shot, Texturz Plates, Double Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, Sponge Dauber, SAMJ, White Gel Pen

If you'd like to order any of the products I used, feel free to shop my website.


Miss Beth said...

I love the Nature's Nest set and you have done a beautiful job implementing it in both cards you have posted! Awesome!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful crds, but card 2 gets my vote, you w/c so nicely! But 30! yikerz!!

Lisa Bohler said...

OOOH! I love them both! The good news is that I'll have the second one in my hands soon!

Unknown said...

It's beautiful, Lisa and so YOU! Can't wait to get mine!

I didn't know you had a tattoo.....

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