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.

4 comments :

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!

Robin Merriman 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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