Friday, November 7, 2008

Blessed Night...


I bought this image because I thought it would be perfect for the men on my Christmas list. Not too sweet...not too frilly. For that reason I stayed away from bright colors, going for a more natural look. I do think when I use this stamp again I will brighten it up a bit.

The image is Northwoods Blessed Night . I stamped it on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The stamped image was colored using Tombow (water based) markers.


To cover up a little a mistake I made, I stamped a portion of the image once more, and cut it out. You may notice that the largest tree is popped up with foam tape. Don't you love it when you can fix a boo-boo? I added a touch of Yellow Stickles to the star for emphasis and sparkle.

The corners are small diagonal pieces of cardstock. The green ones were cut with Deckle scissors and popped up with foam tape. The rhinestones are Kaiser Craft Bronze Rhinestones . I really wanted to use more bling or ribbon, but in trying to keep it masculine, I contained myself! LOL!


The sentiment on the inside of the card is Northwoods All Nature Whispers . Again, I think it works well for a masculine card. Louisiana is called the "Sportsmen's Paradise". And all the men on my Christmas list are hunters and outdoorsmen.

The yellow/gold cardstock is Sunflower Prismatics dark. The card base is Suede Brown Dark , and the green is Sage Prismatics .

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to get some stamping time this weekend, so I will be back with something else soon.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Gabriela said...

I love it! I particularly love your coloring of the deer's bellies - or rather the way the color of their fur fades lighter and lighter as it nears their bellies. You are a master.

Carol said...

This is a great card for a man or a woman! I LOVE it! Those dear little animals all watching that star is just wonderful! I love the corner treatments too! Beautifully done Michelle!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I've done the same thing! Dimensionals are GREAT for covering mistakes. :)

Awesome card. I love the clean design with the green and white.

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!!!

catdidit said...

What an awesome card Michelle! Love your watercoloring, its fantastic! And this scene is so beautiful, awesome stamp!

Joan Ervin said...

This is beautiful, Michelle...I love the colors you used on this fabulous image and your coloring is gorgeous, as always!!!!!! Such an awesome design!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a charming scene Michelle, and so beautifully colored!! This is awesome!! *Not listening to you anymore...just so you know* grin

LeAnne said...

very pretty!
LeAnne

Jennifer Scull said...

so serene! you did a great job with the coloring!