Monday, October 4, 2010

Stamps R Us –Nature Theme

 Stamps R Us Challenge Blog has a Nature theme and the sponsor is Digi Doodle.
I chose this gorgeous digi image of a set of wolves- WOW- doesn’t this just call for a Zindorfian type brayering experience???  On a digital image?  Well- that’s another challenge……but it worked!

























 I printed out my digital images on cardstock AND on copy paper. I cut out the copy paper images and put them on top of the cardstock images.  I punched out a 1 3/4” circle from a Post-it note and placed it over the images as well.  I simply held the copy paper masks over the Wolves (the post it moon helps the papers stay put because it has a touch of adhesive on it). For the brayering, first I used Blue Bliss, second Night of Navy and then added some Black in the four corners. I sponged a touch of the lightest blue and a smidge of So Saffron over the moon.
  I colored the Wolves with Copics C1, C3 and C5. I added a touch of W5 for the eyes.  The main panel is backed with black cardstock-which is distressed, then So Saffron and then Night of Navy.
  So what do you think?  Who needs to spend zillions of $$$ on e-bay for that retired set when we can use a digi?  (LOL)

Challenges for my card:
Stampin Sisters in Christ-Nature
2 Sisters-animals
Totally Papercrafts-The great outdoors
Paper Pretties-Animals

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you can join us with your nature inspired card- you have two weeks to create!
Shelly

23 comments:

Marilyn S said...

Wowsers... this is gorgeous!

Terry said...

Love what you did with those wolves! Awesome card and beautiful brayered background.

Lynn McAuley said...

Absolutely awesome!! I love this stunning card!!

Annie said...

WOW, how totally awesome is this?!!! You go, Shelly! I wish I could do that...

Patty said...

Oh, how lovely Shelly! Love your brayered background, I haven't used my brayer in some time. I might have to give it another try!

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful image and shadowing.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sisters In Christ.

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW Shelly!!!! This is just beautiful. VERY WELL DONE! Love it.
Lynn

SuseQ said...

This is beautiful, and I couldn't agree with you more about spending $$$ on retired stamps. The results speak for themselves!

Paige said...

This card is magnificent! Love the images!

Karli said...

Another amazing creation, Shelly. WOWZERS, it's faaabulous :)Big hugs~

Lori said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

Juliet A said...

I'm indifferent to wolves, but your composition is great!

Vicki said...

Oh, Shelly! This is beautiful! I have GOT to work on my brayering skills now! Blessings to you!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh shelly! this is gorgeous! wow!

hugs :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow this is incredible!!! just a knockout..can feel the cold and hear them howlin'...love love this card!!!

Jenn K said...

This turned out really great!! Love the wolves!!

Jenn K said...

This turned out really great!! Love the wolves!!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness shelly, what a wonderful card for our challenge! Beautifully done, dear friend! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Hope to see you again next week!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card. I love how you made that background and the distressing on the black paper really adds to the overall effect.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Craftyanny said...

Stunning!!!
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts, hopefully you'll join us again.
Anne x

Emily Keaton said...

What lovely brayer work, Shelly!! You nailed the midnight colors for those gorgeous wolves :)

Kathy said...

Beautiful background Shelly, I never would have thought to do that with a digi, it is perfection. Cool image too. Great card!