Sunday, November 1, 2009

FS143 at Splitcoaststampers

Today the Featured Stamper at SCS is Miss Boo.  She is the Queen of Clean and Simple- both of which I think are HARD!  With a FS challenge, you have to change three things- I changed:
1) no stamp used for the candle
2)I added embossing with the CB on the candlestick
3)I used a different ribbon treatment.
Here is a link to the card I cased
Beautiful, huh?

OK, so I have no stamp with a candle- so I improvised.  I took plain Real Red CS and put it through the Cuttlebug, then highlighted the embossed areas with Real Red ink straight from the ink spot.  Next, I cut out a 'topper' and applied black ink around the edges with a sponge. I added red stickles to the 'topper'. The flame is the inside of the campfire flame in this set (by FCD)  Well, all of the Holly leaves are HUGE, so I decided- why waste the rest of a good image- and colored in the campfire with green Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol- which worked OK, so I stamped a few more of the flames, colored them in and cut them apart- these leaves became my leaves at the base of the candle. I added a few red stickles for berries on the leaves, then added yellow stickles to the flame.
  The ribbon treatment is a little different from the card I was CASE'ing.  I folded the ribbon a couple of times- like a flat bow tie.  I folded a piece of ribbon ~ 6 inches long in half, did a gather stitch along the edge and pulled it closed and tied it for the little flower. Without folding it in 1/2, it was way too big.  Then, I took red thread and gathered a cluster of red seed beads and applied them to the center of the little gathered flower.  The sentiment is from a new set at FCD Shepherd Snow Family
I made two of these cards, and since we are getting closer and closer to Christmas, that was a good thing!
A great challenge for a Sunday afternoon.
 I colored the leaves and the flame with Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol.  I found a great thread on SPS talking about the pencils, and stayed up half of the night reading it.  I have a set of 120 of these pencils, and would love to use them more- need more color confidence.  The combination of greens was a suggestion by Mr Hambo on the thread.  I used 1005 Limepeel, Marine Green 988, Kelp Green 1090 and Dark green 908. I added a touch of White to the center of the leaves. The flames on the candle are 917 and 1003.
   I spend some time making a color chart, and writing down the 8 or 10 newer pencils that I do not have- as they retired a few of the pencils in my set and added a few more colors.  Here is that post if you care to check it out.
  Here is a link to a chart on SCS for color matches for Prismacolor to SU
I love to have charts like this- as I use mostly SU papers, and it makes it easier to match up colors. 

Thanks for stopping by!I sure hope you enjoyed my ramblings today!


Ali Manning said...

This is a fabulous card - I love how you made the candle - it's so creative!

Juliet A said...

For someone who claims she can't draw, you can create shapes when you want to.

Great job!

paige said...

Your card is delightful!

Donna Moore said...

very creative!!! turned out gorgeous!!

Wanda said...

So pretty. I LOVE the texture on the candle!

Karli said...

I think you've made a beautiful candle & card :) love the embossing on your candle too- great detail!