Thursday, May 15, 2008

Get Your Magnifying Glass Out!!!

I was excited about doing today's SCS Challenge--to use "inchies". Inchies are just small images an inch square. Well, I had an idea in my head, but when I actually got the stamp out, the image and the border were a little larger than an inch. Oh well, I still think it's cute, and it is from my favorite retired set, Garden Pleasures. Actually, I don't think I ever inked this stamp up, and bees and beehives are one of my favorite things!!! Not when they sting, but I love to watch them in my garden. This also qualifies for Sketch #44 from Sketches by Tamara.



This tiny little image is stamped on watercolor paper and colored with markers, blender pen and aquapainter. I also added a little shadow around the image itself. It is mounted on a Nestabilities diecut rectangle. The DP is Basic Grey Lily Kate; the design was actually white on brown, and I used a dauber tp add So Saffron to the whole piece of paper to warm up the brown and alter the white to more of a gold color. Since SU is retiring the Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (grrrrr) I decided I'd better stop hoarding it! So I used it and some twill to add my little sentiment from PTI's Mixed Messages. To get a really good look, click on the photo. I wish my photos were a bit clearer, this looks so much better IRL! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Garden Pleasures, Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: So Saffron, Watercolor, Always Artichoke, BG LilyKate
Ink: Stazon, Sahara Sand, Earth Elements, So Saffron
Acc: Earth Elements markers, Aquapainter, Blender Pen, HPH, Twill, Word Window Punch, Nesties, Dauber


11 comments:

  1. LeAnne, this is SO cute, and I especially love how you staged the photo! Great idea!

    BTW, guess what I finally started doing last night? Stamping images for you! LOL I may get it done eventually! I'll bet you're tired of waiting for me!

    Have a great day, my friend!

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  2. Wow -- that little image makes a big statement! I love your coloring and the simple design of the card -- beautiful!

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  3. wow, I really love it! Thanks for using one of my sketches! I hope you will come back next week for the next one.

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  4. Wow LeAnne!!! This cards is amazing!! I love all the detail on your "inchie"!! So adorable!! Fabulous job!! :)

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  5. This is as cute as can be! I love your inchie!! Great job :)

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  6. So pretty! Your coloring is awesome! Nice job on the Inchies challenge! :)

    Wendy

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  7. OK----I LOVE THIS CARD...and I'm not really into this "inchie" thing, but that is so cute! And I must say, your photo is amazing! Have you written a post about how you take such great shots? I really need some help with that!!!

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  8. Fantastic coloring on the image!!! love it, love it, LeAnne!
    CC

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  9. Oh, I just love this cute little image and the whole card. Your color choices are beautiful!

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  10. This is fabulous! Your colouring of all that itty bitty detail is awesome....I know what you mean about glasses - mine are on then off then on then off then on - you get the picture.....LOL!

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  11. This is beautiful LeAnne! what a fab job you did on the coloring of that cute little image! It looks terrific with the framing you did and on the large brown BG - super job!

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