Friday, September 9, 2011

Do the Llama Hop!

Welcome to an All Natural stop on the Llama Blog Hop!

You probably arrived here from Darrah's blog.

Poppy Garden

Using Chocolate Chip ink, I brayered the raised image from the Flower Garden embossing folder and sponged around it.  Colored in with More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz markers.  The image seemed to want an artsy, distressed background, so I started tearing my Confetti White cardstock, and the Pear Pizzazz cardstock.   The poor Poppy Parade (say that 5 times fast, Buffy!) got run thru the Big Shot with a Texturz Plate, then crumpled, ink distressed, ironed and torn.   A little Hemp Twine to embellish, and finally, I just couldn't seem to stop with the inking and tearing, so the Confetti White card base got that treatment as well.  

Simply Nature

I've made a lot of inserts for my 1"x 1" Simply Adorned Charm, and at first, I fell into this trap of thinking that only tiny images would work.  These OTOH, are both made with the Nature Walk stamp set.  To make the first one, I stamped the butterfly wings three or four times kinda randomly on my little square, then sponged them with More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, and a touch of Cherry Cobbler.   Sponged with Marina Mist around the top of the insert, and done!!   I love how quickly I can make a wearable piece of art.

The bird from Nature walk was stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla and cut out.   I sponged the edges and colored in the beak.  Then I used a black colored pencil on the eye, then a nice round spot of Crystal Effects; it's hard to tell from this picture, but it looks so much like a real bird eye, nice and dark and shiny.   The bird is attached with glue dots to give the insert a little dimension.   The background is Botanical Gazette DSP (retired) but I could have used the flower stamp from Nature Walk for a similar background.