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.  
        


10 comments:

Stephanie Osgood said...

Beautiful projects. Your charms are very inspirational. I need to get more creative and comfortable creating some charms. Thanks for hopping.

Marsha Reed said...

Great projects. The more I see the charms, the more I feel I should give them a try. Thank you for the inspiration.

Stacey Miller said...

Awesome job Linda! I love the card and I really should get that embossing folder out and actually USE it, lol!

Kath said...

Linda, I love the charms and the distressing on your cards adds so much.

buffycooper said...

These are great, Linda! I love the poppies (the Chocolate Chip around them looks wonderful). And how clever to use Nature Walk for the charms. TFS!!

Roberta said...

Your charms are "charming." Great jog on your projects!

KatheD said...

I was just thinking yesterday that I need some new charms, and yours are perfect! I can hardly wait to try the CE on a bird's eye; what a wonderful idea! I really love your Poppy Garden card, too.

Debbie Martin said...

Linda, I love the Poppy Card! Ironing paper-this is the first time I have heard of anyone doing that and it looks great! Great distressing.

Martha said...

These projects are awesome! And to think they were made on top of a cardboard box instead of a stamping table! JK! I love the bright colors and strong textures on the card. And the charm inserts are *almost* enough to make me buy some. Seriously, they are positively artsy!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda love the Poppy card. Just beautiful! your charms are darling and so pretty with nature images. Hugs.