Monday, February 16, 2009

Crafty Secrets "Spring" Challenge

It's that time again for another Crafty Secrets Challenge! The ever so talented Vicki Chrisman, who is our design team leader gave us a challenge to create something for Spring. I think this challenge was just what I needed! I have been lacking a little in the mojo department but I think after this challenge it's back!

For the Spring Challenge I created a framed art piece, using the NEW Garden Girl stamp set. I absolutely love this set! The images are all so beautiful and the little girls are adorable.

Here is a picture of the finished frame.I used seven stamps from the Garden Girl set, six to create the scene and one for the sentiment. I did masking and layering, coloring with Copic markers and airbrushing to achieve this look. I also stamped, colored and cut out the flower pots and the watering can and added foam tape behind them to add some dimension. The sentiment was stamped first and then cut out with a Small Deckled Rectangle S4-201 die template from Spellbinders. I airbrushed around the edges using Copic markers, then added a thin line of gold with a gold leafing pen and added foam tape to the back of the sentiment for added dimension. After I had all of the coloring done I lightly misted the entire piece with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. I love the shimmer it adds!As far as the frame this was a find from a local thrift shop. I love going to the thrift shops to find things to alter. Originally the frame was a cream color with gold specs. I only painted one coat of white paint and when that was dry I used several colors of Glimmer Mist on the frame to achieve the look I was wanting.It was so much fun working with all of the Spring colors again! I can't wait to hang this little picture up!

Stamps~Crafty Secrets-Garden Girl
Ink~Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper~White Cardstock
Other~Spellbinders-Wizard, Small Deckled Rectangles S4-210 Die Template, Copic Markers (as seen in the picture above), Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold, Pearl, Old Lace, Snow Angel, White Paint, Foam Tape, Frame

Be sure to stop by all of the blog for the ladies of the Crafty Secrets Design Team! I know I can't wait to see what they have created! Also don't forget to check out the Crafty Secrets gallery and Blog, they are both filled with beautiful inspiration!!

Hope you have a great President's Day!




  2. GORGEOUS! Love the scene you created!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! I really admire people who can put together great scenes like this with stamps.

  4. I'm so jealous of your coloring skills!!!!!!!

  5. Somebody please pick my jaw up off the floor!!!!!!!!
    OMGosh girl ... look at you go! This is TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Wonderful scene creation, techniques used, coloring ... oh my word ... such talent!!!

  6. OHHHHHHHHHH this is just absolutly Gorgeous!!

  7. Totally adorable! I love the scene you created and the frame is lovely! Great job on the challenge!!!

  8. What a fantastic scene you created with this set. Just love it. I also love what you did with the frame and how well it complements the garden scene.


  9. GORGEOUS! Your scene is perfect. Love your work ;) L Duke

  10. WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning!!!!

  11. Wow! This is simply stunning! How gorgeous is this!

  12. Wonderful job!! This will be treasured!!

  13. WOW! This is beautiful art work and is deserving to be hung.


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