Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Give a shout out!

For stamps designed by "Dirty Girls"! This was this month's challenge for the dirty girls. I have this fabulous background stamp by former dirty girl Lisa Strahl. I knew I had to have it when I saw it. It goes so well with ANYTHING nature related. Here I combined it with the Bird Lovers image from crafty secrets. You can find this backgrounder at Cornish Heritage Farms.

Lots of little techniques on this card. I inked the tree backgrounder in beige brilliance ink then covered it with Tim Holtz distress embossing powder (vintage photo). Love the texture to this ep. To make it look more bark like I made slits in the cardstock and curled it up a little to make it look like real rolling bark. It helped to use good Prism cardstock because I could separate the layers a little as I rolled it up. I also sponged a little extra distress ink (vintage photo) to the edges as well.
This main image I watercolored with my paints. I added a layer of crackle coating (ranger) and the final touch of some sewing in like colored thread. I can't wait to check out the rest of the Dirty Girl creations! You can find them all here.

21 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Oh Sherrie I absolutely love this card!! I may have to get those stamps - it's just perfect! Some of my favorite colors too! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Gorgeous, Sherrie! WOW

Shannan said...

This is gorgeous!! I love it!

Elizebeth said...

This is incredible!

Lizette said...

This card is stunning ! Great job !

jenstamps said...

This is stunning Sherrie!!!

ElyBlair said...

Amazing card! That backgrounder looks stunning with the birds!

kk127g said...

Nicley done. Great blog.

Sally said...

Oooo, lovin' the woodgrain with these colors...such a pretty card!

Julie Campbell said...

Breathtaking!!! Run - don't walk - and submit this for publication! I love it!

leenda said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

What a sweet card..the watercoloring on the birds is just perfect!

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Lesa (okcapitolgirl) said...

Sherrie - I'm new to your blog, just found it tonight! This card took my breath away. It is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen. I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing all the details!

Juanita B said...

Wow, this is so realistic!!! You did an exceptional job with everything, TFS.

veronica said...

love your card! the sewing is great, love the shiny birds too.

katiesniche said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the stitching and the 'wood'.

Godelieve said...

What a gorgeous card! Great image, coloring, stitching,...

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome coloring here, love the wood bg, LOVE it!

Julia Stainton said...

GAsp! I just adore this card Sherrie! Stunning!

mnhyrkas said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I remember your crafty secrets bird card from this post. But it is absolutely a knock-out in person. Thanks for sending it to me. There is just something about being able to touch and feel a handcrafted work of art that is truly out of this world! You are an absolute creative genius to split and curl that paper like that with the woodgrain. And the teeny, tiny crackle on the bird image must have taken so much patience!
(just an FYI, the magazines must have fallen out of the package as the envelope arrived pretty banged up and looked like it had been resealed). But thank heavens not a scratch or problem with this card! Thanks for the RAK/blog candy, all along the prize for me was getting a card from you. :) Adelle