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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Daily Special - Polished Stone

Good Morning Everyone! I started off early today! AWESOME. The first thing I did today, besides dropping my kids off to school, was to sit down and make a card and actually finish it before doing something else. I always do everything else first and before I know it, it's 10:00 at night and I haven't sat down to make a single card. Sometimes throughout the day, I'm able squeeze in time to start on a card then finish it up at night.

Anyway, enough about my life. . .the background of this card was created using the "Polished Stone" technique. I've been having fun using this technique. It's a great way to make a beautiful, elegant background. Here is a tutorial I did on the "Polished Stone": Click here for the tutorial. The tutorial is also on SCS.

I stamped the image on to a white glossy cardsotck and with a sponge dauber I filled in the color of the flowers. It was a quick and easy way to color in the flowers. I then took a marker and colored in the leaves. After everything dried, I went back and sponged in a subtle color to the background so it won't look so "white".

I'll try to sit down later today and make another card or maybe start on a project. I'm sorry I haven't been creating any new tutorials but I just can't find the time right now.

Until later. . .

Card Details:
Stamps: Julep Floral, Studio G
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Prismacolor Marker, Lavender Lace and Old Olive Reinker
and alcohol
Paper: Glossy White Cardstock, Lavender Lace, Old Olive
Accessories: Textured Trios Riboon, 1" and 1 1/4" punch, Sakura Souffle Opaque Pen, Making Memories chipboard photo corner
Technique: Polished Stone


Karen said...

This is fabulous! I love the colors, stamps...everything!

malieta said...

I love the card and the polished stone technique!
I love this sketch also...your sketch's give me alot of inspiration.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Love the colors Maria... and the sketch is really nice. Thanks for the BIA yahoo group link... got my update this morning. :o)

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is beautiful, the colors you used are great, and how you shaded the stamped image background.

Jen said...

awesome creation, Maria. I love how you used the polished stone for the background and hides but peeks through....

kathy said...

Very pretty maria. I love the polished stone technique. Great job and another great sketch