Friday, February 5, 2010

Botanical Bliss Squares



I created this card for a contest over in the Technique Junkies yahoo group. We were required to use this particular sketch and to use at least two or more techniques from the TJ newsletters. So I pulled out my stamps and inks and tried to figure out what I was going to do.

I used the Watercolor Distress technique on the two green squares with the dragonflies, and I simply embossed the two vanilla squares (no technique). For the pink squares, I used a new technique called Dabbed Shimmers, and I think this is going to be my new favorite technique. If you would like to see how to do these techniques, head over to the Technique Junkies site and check them out. If you don't receive the newsletters, you really should - they are worth the money.

All the stamps are from Cornish Heritage Farms. I combined the gorgeous Botanical Bliss set with the French Script backgrounder, and the sentiment is from Friend Centers. It may look like it took a week to make this card, but I actually put it all together in just a couple of hours. Cross your fingers that I win this contest and become a Technique Junkie For Life! :-)



Stamps:
Botanical Bliss (ATC) from Cornish Heritage Farms
Friend Centers (Mona Lisa Moments) from Cornish Heritage Farms
French Script backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms


Ink:
Peeled Paint distress (Ranger)
Old Paper distress (Ranger)
Tattered Rose distress (Ranger)
Worn Lipstick distress (Ranger)
Walnut Stain distress (Ranger)
Timber Brown stazon (Tsukineko)


Paper:
Simply Smooth Vanilla from Cornish Heritage Farms
Simply Heavy Chocolate from Cornish Heritage Farms

Other:
embossing folder (Provocraft)
sponge
Labels 1 die (Spellbinders Nestabilities)
adhesive foam squares (Fiskars)
watercolor brush
Irridescent Medium (Winsor & Newton)
dew drops (The Robin's Nest)


Techniques:
watercolor distress (Technique Junkies)
dabbed shimmers (Technique Junkies)

5 comments:

JeanFB said...

I LOVE THIS!!! This is gorgeous, Holly! So beautifully put together.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really pretty card, Holly! Good luck!

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is gorgeous - good luck!

stampqueen said...

Great card!!!! Love the TJ techniques!!!

Fern said...

WOW HOlly, this is gorgeous!! The colors and textures are just beautiful!!! I Love It!