I'll be the first to admit that this is not a standard style of card. But there really is a method, or at least reason to the madness. If you would rather not go through the whole spiel behind this card then feel free to skip down to the recipe. Oh ya, lol and I haven't fallen of the face of the earth, but was taking a little break to spend time with hubby and family. Ok , to the card. I was trying to challenge myself to do something different. I get into funks where I use all stamps from a same company or other such things. So the first part of my personal challenge was to mix to totally unrelated styles of stamps. The second part was to base it on a memory or feeling. For those of you who don't know I am half Hungarian and half Mexican. This card is based on a memory from Hungary. When I was young and visiting family there, I remember a day when it came time to make apricot jam. I remember my aunts living room filled with boxes and boxes of apricots. There were newspapers lying under for protection from juices. There was a huge bubbling black pot out in the yard. And we spent lots of time pitting those apricots and stirring that pot for my Grandmas delicious jam. To this day when you eat it, its like sunshine in a bottle. The Old world feel and the look is still strong in my mind. This card was supposed to be an expression of that memory. I did not have an apricot stamp so settled for a bowl of cherries, of which there are many in Hungary. The DP is reminiscent of the faded wallpaper, the little girl with her basket ready to pick reminds me of me ( although more pitting then picking). Touches of ribbon and flowers complete the feeling of the outside rich with blooms. Last the piece of Newspaper DP to remind me of the papers that you sit the boxes on top of . If this card is to weird then I don't mind you saying so. For me it was a trip down memory lane.
stamps: Magnolia, Lockhart cherries, Like it a Latte swirl
Paper: Daisy D's Gazette DP, Cosmo Cricket DP, My Mind's Eye DP, Chocolate, Cranberry Crisp, Marigold, Fabriano Artistico Hot Press WP, Whisper White.
Ink: Stewart Superior Burnt Umber, Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage, Scattered Straw, Mahogany.
Other: Prismacolor and Faber and Castel color pencils, reinkers, May Art ribbon, Prima Flowers, rhinestone brads, Twinkling H2O's, nestability circle and scallop circle, Copic marker and airbrush, stickles.
The girl was stamped on watercolor paper and colored in with reinkers, stickles were added to her wings. She was cut and set aside. Cherries were stamped, colored with color pencil, OMS and Twinkling H2O's, image was then cut with nestability die, masked with same die and airbrushed after masking image. The rest is self explanatory. Thanks for joining me on my trip down memory lane.