Sunday, 9 August 2009

Ready, steady, stamp - week 2

I'm a bit slow off the mark with the second RSS challenge and you wouldn't believe how long this card has taken me!

I'm still not entirely happy with the balance of my finished project but I decided I'd invested enough time that I'd share anyway!

As you can see from the recipe, the challenge this time around really did have some challenging ingredients! I thought I was going to find the acetate the trickiest but in the end it was the ribbon that proved most problematic!

How hard can it possibly be to include ribbon in a design, for crying out loud? I do it all the time! After much fiddling, faffing and muttering under my breath, in the end, I just stopped treating it as ribbon and included a flat strip as a colour block.

Sun - check (negative mask and airbrushed Copics)
Yellow - check (sun and ribbon colour)
Ribbon - check (wide grosgrain)
Triangle - check (handcut corner accent)
Acetate - check (have you spotted it? It's not much but it is there!)

I made 3D wings for the bees using inkjet transparency. I stamped on the smooth side with Stazon because I found that the slightly rough side would take Spica glitter pen so I've coloured the backs of the wings with a clear one to give them extra shimmer. I attached the wings with tiny beads of Glossy Accents.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Sweet Bee (Rummage Bin line)

Paper:
Simply Smooth
Black

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Stazon by Tsukineko (Jet Black)

Other:
Acetate
Copic markers and airbrush system

Copic Spica glitter pen (clear)
Grosgrain ribbon
Glossy Accents (as adhesive)


This is my first real play with the Copic airbrush system using a mini compressor rather than an air can. I didn't try anything too fancy but I was pleased with the way the shading on the sun came out and found it easy to handle. I don't have to worry about the waste created by air cans either!

Thanks for stopping by!

Je sais qu'il ya beaucoup de participantes françaises pour les challenge RSS - si vous voulez me laisser un commentaire, mais vous n'aimez pas le faire en Anglais, s'il vous plaît n'hésitez pas à le dire en Français! Je ne le parle pas bien, mais c'est OK pour la compréhension de commentaires court. Merci de votre visite!

30 comments:

Janice said...

Une carte tres belle! Airbrushed, you don't look airbrushed - oh your card was airbrushed, don't breathe in with those alcohol based pens now!

IsaNorris said...

I think it's stunning!! you did a great job on that one
thanks for playing with RSS
isa

scrapperjulia said...

This is just beautiful! I love the saying and the bee wings, great job with the challenge!

Tianne said...

What a gorgeous piece of work. I love those wings.

chris f said...

Lovely, especially the wings and the sun

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Well I must say Joanne .. your time spent was NOT in vane!! This is just gorgeous! Awesome layout and image! LOVE the wings ... how cool is that! I'll be trying that little trick!! Wonderfully creative! Thanks!

Sid said...

Excellent work, the card is just beautiful !!

Paula said...

the copic airbrushing is amazing....wonderful work

Zoechaos said...

What a great card a really original take, just for a moment reading the sentiment thought it was going to be a comment on how little sun we see these days :)

Kaz said...

That's lovely Joanne, I can't see why you're not sure. Loving it all.

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful card - I especially like the butterfly wings! Fun way to incorporate the acetate.

lottie said...

Really stunning - I adore it

P'tite Plume said...

It's very beautiful! And great work with the wings.

Trish said...

Beautiful, so stylish!

Line said...

very beautiful creation, with stylish details!

Corina said...

honestly, i don't think you know how to make an unappealing card!! The Sweet Bee stamps are so unexpected, but they work beautifully!!

tracy said...

thats beautiful joanne,you should be pleased with that one :)

Cath said...

Bravo Quel travail mais le résultat est superbe

Linda Elbourne said...

You have done a great job - really stylish

craftytrog said...

This is gorgeous Joanne! Love the 3D bees!

Juls said...

well done with all your ingriedents!! love your card its very striking!

esyram said...

j'aime beaucoup ta carte
quelle douceur c'est vraiment beau et plein de classe

Traceyr said...

Those bees are beautiful and thanks for sharing how to make them.

It is a wonderful card and yes I sometimes have trouble with ribbon.

:)

dini said...

Brilliant! I had a hard time with this one, so I decided instead of stressing to just skip it this time. I love your take on it.

kiki said...

wow ! just fantastic !!
i love it !!
kiki :)

having a {me} day said...

WOW! Fabulous! Am loving those bees!! katxx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Joanne - been thinking about the airbrush system, might have to ask your advice on that one...x

kathj said...

wow stunning work! very clever

Kathy said...

Fabulous card Joanne, I think you got the balance just right. I love the way the colour block ribbon pulls it all together so perfectly

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