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Sunday, July 4, 2010

One for the guys....

I missed a friend's birthday so I wanted to make him something special. Although there are a few things I would change, I am pleased with how this one turned out. I am not very adept with the brayer, so I used sponges for the sunset blending.
Thanks for looking!


Supplies:
Stamps: Stampin' Up!'s "Autumn Days" and "Teeny Tiny Wishes"
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso.
Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, More Mustard, and Cajun Craze.
Markers: More Mustard and Tempting Turquoise.
Accessories: SU Hemp Twine, and sponges.

12 comments:

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a gorgeous sunset background you created for your bird image. A terrific guy card.

MiamiKel said...

Oh my word, this is beautifully done! Stunning background work - gets a WOW from me!

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love the background!

leslie said...

So pretty! Er, handsome! I, too, prefer sponging over the brayer. I feel like I have more control (and no lines!)

Kim Jensen said...

Gorgeous, Cathy! I love the sunset, and the way the tail breaks the circle is perfect!

Jennifer Schmidt said...

Jaw dropping!!! That is a breathtaking landscape, Cathy Rose, wow! You did an amazing job creating this, I could look at it all day :)

gale said...

Oh that's beautiful!! I am giving up on the brayer and using sponges from now on!

Naomi Ball said...

Very masculine, indeed! Love the colors. I, too, struggle with the brayer. Sponges are quicker, easier, less clean up, and I prefer them, which is good, since my brayer rarely sees ink:)

Jenn Embry said...

Amazing card! You did a great job on it. I wish I could sponge like that. :)

Ruth said...

Cathy that card is amazing! How did you get the sun to stay so white while using a brayer?

CathyRose said...

Ruth, I just punched out a circle and used it as a mask, and sponged around it.

Louise said...

Wow!!!! This is stunning gorgeous feature circle, your sponging is unreal.