Friday, March 13, 2009

Soft and Subtle

My crocus are starting to appear under their warm mulch blanket, which can only mean spring is in the air, can you feel it :) The layout was inspired by the Wed SCS Sketch Challenge (SC219) and I kept with my feeling of spring by using Soft Subtles; Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, and Apricot Appeal and this sweet little bird from the Spring Song set. I inked the bird in Basic Black on Watercolor Paper and used my Barely Banana and Apricot Appeal markers to bring his body to life (why is it the male birds are always the prettier - hmpf!). I sponged the edges of my layers to make them pop a bit more and used the Scallop Edge Punch to kreate a delicate edge around my Pretty in Pink layer. I ran my Barely Banana card through the Big Shot with the Texturz Backgrounds to kreate a subtle and soft embossed look.

Stamps: Spring Song, Fresh Cuts
Paper: Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Pretty in Pink DSP (retired hostess pack), Apricot Appeal, Watercolor
Ink: Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Soft Subtle Buttons (retired)

For now, go kreate


Mary Fish said...

You really rocked this challenge! Congrats on perfection. Hugs, M

Tiffany said...

Great job with the challenge! It's really beautiful!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I think the male birds are prettier because they have to try harder to please the female birds. LOL!!

Your coloring is fantastic. And these colors together are so soft and cozy. Awesome job on the sketch.

Anonymous said...

I like how you show the stamp set at the end of your posts now. Great idea!

Ruthie said...

love the sketch and this set is one of my favs!