Thursday, November 4, 2010

StampinB Challenge

I was the hostess for the Stampin'B's DT Blog challenge this week, and I asked the team to make a card using an animal image in a diecut.

For my animal I chose the buffalo silhouette from a brand new Mark's Finest Papers' set called Bold and Free, which will be released next week. The diecut is a Spellbinders mega curved rectangle. The grasses are stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia, with the buffalo is stamped in Versafine Black Onyx, both clear embossed. I found it interesting that, even though the buffalo was stamped on top of the grasses, he appeared to be behind the grasses after I embossed him. I didn't want puffy clouds in the sky, so I just tore some paper randomly and then sponged the Palette Ballet Blue over top. It gave a more subtle sky, allowing the sun to be prominent. The background paper is from 7Gypies Avagnon DP pad. I'm not sure what the map was supposed to be, but it sort of looks like a western prairie. The small buffalo in the tag is actually part of a larger stamp (of four buffalos).
Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers Bold & Free
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia and Black Onyx; Palette Ballet Blue; Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
Paper - Mark's Finest Paper Flecked Dirt, Blue Skies, Snow Storm Smooth; 7Gypsies Avagnon DP
Accessories - Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Clear embossing powder, Twine, Sponge daubers, Circle punches


Emily Keaton said...

This is fabulous, Lois!! I love how the grasses "popped" to the foreground when you embossed the buffalo. That's serendipity for you, I guess!! I love how you did the sky--what an inspiration. I like those clouds much better than the puffy ones I usually sponge. I'm going to have to try that out :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous masculine card - I love the small tag also! Looks great!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulously every choice you made

Susan Raihala said...

WOW, Lois! LOVE that scene with the very cool!

Becky said...

wonderful masculine card. love the scene.