Friday, April 23, 2010

BugABoo Stella Camping

Today is Freebie Friday over at BugABoo stamps.  This is Stella, she is a great character and she has an opinion about everything.  I just love her.  Check out the new images, Stella Summer Tidbit Blocks, they are hilarious.  The entire time I was making this card, I was thinking of my friend, Bonnie who is currently relaxing in her 5th wheel at a campground. Too early here in Michigan to worry about mosquitoes!

So I began with this great sketch from Mercy Kerin and dug out some papers in bright summer colors from Kaiser Craft.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the main orange panel.  Now for the image, I learned a new trick.  I created the background using Adobe Photoshop Elements Gradient tool to fade the colors from light to dark.  Then I slid the image onto the background; instant sky and grass.  It saved me masking in the image to airbrush those areas.  Very cool technique.  I printed it with my inkjet printer onto Cryogen paper.  Copics used:
Camper - C0, C1, C2, B24, silver Spice pen
Windows - YR31, B60
Tire - C4
Stella - E00
Hair - W1
Glasses - B000
Top - YR16
Hat and pants - B24
Mosquitoes - E41

I colored my silk ribbon from May Arts with B24 to match the card.  Finished size is 5x7 inches.  Be sure to stop by Catch the Bug Challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team has created with today's freebies.  And stop by BugABoo stamps for more great images.


Jeanie said...

Acccckk! I LOVE this Sandy! It's absolutely priceless! These colors are GREAT and that textured background is so COOL!

Rae Anne said...

The coloring is awesome!!! The sketch is fabulous!!! Snd the bright colors are to-die for!!! Perfect card Sandy! MWAH!

klarcher said...

Great Card Sandy, Love the colors and when are you starting your Photoshop Elements class???

Bonnie Brown said...

I love this card! Stella is great for this saying. Your background embsossing is perfect as well as your coloring. The mosiqutoes are out BTW in Michigan where I am!!! LOL!!!

Cindy N. (aka nadci) said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.