Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hope you Feel Better and Better!

It's Tuesday, so that means that I(Trena) get to share something I made this week!  One of my favorite ways to be creative is to design scenes for greeting cards. Anthony & Burt images are perfect for that!! In this little get well scene, I placed them in Burt's bedroom. I used design paper for the walls - to look like wall paper.  I hand drew the base board, outlet and light switch. I then added color with Spectrum Noir markers - right on the design paper.  I hand drew the painting over his bed onto white card stock with a multiliner that works with alcohol ink markers and then colored it in with Spectrum Noir markers. I had so much fun - it's almost like decorating a room...almost. :o). The completed card is 5.25" square.

Here's what I did to make this little scene:
  1.  Stamped the Anthony and Burt image onto white card stock. I recommend Memento ink with alcohol based markers.
  2. I stamped the image again onto design paper and cut out the bedspread and pillow.
  3. I colored the Anthony and Burt image, except for the bedspread and pillow,  on the white card stock using Spectrum Noir markers.  I used two or three markers in an area to color and blend. For tips on using Spectrum Noir markers, you can visit Youtube, or get Leann's DVD.  Leann gives great demonstrations and tips on using the markers to blend and get lovely results. I've been watching her this past week!
  4. I cut out the layers to size. The pink layer is from the Pearescent Brights pack and has a nice sheen. On the wall paper layer I stamped the sentiment.
  5. Adhered the layers, and all the pieces to the little scene and added some Stickles star dust glitter glue to Anthony's wings.
  6. I carried the theme forward on the inside of the card with a small piece of design paper.
Here are the markers I used:

Announcing last weeks Giveaway winner!! Congratulations, Amy E!

Amy E said...
Wow...absolutely gorgeous! And thanks for the chance at the cute stamp too!

Amy, please email your snail mail address to: bindy@crafterscompanion.com.
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Auntie Em said...

Poor little fellow looks really under the weather but I love the hand-drawn details you added to the background and the popped up little characters.
Thanks for sharing such a great idea! :)

JLJ Designs said...

Super cute card! I love the scene you've created.


Tracy Valure said...

Awww, this came out so stinkin cute. LOVE your scene!

Tracy V

Paula Huiras said...

Love all your hand drawn elements. What a fun card-even tho you're sick!

Kathy said...

This is awesome!! I love the little bedroom...
Your coloring is wonderful and I love the layering.

Kathy said...

Congrats to Amy!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Your scene is adorable as can be-feel like I am right there in the room.
Wonderful coloring

Frea said...

HI Trina, love this card, such a wonderful scene and what a great 'get well' card, how cool! Hugs, Frea

Stacy H-W said...

Trena, I totally love this card!! SO so cute and creative. You rocked it girl!!

Stacy H-W said...

Congrats to Amy for winning this weeks stamp set giveaway!!

Michelle H. said...

Adorable and amazing card!!
Love it!!
Congrats to the winner!!