Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Did you have a happy Fourth?

I did! :)
We had a nice little BBQ at my dad's house and then off to see the fireworks. I've done a little studying since last year so I actually got some cool looking fireworks shots! Amazing what you can do with a digital camera at night....
Anywho, I have a little something pretty to show you. I found these great clear overlays that just begged to come home with me - how could I resist? They're about the right size to lay over a 4x6 photo, not exactly card sized, but I figured I'd make them work!
I clear embossed the birdbath stamp (also new from Inka) on white paper. Using cotton balls I rubbed in Peeled Paint, Broken China, Pine Needles & the denim color to make a nice scene. After that had dried I used some VersaMark & white Perfect Pearls with a Rhonna Farrer swirl to give a little depth and shine.
Since I had to allow enough space for both the flowers at the top and the word at the bottom I had to position the overlay over the image and draw around the edges of where it should be placed in relation to the image. I could have cut all in one go, but I was terrified that I would mess up the cut somehow and ruin this gorgeous overlay (there are four more designs in the pack - that rocks!)! I cut the main image down to 4x4, repositioned the overlay on it (using vellum tape) and trimmed the overlay down to size. Since the tape showed just a tiny bit (and I didn't like that!) I pulled out a heart shaped corner punch and made a half inch white vellum mat. Finally I mounted the whole shebang on a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 base card - sort of a purple/blue IRL.
Here's a 'side shot' so you can see the PP a little better.
While it's not very 'wedding-y' I think it is appropriate for something like an anniversary? Either way, I love how it came out!

Thanks for dropping by... hope you're having a great week!

1 comment:

Etha said...

How beautiful! I love bird bath images :) this looks so good with the overlay and the corner punches, very pretty!