Thursday, May 21, 2009

Blogger's Challenge 100 - Patriotic

I totally planned to participate in the Blogger's Challenge last week, but ran out of time. However, I got it together this week, and have a card to post. The challenge for this week was "Patriotic." I have a friend whose birthday is really close to July 4th, so I used the patriotic theme to make her a birthday card.


Stamps: Owl Celebrations (Sweet and Sassy Stamps), Button/Bow Bear Accessories (Stampin' Up! retired)
Ink: Memento, Copics, Whisper White Craft pad, Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy
Paper: Daisy D's, Bazzill, Bravo Burgundy
Embellishments: Prima’s, Copics Airbrush System, Martha Steward border punch, Fire Circle Rhinestone
Other notes: I added the designer paper to he belly of the owl.

This card is also for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch...

This flower was tricky. I wanted the colors to match, and did not have the right color flowers. However, I have a paint can of white flowers. So I used my Copic Airbrush to color the flowers. It worked beautifully for the blue flower, but the red flower was just too orange and bright. I really wanted to add Bravo Burgundy, but nothing seemed to work. I used my color spritzer, and it just added dots. I tried using wax paper with burgundy and a water spritzer, but could not get even color and it soaked the flower. I used my heat gun to dry, and then applied the flower directly to my burgundy pad. It was then too dark. So, I spritzed the flower with water and dried it again with my heat gun. The picture below is the result.

I actually like the way it turned out. It has some depth and dimension. It kind of blends with the designer paper.

I hope you have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!


Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO

9 comments:

tonistamps said...

Super job! I love the layered flower, and that owl is adorable!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a delightful card Julie! :D

Lisa Bohler said...

That flower is lovely with the dsp that you used! Nicely done!

Lori said...

Love your airbrushed flowers!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a cute card and that flower is awesome!!

Nikki Bond said...

This card really made me smile...love the owl and the layout you chose is perfect! {sMILES}

Connie said...

Very cute, Julie! Love the flower!

Robin Merriman said...

Wowzers, that flower is fabulous! Great job on the challenge!

StampingSelene said...

Supercute! I love the coloring! Just beautiful!