Thursday, May 21, 2009

Head in the clouds....

I keep seeing clouds on the background of cards lately and wanted to give it a shot. First I tried the non-template version which is using a scalloped circle or scalloped oval and sponge & ink. I cut one out in cardboard and went to work. It looked pretty bad when I was through so I went online to see others work. Don't laugh too hard, I used the scallop upside down. I should say that I inked on top of the circle at the top of my image. It should have been at the bottom of the circle, at the top of my image. KWIM?!!

In the meantime, I remembered that I had a Fairy Tale Creations template that I bought years ago at CKC. I bought them with my Hawaii trip in mind but honestly never used them. I gave it a try and it was much better than my first attempt, which is not saying much! LOL I need more practice.

I used this cute digi bee stamp from Dustin Pike. You should check out his blog! He gives free images on Wed. and has some amazing designs for very little $$. I stamped in the Happy Birthday but you could use it for just about anything! I really wanted to put Happy Bee-day in the banner, but I just wanted to get it done fast so I grabbed a stamp.

6 comments:

Becky said...

Love it , the clouds came out great!!
I like the Bee tooo cute lol!

Pia said...

Really cute Michelle! I have a sizzix cloud or two, when I get mine done, I will send you some. I was thinking of cutting them out of heavy duty acetate and using those. I am still not organized around here. My desk area is a huge mess! You miss a few days and the whole place falls apart.

maia said...

Your clouds look great !!! I think you did a wonderful job. Yes, the bee is as cute as can be ...

Peggy said...

This is soooo cute!!!! The clouds look great! I love love love this card! I really need to play with the digi stamps.

Mary C said...

Michelle your clouds look fantastic! I love the way you used the bee banner. I love Dustin's designs also. He has turned me into a digi believer! Great card!

Kristen said...

Michelle, your rocked those clouds. Seriously, they look wonderful. I also love the dustine pike images. thanks for the heads up on wed's.