I am so glad for the current Friday challenge over at www.stamptv.com. It really shook me out of my rut with all the inspiration I got. We had to CASE a DT, Jennie!
Here's the challenge link: http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/free-for-all-friday-challenge-case-the-dt-jennie-harper - Be sure to follow the link to Jennie's page and see her gallery! (Click on Photos in the left-hand column)
What I usually do when the challenge is CASE'ing a DT is I start looking at the gallery from the 'back'. So I go to the oldest postings and work my way back :D I love to see how even the DT's have improved over the years - very motivational.
The first card CASE'd this one: http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/friendship-floral?context=user
Here's my version:
To stamp the flowers I inked up the flower part with the Memento Dandelion dewdrop ink pad. I then colored directly onto the stamp the green stalks with Memento Marker. I would stamp once in the bright color and then 'stamp off' a second time on the white card stock to create the lighter effect.
Faithful florals- GinaK Designs
Enjoy the Sunshine - GKD
Memento dewdrop ink pad in Dandelion
Memento Tuxedo Black
Plain card stock from Tim Holtz
Background paper (unknown) - NOTE: The paper is actually cream with light brown print. To "yellow" it up I rubbed the Dandelion ink pad directly over the paper
Memento Markers (green stalks)
GinaK white 80lb card stock
Twinery Twine - Lemondrop
Tonic paper trimmer
Edge distress tool (bought at my local sewing shop)
I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:
http://mimchallegeblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/mmm-week-33.html (Flowers & leaves)