Friday, March 2, 2012

Magical Masking :: Lorie Souther

Hello and happy Friday!  WOW!  We've seen so many wonderful creations from the newPeachy Keen Stamp of the Month, and  Peachy Picks Kit, and I've got another one for you.  It's Lorie here today with my most recent creation using both of the above mentioned club kits.   For this card, I used the PKSC-03 March 2012 stamp set, which is filled with the cutest little gnomes, and all kinds of little "gnomey" things to go with them.   The stump, made into a sweet little house was what I chose to work with from the set for today, and I used a masking technique to add the mushroom and flower and grass  around the bottom of the tree.
 The image was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers, and the card stock is from this month's Peachy Picks Kit.  I even used a bit of card stock and twine from last months kit for this card.  I love that I'm finding ways to use up all of the contents of these kits, rather than hoarding them up like I tend to do.  They're so much prettier on display like this, rather than stashed away. 
Here's a little closer look.  I thought that little mushroom made the perfect chimney for this sweet little house, and I cut some puffs of smoke out of white card stock to showcase the Gnome Sweet Gnome sentiment.  The fabulous balsa wood tree, which is part of the Peachy Picks Kit was left au naturale, other than a bit of sponging on the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I also inked the edges of the image panel with the same Vintage Photo colored ink.  I actually used nearly the entire piece of green lace from the kit.  I adds such great texture to this card, and is just perfect for a plush, grassy effect.  I attached it with some red line tape by scrunching it up  and sticking it to the tape as I went along the bottom of the card.  The green resin flower tucked into the faux grass is also one of the wonderful elements in this kit.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great Friday and a fabulous weekend!!  Happy Stamping!!


Janice W. said...

Simply amazing! Your shading blows me away every time! Beautiful work Lorie!!

Kim said...

what an awesome card! turning that ribbon into grass is ingenious!

Leanne said...

Girl you blow me away with EVERYTHING you do! Your coloring is AMAZING!!! The lace makes awesome grass and I love the little mushroom chimney!! This card just blows me away!! Hugs, Leanne

Glora said...

WOW!!!! Seriously WOW!!! That green trim is AMAZING on there. I love how you showcase the kits and the stamps so PERFECTLY!. Your little stump home is the cutest! AMAZING as always!!! Hugs- Glora

Cindy :) said...

totally loving how you did the grass Lorie, love it, beautiful card, very cute :)

Liz O. said...

Lorie, this is absolutely gorgeous! TFS
Have a great day!

Jennie Garcia said...

Wow Lorie!! Your card is AMAZING!! Amazing coloring as always!! I love the texture!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @