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Marty’s Masterpiece June Sketch

Heidi Bound
Marty’s sketch made me immediately think about the table and in my mind it was made of wood. The back panel of my card is wood cut & embossed using The Big Shot. That bird looked like he was longing for freedom outside. I used a wooden bird and altered it using paint and Distress Stains. The branches and flowers are stickers from Jolee’s that I found in my stash.

Eileen Bellomo
When I saw Marty’s Masterpiece for June my eye was immediately drawn to the vase of flowers. And that lead me to digging out my supply of Flower Soft, a material I never remember to use. I don’t think it shows in the photo, but the vase (cut freehand from a scrap of grungepaper) was rounded before attaching it, so the flowers actually slide into it. My piece is a birthday card and will be heading out to my sister in law later this summer.

Julia Smith
Travel Through Your Dreams:
Another interesting sketch turned into this collage piece for me that I mounted onto a large card blank. The piece measures 8″x7″ and the base is some waste packaging. All the collage elements are from my collection and the main large image in the background had this wonderful door at the top of some stairs. There were layers of collage pieces added and added. Stamped the swirls all in acrylic paint, first in the pink, then buttermilk, then red, then black on top. The piece is also edged in black acrylic paint and title stamped in buttermilk. The bird is a pigeon!! and there actually various windows deep in the background.


Connie Deibler
I just got this stamp set and as soon as I saw Marty’s sketch, I couldn’t help but think of these cute little birds in the bird bath. I hope you like it.

Karen Patton
I made a 5×7 card. The striped background paper I don’t know the source, the brown is from BasicGrey and the blue in the window is K&Co’s Que Sera Sera. The flowers, bird and lace used for the rug under the cat are from Flying Unicorn. The metal accents are from K&Co. The cat is a button and I don’t remember the source of it or of the picture. I distressed with Arcival Ink Coffee. The doily under the vase was punched using a Martha Stewart punch.

Michele Luxenberg
My first few versions were of flowers…. on a table…. next to a window…but that was it! It was boring and empty…..
So…I needed to a few baby cards to send out to friends and came up with the attached. Marty’s sketch inspired me to put the focal point of my image on the left side of the card…
Stamps used: Papertrey Ink. Ink: Close To My Heart Ribbon: Papertrey Ink. DieCuts: Spellbinders.

Nancy Brokaw
This card made with the new adorable Stampin’ Up! set On the Grow and the Designer Series Paper Beyond the Garden from the Summer mini catalog. Wild Wasabi and Pacific point card stock also help to accent to classic look for an all occasion card. Simple and easy water coloring gives this vase of flowers a springtime feel.

Kathy Vargas
From Marty’s sketch I focused in on the items in the classroom? It was like the things of nature were brought into the room and the observer should be outside in the nature setting. The colors that I saw were red, blue, pale yellow, browns and charcoal. I wanted to create something with a bird looking out the window but this is what happened in the final project. Buttons were from my collection. papers from Melody Ross, Artsy Urban and DCWV, Mariposa. McGill Postage stamp punch for blue panel and touches of Loew Cornell Metallic Acrylic paint. So, the story here is enjoy the process and utilize what you have in your stash or be inspired by a well worn 50 cent thrift store find. Be inspired and surprised!

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  1. Eileen
    June 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Love to see how everyone approached the design differently. Fun!