Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Spread a Harvest of Hope



Hi friends! Have you missed me? I've only been gone a few days, but it feels like forever! Today's sweet wheelbarrow image, Spread a Harvest of Hope, is one of the newest images from My Favorite Things. I colored with Copic markers, then added the grassy ground underneath with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. If you haven't checked out Paula Williamson's tutorial on how to add a patch of grass with your Prismas, you really should! You can find it in MFT's How'd They Do That forum (it's in the HTDT? Tips & Tricks for the July Release 6.30.09).

Speaking of How'd They Do That tutorials, I've just posted this week's tutorial, Photographing Your Papercrafting Projects. I am no photography expert by any stretch - just sharing tips I've gleaned over many years of scrapbooking (plus a couple years of cardmaking) and tricks I've discovered through trial and error. I hope you'll take a peek! Even more, I hope you'll find something useful in it ;)



Stamps: Spread a Harvest of Hope (My Favorite Things)
Paper: MFT Perfect Paper Panels, K&Co dp, Stampin' Up Kraft
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, white pigment pad
Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stump, Spellbinders pinking border Piercabilities, MFT spring butons, MFT perfect plaid ribbon, Close to My Heart bigger brads, SU corner rounder, sewing machine
Size: 5 1/2" square

27 comments:

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!

Chris said...

I love anything with kraft paper but this is really super beautiful! Thanks for such a thorough tutorial: I have a lot to learn but your steps are so clear. I enjoyed your design process on the Verve blog this week too! Thanks for sharing so much with us!

Danielle said...

This is a truly beautiful card Amy - your colouring is 'wow' and the layout is gorgeous! Love your finishing embellishments! I'm off to check out your Photographing tutorial!
Hugs, Danielle

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your colors and design Amy!! GOrgeous coloring as always!
hugs,
Chris

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this card! Such a pretty image and so beautifully coloured. I will definitely check out the grass tutorial! Great layout too!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally fabulous! Love it!!

Dawn B. said...

I love this ribbon Amy. It is perfect for this card. I really like your grass. I am off to check out your tutorial. I know it will be great. Your tips have really helped me in the past with photography...TFS

Takisha said...

Amy,Thanks for sharing the tutorial, it was very informative!
Kisha

Annabelle Bulat said...

I love your work! And thank you so much for the photography tips...I'm really struggling with taking good pictures.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great card :) I love the layers, colors, stamp, layout......

Gretchen said...

Oh I love this card Amy! Beautiful! Thank you so much for the HTDT tutorial on photography. You shared your secrets with me a few months ago and it has really helped me. I can't wait to experment some more!!

Desire Fourie said...

Amy this is just beautiful with such an inspiring sentiment as well.
Hugs
Desire

Kimberly Crawford said...

Stunning!!!
Sorry I haven't been leaving comments, but I have been getting an error message when I try and go to your blog...its weird, but today YAY! it worked! :) I am sure it is my possessed laptop!! :)
((((HUGS))))

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty coloring, love those bigger brads, and the button w/ribbon! Thanks for the link about taking pics and then editing, that was alot of work you put into that and it is greatly appreciated, hopefully I can figure it all out!!

Denise Young said...

absolutely beautiful. The colors remind me of a slice of watermelon. yum!

texasjodylynn said...

Beautiful card and PERFECT tutorial! Awesome!

alienanessa said...

Just a gorgeous card, sharing the tutorial was an extra gift, and your photographing tutorial is great...I shall be taking those into account now!!! =)

dpkennedy said...

This is just beautiful! I love your grass...I am headed over to check out that tutorial! Thanks!

Deborah Young said...

This is super! I already checked out your photo tutorial - tee hee! BTW, how do you get your stitching so close to the edge - zipper foot? So precise and perfect!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love when you ink up your kraft edges with white ink!!! LOVE that look girl! Your card is beautiful and thanks for the link on your tips!

Hope you are having a great week!

Lynda Benden said...

This is so beautiful Amy! The image is wonderful and so different from other MFT images!

America said...

That sewn craft paper is awesome for that image, with your terrific coloring, such fab details adorning this beauty! And TFS your tips. You are a huge isnpiration!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, I love this, Amy! Great colors, layers, stitching, everything!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So gorgeous - I just love these colors together!! Off to check out your tutorial... :)

Judy Rozema said...

Yes, I missed you!! Beautiful colors - wow -- gotta check out that photography stuff!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Of course we missed you!!! Love this card - great colours and layout and that wheelbarrow is just fabulous!!

Elaine said...

Great card! I like the elements and color combination.

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