Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Kincade Pastels

Wow, This one took time...which always competes for other work (and play) lol...I bought this stamp on one of my excursions with friends a few Saturdays ago. Fell in love with the idea and technique explained to me by the store owner... hmmm, I could certainly do that! I said. I usually stay away from images that are so detailed, but this one I had to try. Of course I didn't need much encouragement from my friends and I made my purchase!!

I worked with it a little to get a crisp image using Stazon Ink. Then applying the pastels took some time...I managed to adhere the main image upside down (oops) on the scalloped barely banana and had to pull it off thus creating lines where the chalk split. You can see the fine broken lines that are not suppose to be there.

With some time and practice, this should come out beautiful!! what do you think?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Priceless Scripture~

Recently, I spent part of my day stamping, sharing ideas and eating with friends :) That in itself is priceless and to be treasured! Of course I only ever get minimal stamping done because I spend time visiting or watching what everyone else is doing!I did manage to make two cards and one partway done..Mostly trying out different designs for an upcoming swap with friends I met or will soon meet from SCS!!! So looking forward to that!
This card features SU's Priceless stamp set, I had stamped a whole sheet of CS from the Regals palette - Always Artichoke, Regal Rose and So Saffron inks. I wanted to use it in a card and came up with this simple card. Used D'vine swirls embossing folder on the card base and then added my layers. Will I use that design? hmm...probably not.
This one is my favourite (out of these two)and this scripture is a personal favourite! I love to sponge my cards for added dimension and rich colour! I wheeled the background with the matching jumbo wheel (I hardly use wheels, but we won't go there)Then I added my layers and using both flowers from SU's Doodle that, I layered them and highlighted them with Signo Gel Pen. Of course, I couldn't let it alone without some dew drops, my latest fave embellishment.
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 11, 2008

*Home of the Free*

I made these cards last weekend and forgot to upload them. These cards were sparked by the 4th and mostly due to a new background stamp set I bought from my friend Krista. I was quite anxious to test them out, loved how they "tested" and must've put them away after I was done. Came across the cards as I was pulling paper out the other day. In my haste to photograph them, the angle is kind of wonky but I assure you they are the regular size and shape.
This card uses CTMH Brilliant Backgrounds and Starstruck sets. I combined them with Night of Navy, Real Red and Very Vanilla CS, Night of Navy and Real Red Inks, our awesome SU star punch! cuttlebug's distressed stripe folder.
The patterned paper on this card is from Me&My Big ideas paper stack Coastal Culture, along with CTMH Brilliant Backgrounds and Starstruck sets, a little distressing and some red jute.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

For a Special Birthday Girl ~

In a faraway land, a special girl celebrates her birthday with her friend Jess...far from the usual fanfare of Daddy's breakfast, DQ icecream cake, presents, Olive Garden and finally fireworks...the family all gathered around the computer texting on facebook, writing birthday hugs and messages. That'll have to suffice until December...except...

for this card on its way in a little box full of goodies!!! Happy Birthday!!!

This card uses one of my favourite images from Rubber Romance Diva gals...Used another favourite - Basic Grey 6x6 pads Sugared line that I ran through the swiss dots cuttlebug folder, added some Robins's Nest Dew Drops. The birthday girl rubon is from Rhonna Farrar greeting tins. The CS is heavily sponged on the edges using the cat's eye chalks chestnut roan.

Enjoy your 4th everyone!!!


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