Wednesday, May 28, 2008
With all of the guests we've had this past week, I just now found time to stamp!! I hate when I haven't stamped in about a week and I finally sit down to do it and nothing. Just nothing. I sit there and it's like I'm stamping for the first time all over again!! Does that happen to anyone else or am I the only weirdo??
I finally got to use my new Verve Visual stamps. I also got the sketch from Julee's blog. I love that it's easy to line them up, like I did here, to make your own dp! And no, I did not use a stampamajig!! Just eyeballed it! The larger vanilla panel was scored in a grid sort of pattern using my plain ol' cutter. I pierced around part of the choc layer. The sentiment is from Baroque Motifs. Pretty simple card, but I'm happy with it even if it did take me a while to get into somewhat of a groove. Thanks for stopping by! Oh! What do you think of the new banner up top? I dunno if I like it 100%, but maybe it'll grow on me.
card info: stamps ~ Verve Visual, Baroque Motifs. paper ~ sage, vanilla, choc. ink ~ choc. access. ~ piercer, wide organdy ribbon, brad, punch, scoring blade.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
A quick card for the Featured Stamper challenge this past Sunday. Dawnsing (Dawn McVey) was this weeks choice and man, she has such a great gallery. I used the apricot dp from the level 1 hostess set. I colored in the flower from One of a Kind with ruby, regal rose and apricot markers. There's a build a brad in the center (I sure hope those make the new catty!!!). Added extra piercing than Dawn's card had, but kept pretty much everything else the same.
Ok, the first of our many guests this month has arrived, so not sure how much stamping I'll get in over the next couple of weeks. (I'm sure I'll be able to sneak some here and there...) Thanks for stopping by! And thanks Deb for the help with the siggy!!!
card info: stamps ~ one of a kind, short and sweet. paper ~ kraft, regal, ww, apricot dp. ink ~ black. access. ~ markers, piercer, punch, build a brad, ribbon.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Ok, not really! But those were the colors for today's color challenge! Lots of sponging on this card. I colored the flower with ruby and pumpkin markers first, then went over it with ink from inkpads and a watercolor brush. I stamped the baroque swirl on the sentiment with pumpkin ink that was stamped off once first. Then I sponged around it with ruby ink. I like this sketch I used ~ feel free to use it and if you do, post a link to your card here so I can check it out!!
I know it's a couple of days late, but I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxed mother's day!! I definitely did!! And dh surprised me with a new flat screen tv for my stamp room!! How sweet!! I was so surprised!! Hugs ~
card info: stamps ~ embrace life, baroque motifs, always. paper ~ sky, black, pumpkin, ww. ink ~ same as paper. access. ~ coluzzle, gingham, hardware, punch, white gel pen, sponge.