The well-wishing sheep image is by High Hopes & has been colored with Copic W1, W3, W5, R24, BG13 (don't have BG23), B23, & V06. Nesties & a paper piercer were the tools I used, along with DP by Cosmo Cricket. This dp is so wonderful that I felt using anymore embellishments was unnecessary.
Thanks for stopping by yet again. I hope you feel blessed & inspired. Hugs, Laurie
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Good Saturday morning! I hope you all had wonderful weeks...lots of time with loved ones and doing your normal routines. My card today was so much fun to make. I just love these fall colors.
The Timeless Tuesday challenge this week at Flourishes is to make a card using the Stamp Misting technique. I decided to make a background paper with a leaf stamp and various colors. I applied ink to my stamp and sprayed a mist of water onto it just before I stamped it onto white cs. I kept repeating, changing my colors. When the paper dried, I used a Versamark pad and clear embossing powder to emboss two or three leaf images over the colored images...can't have a card with out some sparkle or shine! :) I used Labels 5 and Labels 3 Nesties, a SU! leaf stamp, CB corner die, and MS Loops punch for the rest of my card. Copic colors YR18, YR09, & R05 were used to color in the leaf. Added the beautiful ribbon and brown sticky gems to finish it up. The Stamping Sisters In Christ challenge this week is from Ecclesiastes 3:1, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." (NIV) The challenge is to make something with the colors of your autumn. Friends, this is what fall is to me...oranges, yellows, reds...bright and lovely against a background of evergreens and foregrund of fields of golden wheat waiting to be harvested. (Can you tell I'm a country girl at heart?)Oh, I think this must be my favorite season! Of course I say that with every one LOL Praying your autumn will be a time of remembering the good things God has given you. Hugs, Laurie
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
My mom saw a sample card at Stamping Day & Night, a stamp store in northern Indiana, that she really loved. It was made with an edge punch and a Great Impressions flower stamp, using white cs & a strip of dp or colored cs. It was a very simple layout with a short sentiment added to the front, but was embellished with paper flowers. The sample was stunning in it's simplicity.
I decided - like any good stamper does - to CASE the idea! How wonderful it was to discover that my Plain Jane verse stamps by Verve fit just right into the space between the punched edge and the stamped image!! I was sooooo excited! I've made several cards, using a variety of edge punches and a variety of colors. As you can see, it works on the long or short edge of the card.
I'm always concerned with blessing the recipient of my cards....I want to share the love of Jesus. But I have to tell you that every time I use these stamps, the Lord uses it to bless me. We all need those encouraging words to help us re-focus on Truth.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I've made my card with unknown dp, Nesties Labels 2 & Scallop Circles, and the sweet sentiment by Stampendous. Colored the doll with Copics, and a little bling to make it all shine......voila - we have a card! :)
I've layered the SU! cs with paper from the Indian Summer collection. I cut out the Flourishes image which is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa using a Nestie. Don't you love the brown trim? I've been waiting to use it on just the right layout. Added dark brown sticky gems to spice it up a bit. Copics I used: E00, E11, E55, E57, R27, R89, YR07, YG03, & YG23.
The details for my card: The yellow & purple cs are SU!. The dp is from the Wisteria collection by Basic Grey. I'd love to give credit for the stamped image, but I can't remember the company's name. I stamped a couple of extra images from Sally Lynn's stamps when I went to my Copic Certifcation class. Besides the challenge colors, I've also used C1, E00, E11, R00, V000, V09, V01, YG67, YR02, & Y21. To add some shine, I used my glitter pen on the wings. The image is cut out with the Labels 4 Nestie and is layered onto the Fleur de Lis Pendant also by Spellbinders. As you can see from the middle picture, the pendant is really a square & comes with three other cut-outs. I used one of the extra cut-outs to add those two extra points (top & bottom) behind the image. I've circled what it looks like. It's exactly like the corner points of the pendant but it's the size of the other green sample. (Where was my extra one for the picture? Who knows!) My Zig Painty is one of my favorite tools, so I used it to go around the edge of the Labels 4 cut-out. Lastly, I added the gold ribbon and the butterfly embelishment.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Now for the challenge.....I had a hard time when I first saw the colors for this week, but after looking through some dp and my stamp stash, inspiration hit. The layout of the card is simple, like work projects ought to be. (My dh always says that after you figure the cost & time of a project you should multiply by 2.5) Aren't these brads perfect for a carpenter ant? The sentiment is computer generated.
Stamps: High Hopes - DP: Cosmo Cricket - CS: Bazzill - Copics: Y35, B95, B97, W1, W3, W5, E55, E57, E59, E35, E37, E19, 0 colorless blender
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thanks, Mom, for the helpful tip! Love you. Hugs, Laurie