Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Can you believe it???

It has gone from 64degrees when I left my house this morning. By the time I got home, it was 32. I was only gone for four hours!!! Now I don't know about you, but that is just weird to me!! Good old Southern Illinois!!! The winds here are horrible too, around 30mph right now, with gusts up to 70mph!!! It's kind of breezy!!!

I decided to make another card for today's color challenge over on SCS. I was in such a hurry to get to my Mom's to help her pack today, that I didn't put my all into the first one. I loved the coloring on it, and I very proud of myself for doing it, but not the rest of it. I got a lot of comments saying that they never would have thought to put that sentiment with it, but every time I see it, I always think of it as a pick me up, if you know what I mean. I would give this to anyone that I thought was having a bad day, or down in the dumps, and I think that that sentiment would be perfect. Anyway, I started out for my Mom's today, and to go by the accountants(I am the treasurer for my village, STOP!! don't be impressed, there are only 52 people in my village!!!) to pick up the revised forms for the village, and I got a phone call. It was the representative from the Signature Home Styles party I had just had. She was calling to tell me that my order would be delivered that day. Let me say this, I had an excellent party, got TONS of free stuff, and had lots of people order from me. I knew it was going to be a lot, so I wanted to be home to get it(honestly, I don't know how people that work handle getting deliveries!!). As I had posted earlier, I was on my way to help my Mom pack, she is moving this weekend, so I had to call her and tell her that I was sorry, but I would be there as soon as possible. So, after running my errands I came home and colored the image that is on this card. As soon as I got it done, the FedEx guy showed up, and I had to leave to go help pack, so it has been laying on my desk waiting for me to get home. I got this image from Rubbernecker, and I love it. In fact, I love them so much, I go to the website every Tuesday, to search for treasure. I found it today, and can't wait to get my prize!! Anyway, I stamped this image in Basic Gray on watercolor paper. I then colored it in using my SU markers. I used Yo Yo Yellow on the flower centers, Creamy Caramel on the frame with Close to Cocoa to accent. I used Mellow Moss on the leaves and stems with Always Artichoke to accent. The background I went over with a Prismacolor cool gray marker and accented it with a going gray marker. I then blended it all with my aquapainter. I covered the petals with Perfect Pearls powder by Ranger, but unfortunately, you can't tell in the picture. I stamped the sentiment, which is from Small Script-SU, on textured white paper from Archiver's, which is what the main card is made out of. I sponge Basic Gray on the edge. Punched it with my small oval punch and then matted it with Yo Yo yellow and Going Gray, which I cut myself. It used the large oval punch for the Basic Gray layer. 4 yellow brads and a ribbon tag, and it was done!! Thanks for looking and have a great night.

stamps- Daisies by Rubbernecker and Small Script- SU
paper-White from Archievers, watercolor paper, YoYo Yellow, Going Gray and Basic Gray
ink- Basic Gray
tools- Lrg and small oval punches, yellow brads, aquapainter, prismacolor marker, perfect pearls


  1. Jessie, this is gorgeous! I love those flowers, what super coloring, wowzer! This is an awesome card sketch too! The title looks wonderful! You totally don't want to see the debacle that resulted in my attempt at the color challenge today! Boy, I just couldn't get my head around this one! You obviously did not have that problem, great work!

  2. Fabulous card. That image is wonderful. Where is your town in relation to Lincoln where I live? My husband and I drove home from the Ozarks yesterday in this horrid weather. Talk about white-knuckles.

  3. Gorgeous card. I saw you were from Southern Illinois. I have relatives all around Illinois. My dad grew up in Mendota, and my mom a very small town called metamora and ohio, ILL. I have aunts and uncles in Springfield too. Welcome to blog land.. Chris

  4. Wonderful! This looks like a painting! Great job on the coloring! I find coloring with markers can be quite tricky! Great card!

  5. This card is fantastic, love your blog, welcome to blogland, you are very talented.

  6. Loved both of your SCS Color Challenge cards! They are great! Just stop telling me where you get your stamps. . .LOL! **wink**


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