Saturday, March 8, 2008
I am so honored to have been nominated for this award by my cyber pal Carolina. I kinda needed this because I'm not having all that great a day. So thank you for cheering me up!! I am supposed to nominate 5 people for this award, but I want to nominate more, so here goes
Hello everyone out there in blog land, hope you are having a safe, warm and happy weekend so far!! This card is for a couple of challenges, Beate's weekend sketch challenge and the SCS inspiration challenge. I actually started this card before the inspiration challenge was posted, but couldn't figure out where to go with it, so I walked away for awhile. I was surfing SCS because I have no life, and I found that the IC had already been posted. It was a beautiful double Irish Chain Shamrock quilt, and I chose to be inspired by the colors, squares,and the circle patterns on it. But even after looking at that, I still wasn't sure what I wanted to do. When I started this card, I had just received an order from Embellish Online. In it, besides my SWISS DOTS FOLDER YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!, was some beautiful spring green polka dot ribbon as well as some yellow polka dot ribbon. I loved the colors, so I decided to use them on a card. I am sure you are now looking at the card to see the beautiful ribbon that I got, but alas, I forgot to put it on there. Can you say??? DUHHHH!! Anyway, I started with a Certainly Celery base then layered with Barely Banana and Whisper White. Then I did 4 blocks of two different patterns using the certainly celery dsp. The ribbon that I did remember to put on it is Celery Organdy (why did SU stop selling this stuff??). The main image panel was stamped on Whisper White with Black Stazon. The images are from the Whipper Snapper set Bo Peep's Sheep. I stamped the sheep and the grass, and then colored it in with SU markers. I outlined the main image with my Prismacolor cool grey marker. The sky was created with my aquapainter and Bashful Blue pad. The circle panel was the one that I had the most trouble with. I was watching TV and saw one of those happy cow cheese commercial thingies and it came to me that I could make it a dream bubble. So hence the title Are Ewe Dreaming??. It was colored in the exact same way and punched out with my 1 1/4in punch. Then it was layered with Barely Banana and then Certainly Celery. The dots were made with my white gel pen. I saw a card that my cyber pal Lee had made using multiple colors of the word window punch, so I totally borrowed that from her. And if you know anything about me, you know how I love my white brads, so of course I had to stick some in the corners. Aren't you proud though, they aren't in a straight line, I framed the corner with them!! That's all for me now!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
stamps-Bo Peeps Sheep
paper-Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Whisper White, and Certainly Celery DSP
ink- Black Stazon and Bashful Blue
tools- Scallop and Circle punches, white brads, word window punch, aquapainter, SU markers, gold pen, white gel pen, celery organdy