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

Rain Drops Keep Falling on My.........

back porch!!! It is raining here, so when I saw today's color challenge over on SCS, I knew what had to be done. I automatically thought of a child in yellow rubber boots, playing in a puddle. Since I don't have any stamps like that, amazingly, I decided to use one of my Hanna Stamps sets that has never seen ink. As you will learn in time, I am easily enabled. This was one of those stamps that I kept seeing and thinking..."I have to have her!!!". Then I got her here, and put her in a box, and there she has stayed since I bought her.

So the stamps I used are obvious, except the sentiment, which is from SU! set Brighter Tomorrow. I stamped it with Black Stazon on watercolor paper and used my markers to color her in. I then went over all of it with my aquapainter. I learned this technique from Julie Buhler's No Copics, No Problem. I then put icicle stickles all over the puddle to make it glisten. I punched the sentiment out with the small tag punch. I then punched one Going Gray and one Yo-Yo Yellow tag, and trimmed the gray one down to make it a mat for the smaller one. I put flower brads in the corner and outlined the whole image with my prismacolor cool grey marker. I love the look that it gives. The image was matted on Going Gray and Yo Yo Yellow. I did the full card in Basic Gray, and did a half panel of the yellow and the going gray. I tied gray taffeta around the seam and then added the yellow grosgrain. I attached the sentiment with floss.
If you can't tell, I am in a huge hurry, so I will be back to edit this hastily put together post. My mom is moving this weekend, and if I don't go help her pack, she is going to kick my butt!! Have a great day, and I look forward to hearing from all of you!!

  • stamps=Hanna Stamps, Brighter Tomorrow-SU
  • paper= Basic Gray, Going Gray, Yo Yo yellow, and Watercolor Paper
  • ink=Stazon Black
  • tools=flower brads, icicle stickles, SU markers, aquapainter, yellow grosgrain, gray taffeta, tag punches, yellow floss, prismacolor marker