Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Stamping In The Dark Isn't Easy!!

You know how I know, because I just did it!! The power was off for awhile here due to the freezing rain we got last night, so what else was I supposed to do, right!!! I opened up the blinds on the big window in my stamp room and got busy. I will admit, I didn't try to do anything to involved, for fear the power would come back on and I would realize how much I needed light to get the colors right. I picked a small image, beautiful paper, and lots of embellishments. I just got this set yesterday, and I wanted to play with it some more, so that is how this card was born. I really hadn't planned on stamping today, because I am still very behind on my commenting, but since I couldn't get on the computer, I decided to stamp. You should have seen me trying to rig up my flashlight for some more light. What was funnier was the ah-ha moment when I realized the power might not come back on for awhile, and I may NEED the flashlight for real. So I quickly turned it off, ripped off the duct tape and got to work!! Oh the things you would see in my stamp room if you were a fly on the wall. So anyway, I started with this yummy paper from the Basic Grey Two Scoops collection. I loved the colors on it, and how elegant it looked. I matched it with three of the SU incolors Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou. The sugar bowl is from the Look Who's Perky set from Paper Pretties, it is adorable, and very high quality(I mean it stamps good). I colored it in using my blender pens and stamp pads. I then added some silver pen to the spoon. The flower on the pot is from the SU rub ons that they are offering right now for free when you order $50 worth of stuff, so if you think you need these, and you totally do, contact your demo, or ME!!! to find out how(BTW I am willing to do Customer Direct Orders to anywhere in the US.) The sentiment in the top corner is also one of the rub-ons. Lots of ribbon and three white brads later, and it was a card.
I also wanted to post a card I received in the mail yesterday from Wanda. She got my name off of the Paper Pretties RAK forum and sent this to me. Isn't she a sweetie!!! It totally made my day!!
Another note, the runner up for the Blog Candy contest still hasn't contacted me, so if I don't hear from her by tonight at midnight, I will be drawing another name. The winner will receive some of the new SU striped ribbon, some pearl brads, and some cards made by me. Thanks, be safe, and have a great day!!
stamps-Look Who's Perky
paper-Two Scoops dp by Basic Grey, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and Whisper White
ink-Black Stazon, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou
tools- SU rub ons, WW BB SS stitched ribbon, silver pen, white brads, blender pen

What A Color Challenge!!

I was up late, as usual, surfing SCS, because I have no life, and I saw that the color challenge was posted for today. I was so excited when I saw it because I knew I could do an Easter card with it!! The colors are Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, and So Saffron. Awesome combo by the way!! I love it when they are easy, because sometimes I have to force it to work, and I am not always pleased with the end result. I started this card by stamping my bunny, grass and flowers from the Whipper Snapper set Spring Has Sprung. I stamped it on watercolor paper with Black Stazon. I used my aquapainter and a blender pen to paint the scene. I used the ap on the sky with Bashful Blue, and the bp on the bottom and the flowers with Wild Wasabi and Purely Pom for the flowers. I highlighted the bunny with my prismacolor cool grey marker and the flowers with my white gel pen. It is layered with the challenge colors. Under the main panel is a piece of the polka dot So Saffron DSP and on top of that is Wild Wasabi flowers from the Prints Pack. I tied the WW striped ribbon and the PP ribbon around and tied them both in a square knot. After stamping the sentiment in the bottom corner it was done. Aren't you proud, there are no brads on this card!!!! Well, I really need to sleep, so thanks for looking and have a great day!!

stamps-Spring Has Sprung by Whipper Snapper
ink- Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, and Bashful Blue
paper- watercolor, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, Whisper White, So Saffron DSP and Prints Pack
tools- aquapainter, blender pen, white gel pen, prismacolor grey marker, wasabi striped ribbon, pomegranate ribbon,