Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wednesday's Sketch

This is my card for today's sketch challenge over on SCS. Since it was so late in the day, and I had had this idea swimming around in my head all day long, I broke my rule and checked out the gallery to make sure I wasn't going to do the same thing that anyone else had done. Do any of you worry about that too?? I know everyone has their own style, but I always think that if it came that easy to me, it HAD to have come to someone else. Thank goodness there are so many stamps to chose from and everyone has their own unique style, because NO ONE had used the stamp I had my heart set on all day, PHEWW!! I am EXHAUSTED from sitting in boring orientation for the past two days, so I was pretty sure I wasn't going to be able to think of anything else. Anyway, I stamped the flower from Bloomin' Beautiful twice on watercolor paper and colored it with my ink pads and aqua painter. I cut out parts of the second flower and glued them to the other one to add some dimension. I don't know why, but when I use this set, I always want to use this paper. And I don't know about all of you, but I have to force myself to use different stamp sets or else I would use this one all the time!! I added some brads and chocolate ribbon and it was done!! That's all for me for now! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
stamps-Bloomin Beautiful and All Holidays
paper-Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, watercolor paper and Afternoon Tea DSP
ink-Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, and Groovy Guava
tools-aqua painter, silver brads, and chocolate ribbon

Prettie Wednesday

Hello again, and welcome to Prettie Wednesday. I really try to come up with clever titles for my posts, but have now decided to save some brain cells and call them what they are, hence the title, Prettie Wednesday(clever huh, not!!). Two weeks ago, Charmaine challenged us to make a bookmark. Since I hadn’t got to play with it yet, I decided to use the first stamp you will get when you join the Stamp of The Month club, Off to School Sophia. Isn’t she just the cutest!! If you haven’t signed up for the Stamp of The Month Club, you really should check it out. It is a great deal, a great way to collect some Pretties, PLUS, you get the stamps a month before they are released to the public!! How cool is that!!!
I stamped Sohpia on Whisper White with Black Stazon and colored her in using my SU markers. I did add some glitter to her shoes and some silver pen to her lunchbox(atleast I think I did, I definitely made the shoes glittery, geez my mind is slipping) I used some paper from the East Coast Prep DSP by SU and got my colors from there. Then I tied a bunch of different ribbons to the top. The sentiment is from the retired All Year Cheer sets, and the main image is just a tiny bit out of the box(I hand cut out just the lunchbox to give it some personality).This is already on the way to Charmaine and I hope she likes it!! This week, Jillian’schallenge for us it to “Make It New Again”, which is to take out our oldest stamp set and dust it off. The hardest part for me will be figuring out which one is the oldest( I don’t want to hurt it’s feelings you know!!). Watch out next week on Wednesday for my card for Jana’s challenge, to make a baby card using PP stamps. Should be fun!! Don’t forget to check out the other Prettie Girls blogs, and if you decide to play along(which we hope you do), leave one of us a link to your project so we can check it out!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Stamps- Off to School Sophia and All Year Cheer
Paper- Whisper White, Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi and East Coast Prep DSP
Ink- Black Stazon
Tools-SU markers,