Saturday, November 22, 2008

Merry Christmas Weekend Sketch Challenge

Isn't this Cardinal Christmas set from SU GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE it and I have had it for awhile, so I was DYING to get it inky today!! I started by stamping my image in Black Stazon then I colored it in with my SU reinkers(Riding Hood Red) and SU markers. For the shading on the bird, I added some Ruby Red marker, but the body was colored with a blender pen and reinker. I outlined my image with my Copic Warm Grey marker(W3). I then layered it with Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip. The DP is from the Ski Slope DSP and the ribbon is from the Alpine originals, except what is on the clips, it is RHR taffeta. I followed Beate's sketch and was done...GORGEOUS!! Gotta go, DH is taking me to dinner...SHOCKING!!

I'm Backkkkkk

So, I haven't posted a thing since Thursday...YIKES!! That is a long time for me...and I would love to say I was stamping away, but sadly no. After posting a couple cards Thursday morning, Jared and I went out to run some errands and then I went to his house and spent the night. It is shotgun season around here, so his dad was staying at my house to go hunt which meant that the boy didn't have a ride...instead of fooling with it, I just went there to stay. I got home last night, but sleeping with a baby is exhausting, LOL, so I went to bed sorta early. Before I went to bed, I did get a look at the Friday Limited Supplies Challenge and Saturday's Inspiration Challenge, so I did have all night to come up with a plan. The inspiration piece was the AMC show Mad Men. I didn't pick one specific person or picture, but rather the way the women dress...Lexi would fit right in with them!! This card is pretty basic, but I {heart} it!! Maybe that is because I also used four of my favorite things: Jen's SFYTT, Sweet Always DSP, Lexi from Paper Pretties, and my Swiss Dots folder. How could I not LOVE it, right!! So, since you know what inspired me, and where the sketch came from, you need to know what the LSC was. Well, it was to include Chocolate on your card, in any way you want....EASY PEASY!! Not only did I use Chocolate Chip paper(by far my FAVORITE color), but I also have Lexi holding this GINORMOUS box of Chocolates. To give the box some dimension, I glued the bottom half down and put the top half on a pop dot....LOVE the way that looks. The image was paper pieced with the Sweet Always paper and I colored the rest with my SU markers. I did outline the image with my new Copic Cool Grey No. 3 marker(C3). The ribbons are all from SU, but I think the Pink one is retired..why oh why do they do that to me!! I added some silver brads, a silver figure 8 clip, and the sentiment, which was punched out with my SU punches. Well, that is all for me now...I am off to stamp some more!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
Oh ya, been awhile, so here is some Baby Eye Candy for ya!! He is wearing an outfit that my bestest pal Jodi(kharmagirl) sent him...isn't he a CUTIE!!