Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC26)!!! It is also the last Tuesday of the month so we have a new guest challenge designer with us today. Please give a warm welcome for Deena Perreault(moonrise)!! Deana is challenging us to go monochromatic with our cards. Her challenge stipulations are ONE color or shades of that color along with ONE either white or cream card stock. All supplies and tools are allowed!!! So, let's see what you can create!!! We look forward to see what you do!!!
When I started my card I had just read how Teresa Momber designed her Water Lily card using
the reflection technique. While this lime is not a reflection but rather a reverse image, I used her technique to stamp my image.
I stamped the lemons from Lemons, Love and Life, on Classic White paper using Tuxedo Black ink. I re inked my stamp and stamped on an acrylic block which in turn I immediately stamped again on Classic White paper. Like Teresa said, the reverse image is a little blurred, but with coloring it became hard for me to tell which was the original and which was the reverse.
I colored both images with a combination of Copic Natural Blends: Fields, Evergreen, Daffodil, Buttercup, and the Colorless Blender.
After coloring I cut out the images, added a layer of glossy accents to the limes and affixed over the gingham checked dp.
The ribbon and bead caps are colored with my Copic markers to match the limes and paper.
Stamp: Lemons Love & Life
Ink: Copic Neutral Blends, Memento (black), Palette (chartreuse)
Paper: Classic White, CS & DP collected since I am still away from home.
Misc: Spellbinder dies, ribbon, bead caps
Flourishes Newsletter has more cards from the blog team, and some pretty amazing work too!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The latest challenge takes no time at all to make...... a tag! Now I did not use as many embellishments or bling as I could, but I like simple on rare occasions.
You can join in the challenge and unlike me, you can be a winner at Flourishes. All you have to do is leave a comment on Flourishes Newsletter with a link to your tag creation.
The tag was made with the long deckle retangles, I stamped on dp then colored with Micheals markers. When coloring, I used the same technique that I use when I color with my Copic markers, from lightest to darkest..............
All materials are either from Michaels, or pilfered from a friends supply of scrapbook supplies.
Stamp: Thank You Tulip
Friday, July 10, 2009
Join us tonight at 9 PM EST for a Party with fun, fast, and fabulous chatting, card gallery, games! See you there at the SCS forum.
For my latest additions I have tired my hand at a beach scene, one that I can regular at home. Can't you feel the wind through your hair and the sand under your feet? Not really! There are no palm trees on Pensacola beach, at least on the Gulf side, but there is plenty of sand and breeze.
Why is it that some cards you make look fabulous IRL while others look best in photos, this is one of those images that look best in a pictures! I thought the whole scene was very flat looking after coloring with my Copic Water, Sky, Flesh tones 2, and one green water based marker...........I didn't bring all my Copics so I don't have a bright green. After taking a picture I see it does not appear to look "flat" at all.
Now if I had time to sit at the beach to enjoy the sunshine and watch the ships sail by. Well enough of that, it's back to work.
Stamp set: Beach Life
Paper: Flourishes Classic White, Jennie Bowlin black line
Ink: Copic Natural blend Collection, water, sky, and flesh tone 2
Misc: Spellbinder inverted square
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And be sure to join us tonight for the party! See ya there.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Something else I found priceless was seeing the American and Canadian flags flying side by side along the boardwalk in Port Huron and on the Canadian side. This was the first time I had ever been so close to Canada, or any country that borders the US.
We have new paper come in this last month, our 100 lb classic white and classic ivory, two new Basic Grey papers came in too, lemonade and june bug....Check them out along with a look at the second stamp set to be released. Here is a peak at what is in store for you on Friday....Sea Side Life...shells.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Then for the next week we are having a challenge:
Summer nights, sunsets, the sound of waves crashing on the shore – what could be more relaxing? Because these are the sights and sounds of life on the beach - what better way to challenge you all to a fun contest than to invite you to bring a taste of of the ocean into your creations!
What a great opportunity to win all three July releases by entering in the challenge, it is easy even if you do not have any Flourishes stamps, yet. Read all about it on the newsletter!
I have made a few cards while on "vacation" with my grand kids. I tried to take as many of my supplies as I could think of as "must haves," watercolor paper, classic white and ivory, a couple of jennie bowlin dp