Friday, February 19, 2010

Silhouettes and Masks

Good morning everyone!! I am having a wonderful lazy day....I'm still in my pj's and had cookies for breakfast...Whoohoo!!! I need to look busy, though, because my DH is working out in the yard and I KNOW if I get *not busy* he will find something for me to do...yikes!!! See my fingers fly...LOL!!! Anyway...on to business...
The Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast yesterday was to use orange. Since I LOVE orange, this was an easy one for me!! The Bitty Botanicals from Clear Dollar Stamps were stamped on the Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp with Basic Gray ink and the sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps Christian Sympathy set. The bottom edge was embossed with a border folder and silver pearls and ribbon finish it off. This will go to a church friend who lost her son on Tuesday.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Christian Sympathy and Bitty Botanicals
Paper: White, Basic Gray, Basic Grey's Sugar Rush
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Cuttlebug and Border Folder, Ribbon, Silver Pearls, Dimensionals

This was made Wednesday for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast and Mothermark's Teaparty. We are going to Mardi Gras...whoohoo!!!! I took a few liberties with the sketch so I could make the image fit. I used the Mardi Gras Mask from Rubbernecker...stamped it 3 times, colored with copics, cut out the layers from each image and layered them to make one image. I added Yellow Stickles to the little stars on the image and colored the large chipboard stars with Copics. Ribbon and a mask charm are the finishing touches. Now I'm off to find all the other teapotters....I'm sure they are sampling the tea and Bertie is undoubtly flinging beads...yikes!!!
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: White, Garden Green, Lovely Lilac, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Chipboard Stars, Ribbon, Mask Charm, Yellow Stickles, Dimensionals

Thanks for dropping by ....have a great day!!!!!!


Rose Ann said...

I am so sorry for your friends' loss. So sad. Your card is gorgeous and thoughtful, Joan.

Your Marti Gras card is perfect, and I love the mask charm!

Joanne Travis said...

Joan, your card for your friend is so beautiful. I am sorry for her loss and I know that this will bring her some comfort during this very difficult time.

Christine said...

A beautiful card for your friend Joan, right down to the embossed border and silhouettes.

And what beautiful fun colors on your Mardi Gras card too!

Love hearing you had cookies for breakfast :) hee hee, I'm eating M & M's right now!

Cassie said...

I LOVE eating cookies for breakfast! Hehe, that's the best. Your card is lovely, Joan, and I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's loss.

Both cards are just wonderful. Love those Mardi Gras colors ;D

Kirsten Alicia said...

My condolences to your friend Joan, I'm sure she will love your card. Both cards are beautiful.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Joan 0 the first card is so beautiful - I am sorry to hear about your friend's son - the Mardi Gras card is so wonderful and fun and festive! TFS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both beautiful Joan!! The color combo and design of the second is so festive and fun!! The first is so elegant with the crisp white and the embossing!! Love it!

Barb said...

Hi, Joan! Both cards are great! I really like the Mardi Gras card. Makes me hungry for some rich creole food!


Joanne (jojot) said...

the first is gorgeous....and the second is so fun and festive....both perfect for the purpose

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

A beautiful and a fun card Joan. Your designs are just right. LOVE 'EM!!!