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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Happy Saturday!!!



Good morning everyone!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend....I'm sending hugs to all my friends up North who are in the midst of another winter storm!!! Hopefully, it will warm up soon!!!!
Today I can't stamp because I have got to get my taxes finished...uck!!!! Sooo, no cooking, no cleaning, no stamping...just papers and a calculator....it can't get much worse...LOL!!!! Anyway...I do want to share a couple of cards I made last week for different Splitcoast challenges using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

This card was made for the Ways To Use It Challenge...we were to use piercing. I haven't done piercing for quite a while and boy does it show...don't look too close...LOL!!! I used a new set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Nature Silhouettes 2 which is a new release set for this month!! The foliage was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. The larger bird was also stamped with the Versafine, embossed with clear ep, and cutout with the coordinating die. The little bird at the bottom was stamped with Pool Party and cutout with it's coordinating die. The sentiment is an old rub on and the twine and button finish it off.


I made this card for the Mix-ability Challenge to use gesso and newsprint and the Friday Free 4 All Challenge to use eyelets. The newsprint was glued to a piece of whaite card stock and then gesso was brushed on over the newsprint.... a heating tool was used to dry it. Sponging was done over the dried gessoed newsprint with Marina Mist and Summer Sun. Then stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy's The Sea set were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. Heavy twine was tied through the eyelet to finish it off.

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

16 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful cards Joan, I think think the aqua and black bird card is absolutely stunning!
Hope that you get the taxes done quickly so that you can create some more of these beauties!

Sasha said...

Two beautifully stamped and created cards, Joan. Love your colours and sponging, too.
Those words are really lovely on your second card x

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow! Both cards are fabulous Joan! Love your piercing on the first one and that image on your second is fantastic!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

jimlynn said...

Both of these are sensational! Love the sailboat scene and the colors on the first card are so pretty.
Great paper piercing!
Have a fun tax kind of day! LOL!
Lynn

Annette said...

wow Joan these are gorgeous.. Lovely stamping.. both are very eye catching..

Tammy said...

Oh wow Joan, to truly outstanding and beautiful cards! Love the serenity of both! Good luck getting your taxes finished!

Linda Palmer said...

Joan, I love both of these cards so much I saved them so I could case them sometime in the future. They are fabulous masculine cards.

Kimberly S said...

They are simply gorgeous Joan! The silhouette images are so pretty, and the scenes you created for them are stunning. Hope you got those pesky taxes done so you can relax! hugs, Kimberly

Patti J said...

Beautiful cards, Joan. I love the color combos on both. I'm still working on taxes too...bah. Good luck with yours! Hugs...

VanessaB said...

I'm thankful we have a tax guy. ;) both of your cards are breathtakingly gorgeous! just love them both!

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are stunning! Love the color combo!

Dianne said...

Hey Miss Joan I looked at it close and I don't see any mistakes at all, love birds,and I love this card,and the colors. The other is a beautiful,wonderful tec. you used on it, beautify done.Thanks for sharing all this creativity, good luck with those dreaded TAXES :):)

Sue said...

Wow! these are gorgeous Joan… love the colours and the lovely grasses on the first one… and the bird on the twine looks fab!
and the sailing boat card is so peaceful looking… they are wonderful designs!
hope you are having a lovely Sunday!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love your cards and the colors that you used, they just pop.

Shelly Schmidt said...

That is an amazing job with the paper piercing- love the bird and button on that card. I LOVE the 2nd card- the scene is fabulous!!!

Ellen said...

Both are fantastic cards Joan! I really love the blue and black one with the bird! Clever perch!! Happy Easter!