Monday, April 27, 2009

Happy Monday!!!

Hello everyone!! I hope you are having a great Monday!!! It's going to be another wild week around DIL is back in the hospital so we will have kids again. I'm kinda getting used to having 3 kids around the's too quiet around here when they are gone!!!

I had such fun with the Technique Lover's challenge on SCS today....played with marbles and Reinkers!!!

Rubbernecker's Fashion Icons 456 images were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto a scrap piece of off white dp. The edges of the silhouette were sponged, distressed, and sewn. The sentiment was cutout with Nesties. Lace, Primas, a brad, pearls, ribbon, and clip finish it off.

The close up shows the adorable silhouette image and my crazy sewing....since I can't sew a straignt line I really made it look free flowing!!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Fashion Icon 456
Paper: Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Graphic 45
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Cranberry Crisp, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Lovely Lilac, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Primas, Pearls, Brad, Lace, Clip, Ribbon, Dimensionals

Sunday's Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast featured Kathy Jones (Wattle). What a wonderful gallery full of such beautiful designs!!! When I saw this card called Thankful Blooms with the gorgeous colors, I knew this was the one I wanted to case. I kept the colors and the round main image. I changed the image, layout, and embellies.

This is also for the Double Dare Challenge hosted by Julia (artystamper) to use this adorable digital image which is free on the Two Scoops Rice Designs Blog. Be sure to add DDC to the keywords section when you upload so we can find your card.

This also qualifies for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge to use piping (a narrow strip of paper to separate 2 other pieces of paper). I also made this for the OCC challenge hosted by Silke to use you favorite color combo on a card.

The digital image was colored with copics and the paper, Penny Lane by My Minds Eye, was used for the background layers. PTI Ribbon, pearls, and the flowers finish it off.

Whew!!! A 4 challenge card before I had any chocolate was quite an accomplishment for this old lady!!!!

Stamps: See D's sentiment
Paper: White, My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for sentiment
Accessories: Pearls, Punches, Nestabilities, Prima, Crocheted Flower, PTI Ribbon

Thanks for visiting today....hope your Monday is super special!!!


Joanne Travis said...

I love the warm, rich colors on the first one and LOVE how you did the digital puppy card. Delightful!

Rose Ann said...

I love your pretty silhouette card with the lace and pretty flowers!! Your get well card is adorable!! I love the colors and pretty floral embellishment!!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful cards!! Just love the fun image on the first one along with the lace! The image and colors on the second card are just gorgeous and precious!! :) TFS!

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, I'm sorry your DIL is back in the hospital. I am not sure what is going on but I hope it isn't serious.

Both cards are that silhouette image on your first one!!
Your flower embellishment on the second is awesome!

Sherry Cheever said...

Joanne the diva card is so awesome. I love that background with this image. The other card is absolutely adorable!

Christi Flores said...

I love both cards but that diva card is amazing!! Wow!!! I am so sorry to hear that you DIL is back in the hospital. I hope the kids are good for you!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Best wishes for a speedy recover to your DIL.....

both cards are fab, but I have a special place in my creative heart for silhouettes, so the diva caught most of my attention

Stacy Morgan said...

She is so cool Joan. Oh I just love the image, your colors are warm and inviting. Just great all around. I saw your FS card on SCS, very cute! I like the crochet flower you used, great case.

Karen W said...

Such cute cards, I love the layout on the girl one. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Dawn B. said...

These are terrific Joan. I love the colors on the first one. Great way to use that technique. I really like the way you created your layered flower on the second one. Did you crochet your flower? Super job. Have fun with your DGK. Well wishes to your DIL..

Jerri Kay said...

Joan, I hope it's nothing serious with your husband, prayers are being sent. Your cards are fabulous, as usual girl! Love that silhouette!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the warm colors and silhouette on the first card Joan. And the fun color combo with that sweet little puppy and butterflies is just charming!!

JulieA said...

So wonderful! I love the colors on your first card and all of the texture you added. It's so warm and special. And the second card was too cute! You did a wonderful job combining all of those challenges. I especially love that flower with the crocheted flower inside.

Laurie Wilson said...

Hi Joan, what a lovely vintage card with lots of class! And that bunny card is just too cute for words, just makes me grin!

Jacquel said...

Wow! Nice layouts...especially on the second one! tfs...I'll be casing!!!