Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday Catch Up Day

Good morning everyone!!! Whew...I have had a hectic week with 3 Grandkids, soccer games, a school program, homework, cooking, and washing lots of clothes and towels...yikes!!! Did I really do that everyday for over 20 years??? The little darlings are at home this weekend, my DH went on a weekend fishing trip, and it's just me and my stamps...whoohoo!!!

The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast was to take inspiration from Kleenex boxes... I had never noticed what great designs they have on those boxes!! When I saw the box with the tropical fish, I knew I wanted to use the Rubbernecker Stained Glass Tropic Fish stamp.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and I attempted to color it with copics. After I goofed up a few of the sections, the glitter came out...what a mess I created but I love how it came out!!! I think I'll frame this and give to one of my DGS's.
I used my piercing tool to clean the areas around each block of color before the glue dried so I could achieve a clean black border.

I am so glad the camera picked up all the sparkle!!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Black, White, Only Orange, Prism Nautical Blue Medium
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Glitter and lots of it!!!

Friday's Limited Supply challenge on Splitcoast was to use colors from one of the rooms in our home. My kitchen is painted brick red with gold and green accents. This green doesn't really match my green but it's close and besides, I wanted to use this piece of designer paper. I love the scene with the rolling hills and the flowers are the perfect color!! The Clear Dollar Stamps Charliene April Showers image was stamped twice, once on the background and once on white cardstock. She was colored with copics, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. The boots and ducks were paper pieced and the umbrella was pieced 3 times and attached with dimensionals for a little dimension.

The Clear Dollar Stamps Picket Fence was stamped on a scrap piece of dp that looked like weathered wood. Ribbon and paper cut grass finish it off.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Sandy Lion dp, White, Garden Green
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Punch, Copics, Ribbon

This is for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. I used Clear Dollar Stamps Sunflower Songs ...colored the sunflowers and leaves with copics and attached with dimensionals. Highlights were added to the large sunflowers with a white gel pen. The background layers were cutout with Nesties, the sentiment from the same set was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, and ribbon and Candy Dots finish it off.

I just love these fun to color and they look good anytime of the year!!!

Thanks for visiting I'm off to clean the glitter off my craft room floor!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Sunflower Songs
Paper: Prism, Chocolate Chip, Daisy D's dp, SandyLion dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, More Mustard, Old Olive
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Ribbon, Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Copics,


Anne Harada said...

Ms. Joan, love all your cards today!! Wow! You are releasing some energy here!! That glitter card is out of this I recognize all those glitter colors from a stamp convention not long ago???!! LOL!! I gotta add, your coloring is fantastic, I thought the sunflowers were clipart!!

Jackie said...

Wow! All of your cards are wonderful but that first one is amazing!!

Joanne Travis said...

Your glittered mosaic fish is dazzling and magnificent. Wow, Joan, this leaves me speechless!!

Grace said...

Wow Joan! I came to your blog to see today's creation and I found three! I can just imagine how good it feels to have the house to yourself for just a little bit of time! All three cards are amazing! Love the glittery first one! But I love the sunflowers too! Your bg colors on that one really make those sunflowers sing to me!

There is a little award for you on my blog... but you have to come pick it up. It's a couple days back... scroll just a bit down and you'll find your name! You truly do inspire me!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....what a fabulous 'catch up' for all of us.....have to say that the fish dazzler still captivates it

Jerri Kay said...

Wowzers girl, those are some fabulous cards, but I have to say the stained glass is knocking the socks completely off my feet, it's gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

Holy cow girl...these are awesome!
Glad you had a good week with the GK's! They sure do keep you hopping eh?!

Your first card is AMAZING with all that glitter!! Definitely one to be framed!

Love your second card with that cute horse and that cool weathered dp for the picket fence is awesome!

Your sunflower card is so pretty!! Makes me dream of great weather!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER Joan!! I just love your inspiring creations here!! That first one is soooo gorgeous!! I just can imagine all the beautiful glitter IRL!! That horse just kills me and I love it!! All of these are awesome!! TFS! :)

Dawn B. said...

Wow oh Wow you have been busy. I messed up an image today and I fixed it with glitter. I love your fish. We have a big fishing tournament here this week. Super job. The other two cards are terrific too. You enjoy that time. Grandmas get the luxury of loving and then sending them back. I am sure they had a great time.

Shelly Koskinen said...

WOW!!! These are awesome!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wow Joan, your mosaic glitter card is perfect! I also love the sunflower card such rich colors! The horse scene is so cute.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Joan!! These are all amazing creations. Your glittered mocaic is amazing. All of these cards are so bright and cheery and beautifully done!!

Rose Ann said...

Your stained glass fish looks sooooo cool with all of the glitter, Joan!! You horse with the umbrella and ducks is so cute, and I love that ribbon!! Your sunflowers are so very pretty as well!! Great cards, Joan!!

Unknown said...

Holy wow with the GLITTER Joan!! I would be sparkling for MONTHS after making that!! :) Love it!

Chrissy D said...

Joan, I think your work keeps getting BETTER AND BETTER! These are fabulous!

Jackie said...

Holy Moly Joan! Talk about a great way to plsy catch up!!! Fab job on all 3 gorgeous cards...tfs!!!