Friday, July 22, 2011

Birthday Wish

Good morning everyone!! We had a wild night last night...two of our grandsons stayed with us and the 18 month old decided he didn't want to sleep...oh fun!!!! He is the happiest little boy...always grinning and sooo busy. Hopefully, he will take a nap sometime today so I can take one, too!!!!! Anyway...I had a little time yesterday to play before the boys came....I colored this sweet little image from Rubbernecker called Flower with Pot #565-07 with copics and added a little glitter to jazz it up a bit. The sentiment is also from Rubbernecker...I only used a part of it because I needed a single line sentiment for the Eat, Sleep, and Stamp sketch #140. The background designer paper is from Papertrey Ink and the seam binding, button, and twine finishes it off.
Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker Flower with Pot and sentiment
Paper: White, Prism Frosted Amethyst, Papertrey Ink dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Copics, Word Window Punch, Seam Binding, Button, Twine, Nestabilities Oval and Large Scallop Oval

This is for a few other challenges:
1. AiFactory - layers
2. Art Impressions Stamps Challenge- stitching
3. Charisma Cardz Challenge - use sunshine colors
4. Sothern Girls Challenge - Happy Birthday!
5. Flutterby Wednesday - must include a butterfly, fairy, or angel
6. The House that Stamps Built - glitter

This is the card I made yesterday for the Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast...the challenge was to add metal to out project. I used silver pearls on the chandelier from the Moulin Rough set #576 by Rubbernecker Stamps. It was stamped on Pretty in Pink paper that was covered with tissue paper for the faux silk technique. Then I added Stickles around the edge of the oval and on the chandelier. The background was stamped with Rubbernecker's Victorian Damask background and the black silk bow finishes it off.
Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker Moulin Rouge set and the victorian Damask background
Paper: Pretty in Pink, White, Black, Tissue Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Stickles, Silver Pearls, Silk Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by...hope you have a great Friday!!!


Tammy said...

Poor grandma, why can't children understand that grownups need sleep?

Love both of your cards Joan, love the cheerfulness the orange brings to the first card against the purple and the second card is so chic.

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous cards, Joan! Beautiful always my friend!!!

jimlynn said...

Love both of them! The first one is just cuteness all over and the second one, beautiful!
Have fun with the kids!

Becky said...

Loving both of these cards. That first one is just adorable and the second very elegant with that black bow. Have fun with you grand babies

Unknown said...

Well, for not getting any sleep, you came up with a beautiful b-day card. Love the sparkle and purple seam binding. Oh, maybe that was made before the lack of sleep. Love the black and white chandelier card. Did you enter it into the PlayDateCafe color challenge? B & W with a splash of color this week.

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Joan, I hope you managed to both take a nap today, your grandson sounds full of energy!

I love the bright colours you use when you colour with copics, you always get a lovely rich finish - the flowerpot has a gorgeous glow to it. Oh and I tried your faux silk technique recently but I need to have another go as it didn't look that good, way more wrinkly than yours so I think I must try again. It was less like silk and more like crumpled paper, he he. CoB

Danni said...

Both are wonderful cards! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful cards! I love the seam binding you used on the first card and the colors on the second. Both of them are beautiful. The first one just jumps off the page at me, love the colors.

Mary said...

Joan, Thanks for participating in the Art Impressions stitching challenge. Great job! Did you get your seam binding from I got me a roll and that is what I used on my card for this challenge. Love the look. Hope you win!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love the purple on your pretty birthday card, Joan, and your chandelier card is gorgeous! I hope you get better sleep tonight!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Joan! Love the colors on both & your designs are awesome as always...TFS!!!

Clare Brown said...

such a pretty card, love the added glitter and your ribbon and twine is just gorgeous.Goodluck at charisma this week.

hugs Clare x

Hazel said...

They are both such beautiful cards. Love the ribbon on that first one - very striking. Thank you for joining in this week's challenge at AiFactory (Hazel, Guest Designer) x

Joanne (jojot) said...

these are so dramatic and always provide inspiration.....and some techniques thrown in too....fabulous work

Lynette said...

Great cards! Love the sparkle and elegance. Thanks so much for joining in the Repeat Impressions glittery challenge!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Joan, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and beautiful sunshine colours. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Tracy said...

Joan!!!! I love your card! I can't tell you what a treat it is to have you play along with Sketchy Thursday. Your card is just so cheery. I still have a smile on my face. Your coloring is amazing too my friend. I have selected you to be the featured Sketch Artist on my blog. The post announcing you will go up tomorrow morning! Congratulations!

Leah l'Orange said...

simple, sunny and happy, and i LOVE LOVE LOVE the seam binding! i really need to get me some of that stuff! :) thanks for playing along at Charisma this week!