Sunday, August 29, 2010

Been loving a Komodo stamp

I was told Komodo went out of business. I wish I had purchased the other stamp when I purchased this. The store only had two left and I loved this one so much. I've made an ATC (Artist Trading Card) and a card using this stamp. I love my Copic markers which I used on the ATC (also used an embossed paper on which to stamp the image). I so enjoy using those wonderful Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks too.
On the ATC, I used Copic markers and Distress Ink Worn Lipstick. On the card, I used Distress Inks only. The background of the card is stamped with Hero Arts Dots and Flowers in Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The distress inks Faded Jeans, Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss. I used a warm Copic marker on the craneand a white pencil and gel pen for highlights.
Such a pretty day today. I think I'll take a book and read outside. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Friday, August 27, 2010

August Card Chain Challenge

I'm posting the card I made for Debbie's August Card Chain Challenge at Society of Stamp and Scrap-aholics.... don't you love that name? You will have to stop by to check when she will have the September Card Chain Challenge up. Debbie has a theme and either a color or sketch to choose to go with the monthly themes, usually three. I'm terrible with multiple colors so I generally go with the sketches.
The challenge means you will receive a wonderful card just for you! It's so great to receive a card in the mail and not just bills... that's all I get... I'm not sure if Debbie will post her September challenge today or not... but I'd keep checking!

I've been holding off on posting this to make sure my partner received it.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch # 76

I couldn't resist the sketch at Card Patterns today - hurried to print it out and take it to my desk. I also wanted to do a birthday card for the Die Cut Divas Flickr group for the challenge there. I love the way it turned out. It is really so much prettier in real life. I tried 15 times to get a decent shot.
The mouse looks adorable and the tones of the umbrella are more in the violet range.
Go take a look at both challenges and join in the fun!