Monday, August 16, 2010

Thanks a bunch!!

Hello Blogland,
How was everybodies weekends?
I hope they were filled with the things you love the most,
mine certainly was!!
I got some crafting done, it cooled off here in Kansas
and has been raining off and on, thank goodness,
it's too late for most of the plant life in my yard,
already scorched and burnt from the relentless heat
but it was nice to have temps in the low 90's,
I walked my son to our neighborhood park (or he walked me)
and we went along the little nature trail,
gotta love the great outdoors!!

Well now, enough of that mumbo jumbo,
and onto my project.

I used a fabulous Penny Black Slapstick image called You are the bestest, find it HERE at 7 Kids. I was skeptical about the stamping quality of these but let me tell ya, they are divine!!! I especially love that the foam these stamps are backed with is sort of cushiony, so you can really stamp it down and get into the deep crevices of watercolour paper without losing any of the images integrity in the process. 2 thumbs up on the PB Slapsticks.

I guess it goes without saying that I used my distress inks to paint this stamp, then cut out the image and adhered it to, blah blah blah, same thing as usual, slitting a small pocket at the skyline to slip the pot behind the flower, I've also added white Sakura gel pen to the flowers and then retraced those lines with spica pen then added a touch of stickles to the centers. The papers are October Afternoon and the punch is MS, those lovely flowers are Prima, they were the inspiration behind the colours here. The sentiment, ugh!! Well, it says what I want it to say but not how I want it to look. I, being of limited brain capacity, can't figure out how to print from my works program (yet....) so I went back to basics and wrote it out myself.

As you can see, I've gotten snap-happy with the pictures, my hubby bought me a camera for my birthday a few years ago and I've not ever used it til recently, I get really weird about having to learn new electronics processes, and by weird I mean to say frustrated, so it's just sat around til now, I'm getting there....

And a close-up because I now have the capabilities of doing that in clear quality....
I have a couple of challenges to pop this in at.
Firstly, 7 Kids College Fund has just launched a bi-weekly challenge blog, to get things started the challenge is Pink and Polka-dots and there is a deliciously tempting prize up for grabs as well, HERE is the link to the challenge blog so you can check it out!! Charisma Cardz is hosting an easel card challenge. At Cat's Corner they are asking to see the colours Pink and Red used on our creations, I am not sure if my pink and red flowers are enough to qualify me, but thought I would give it a shot, and of course, I have used that amazingly versatile sketch from Friday Sketchers

I've been thinking, wouldn't it be neat if there were, I don't know, say, a challenge blog that was dedicated to all things fuzzy wuzzy, you know, strictly critters, just all about fuzz, fur and possibly even shells and scales?!?!?! Hmmmmm, and what if they had awesome prizes every month???? And what if that blog was to say, have a super duper launch candy to get things started???? Does that seem like the sort of thing folks would be interested in........ Hmmmmmmmmm.........

Thanks for stopping by,


Aunty Sue said...

Loving this and the colours and layout is perfect for this. Oh our weather has picked up wont shout to load as it is starting to rain but dont mind at night. We got to see some sun this weekend which wasnt bad. Take care. Sue xx

Kylie said...

Just gorgeous Stephanne!! I'm goingoot have to have a look at these Penny Black stamps... ohh... I love the Fuzzy Wuzzy Critter cuties sooo much! A challenge along those lines would be wonderful.....

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, this is cute, cute, cute! Love your coloring.

CraftyC said...

Your card is totally gorgeous Stephanne and so are your piccies. I like the sound of the fuzzy wuzzy blog to!

Marlene said...

I love your beautiful fuzzy wuzzy!

Lisa said...

Adorable! Love this image! Thanks for joining us at 7kids Challenge!

Julie said...

Oh, that is just darling!

Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!


Tracey Feeger said...

Oh wow this is such an adorable card. Love the image it is so cute. Your flowers and DP are perfect with this image.

Fran said...

Gorgeous card, he's so adorable! I love cute and fuzzy critters, what a fabulous idea for a challenge.... and a great excuse to buy more stamps (I am a bit lacking in the cute and cuddly rubber department, lol!)

Elise said...

Oh Stephanne! This is BEAUTIFUL! Your colouring is so amazing and you really bring your images to life! These colors that you've used are PERFECT, with the pinks making things "pop"!

As for your idea with a challenge dealing with things furry, fuzzy, scales ... critterish ... I think it would be an awesome idea!!!! :)

Big Hugs to You!

Елена Дашкевич said...

Очень красиво и мило!!!

Sue said...

Love the papers behind that adorable PB image. All of your special Stepahnne touches are perfect on this card. We too got rain, but temps are still high, but grateful for the rain. Your Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge idea sounds wonderful, let me know when tryouts for the design team will start....ha, see what you started!!!


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card and these papers are so beautiful!!

Louise said...

Stunning just love this card.
Louise xx

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

everytime I see a creation from you I go green with envy, absolutely love everything about this one!!
Love Jenni

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Stephanne, fabulous colours and adorable image.

Andrea C said...

just another wonderful card which is to be expected xx

Penni said...

Stunning Card Stephanne. I love this cute image and the papers are delish.


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Stephanne,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ellen said...

Ohhh wowww Stephanne this is so so cute . Love it !!

Hugs, Ellen

Juls said...

wow!!! words fail me.....this is just so so gorgeous!!!! Just LOVE it!! Hugs Juls

Manuela said...

Wow your card looks fabulous! ♥

Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog. ^_^


mycardz said...

Wow, your card is soooo gorgeous! I love it. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge at 7 Kids College Fund ... don't forget to stop back tomorrow for the announcement of the winners! :)

Unknown said...

WOW Steph, so super cute!! Love it!!

Kellie said...

WOOOOW girl when I seen this in my dashboard just then I thought OMG WOW and then when I opened it I think I almost fell off my chair, really need a seat belt I think, hehe! I love it! It's so warm and friendly as much as a card can be and I just love everything about it!
Hugs Kellie xx

Unknown said...

Hi Stephanne,
Your cards are always beautiful and I always love them! I like your idea about the cute furry critter challenge...havent seen that in blogland in my travels...are you starting a challenge blog? You should, you would be great at it!
Alicia xx