8.03.2008

An productive afternoon

Don't you just love it when you get an idea in your head and it almost turns out how you think it will? lol that doesn't usually happen for me, most cards just seem to change during construction.
This stocking (PSX) I decided was for a lady. the lace, the quilting, the heart patch all said do it pretty to me... so the idea here ahead of time was to make a card that looked like an well loved quilt. (now in real life some of my real life quilts none of them are in such pretty colors lol) but, this is fantasy land so... this card is 6 Inches square in real life. the PSX stocking is stamped with versafine ink on Georgia Pacific 110 cardstock, the peach textured mat is Bazzill, the Stampin Up sentiment is from one of the first sets i ever bought (something like great greetings or greetings galore? something like that the date on the wood mount says 1992 on it) Its stamped on a peach scrap of holly pond hill pp from Paper Adventures, the mat is a scrap of the green crumpled background under the herb pots card from yesterday. edging was cut with pinking shears ( real ones from the quilt dept. work so much better then the fiskars version) Brown Gingham ribbon scrap from Really reasonable ribbon. Yep, probably do have a peach or green ribbon that would have "matched" perfectly but, something I'm noticing lately seems to be there is a "good enough" and this works "good enough" :) Lace is unknown, the green textured cardbase is Bazzill.
This is what i did for Jan's technique challenge 12. twelve has it really been a whole year? holy cow is all i can think where did the year go? and so with such thoughts i wanted to do a card for Jan, something that shows her how much i appreciate her friendship and thanks her for that even when i don't take the time to do every challenge under the sun, i do read them and i do think about them... so, this months challenge is to create a paper masked background. and i had this image in mind and i wanted something that looked like it was in a gardeners office on say their dream board on the wall...
So, thanks Jan for making me think, and even more for your friendship!
So this is what it finished like... PSX image is stamped with Versafine on GP110 and colored with prisma pencils. some days I get the light just so, and catch that cool grey 10 shadow under things like this time. really pops those leaves and blooms eh?, that is sewn to the cream Staples Hammermill cardstock that was mask sprayed with the MM frame ( that ink wipes right off the metal by the way) The cork paper mat is unknown, the big do-dad (scientific name for unknown K&Co. scrapbooking embellishment) :) looked like it would make a cool cork board pin to me. the textured green cardbase is from Bazzill. So this is it, had a really good afternoon (for me) Guys went fishing and brought home plenty of fish... Yum Have a good evening!

2 comments:

Deborah said...

OMIGOSH! That Christmas card is spectacular!

Far North said...

Gracious-2 beautiful cards in one day-that is a lot off fun playtime! I love the quilted stamp image. You always have a real knack for pulling together all the right elements! Of course I am partial to the 2nd card and want to say thanks againg for all the thoughtfulness you put into this card! I love the idea that it is from a gardener's office! Each element is fantastic down to the corkboard!...Many thanks again Stacy!!!...Jan