Friday, May 21, 2010

Back to the daily grind lady....

I have been such a horrible blogger lately! It isn't for the lack of stamping because I have actually made lots of cards lately but for some reason, I just haven't been able to upload, edit and post the pictures. Last night I went finally went through and organised and edited all of the card pics I had and there were almost 20 of them. Yikes! So now that I have lots of cards to blog about, I'd better get to it lol!

This week the TSG Challenge is to make an impression. Make sure you check out the blog to find out all of the details about this challenge and how you can win a TSG gift certificate simply by playing along!

I don't know about you guys, but I go through phases in my card making and stamping. Sometimes all I want to do is color, sometimes it's all about the silhouettes. One week I like to make detailed cards with lots of layers and others I do nothing but clean and simple. Right now my 'thing' is stamping a background impression, kraft cardstock and watercoloring. I love the way that the main images really stand out while the subtle background ties the entire card together :)

For this card I stamped the cafe and small street lamp from Daily Grind in the background. I then used a ruler and clear embossing pen to draw in the rest of the scene. The larger street lamp and all of the colored images are from the set She's A Lady (an oldie but goodie!). Isn't it awesome how well these two completely different sets work so well together?? The images were stamped in black Versafine ink and watercolored using reinkers and a regular old paint brush. They were then cut out and added to the card base using dimensionals of different thicknesses. How cute is that pink poodle??

Card Supplies:
Ink- Sahara Sand, Versafine black, various reinkers for watercoloring
Paper- Kraft
Accessories- Dimensionals, paint brushes, clear embossing powder

And don't forget to join us tonight right here in the TSG forum for our Friday Night Chat! Everyone is welcome and we love to meet new people :)


Crystal said...

AWESOME Design, LOVE this idea.....ADORABLE CREATION!!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS Jess! FAB design and I LOVE the scene you created!!!

Anonymous said...

This is one classy card!!! I frigin love it!

Cookie said...

Just posted on SCS and had to come over here to tell you how much I LOVE your style!! Wonderful creation!!!