Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Live In The Moment

I was playing around outside-being totally lazy as I really should have been weeding and raking and getting ready to plant assuming it stays warm enough. I decided to photograph the cards I wanted to post on my blog outside with my gnomes. I love gnomes and have my nephew-age six-convinced they are real and sleeping under the bushes. This is my newest gnome and he has a sister and a dad-but the sister fell over and broke, so I have to get some glue.

This card is one of three I am entering in a contest at a local store. It wont be this exact one but a variant of it. The papers we were given in the contest kit to use have bright Orange and hot pink with a tad of neon green. I tried to find more of it as its from Doodlebugs but no one ordered it locally and I tried stores within 50 miles of me. I like to make up 5-7 before I settle on one style. I just am using what I have in my stash to put these together-trying to get a good basic theme. I will post two more in the next blog update.

I did a closeup here so the detail shows more. I used those new Souffle pens to make the dots. I love them! Just enough texture to make a difference. I actually used some Doodlebugs paper from last year on these and Stickled up the stamped images to come close to the stripes. The stamp is from Great Impressions and they have several different ones each month in a theme. Usually my local store will have the SOTM half off when you buy one of the others in the theme. Notice how much orangier the base card is. This is really closer to the real color of the card than the one with the gnome. I was trying to get the photos before the sun went behind the maple and pines.

By the way-the phrase on the front of the card is a rub on. We can only use a stamped phrase and I have yet to find anything I like in my stamp stash. I have until June 1 so maybe I will come across something by then or take itty bitty alphabet stamps and make one of my own. I used a small corner rounder to make the scallop and then Crop-i-diled the holes in each scallop. I edged everything in Distress Marigold from Ranger and both the ribbon and the ric rac are from my share of May Arts from the ribbon master Jody . I have been a part of several shares and there is enough for me to share or pass on to friends too.

1 comment:

  1. Jan,
    this is beautiful! I hope you win the contest. Thanks for stopping by my blog too! I know what you mean, I wanted to cut the butterfly and ladybug off the Stamp of the month. It was sooooo long..Chris


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