Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kind Thoughts

I'm still playing around with this updated editor thingy, moving my pictures around kind of breaks things up and keeps some interest going(maybe).
Our Creative Corner wants us to try out a new technique this week, that's cool, an old dog can still learn new tricks. I have admired cards with brayering on them for a long time. I had actually started out in my mind to try a resist technique, but forgot to put the resist on first. I brayered a piece of glossy paper with the Ranger Happy Birthday Big and Juicy ink pad, when I finished, cleaned off my hands and brayer, because for some reason I had the ink up to my wrists. Oh, goody, that qualifies for Doing the Mess Around challenge at Saturday Spotlight . Back to my train of thought--that's where the old dog comes in--the paper kind of had a misty evening feeling to me, I thought of this set of stamps and Wah Lah there is an article in the March Scrap and Stamp Arts magazine about Mirror Stamped Cards, new technique for me.
I'm going to take a little liberty here and say my friend Liz, because she was one of my first followers and comes to visit pretty often with lots of nice comments. She's on the design team at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog. She stopped by this morning and put me on to a blog hop they are having with some new release digis and if you do the hop you have a chance to win a couple of the new releases. That being said I'm adding them to my side bar and entering this card in their challenge for this week-Touchy Feely!!-that would be the distressing around the edges and my little bit of bling dots, they are always tactile.
Whew-bet you thought I never was going to get to the challenge list:
I have to do a quick edit and add another challenge that I missed seeing on my list this afternoon:
Another quick edit here, when Avril left me a nice comment, she also reminded me to leave a link to The Craft Barn, I forgot, thanks Avril, be sure to hop over and check out the huge selection and wonderful customer service at--The Craft Barn
7 Challenges:
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Glossy paper, Stampin Up-Choc. Chip, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Stamps: Stampin Up-Lovely as a Tree, Fiskars-Cameo Ovations, Ink: Ranger Big and Juicy-Happy Birthday, CTMH-Z2111 Chocolate, Spica Glitter Pen-gold, Spellbinders Shapeabilities-Doodles Parts, gold dot stickers, ribbon-Offray, Michael's, Ranger Distress Tool, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 

29 comments:

Liz said...

Well Bev I am very glad I told you now as thats one stunner of a card and I love the ribbon too Hope you win an image and have some luk in the draw as its your first entry to Incy Wincy

Don't forget to check but i will remind you if your name comes up

Liz xx

Cheryl said...

wow this is gorjus bev really beautiful card love it so much dear liz is great friend of mine too she is a star bless her heart thanks hunny for joining us at incy and good luck hun with the blog hop hugs cheryl xxxx

Stampin' Pam said...

Bev this is gorgeous brayering - love your story behind it and you did a great job with the mirroring technique. Thanks so much for supporting Just Us Girls by participating in our challenges. We appreciate your playing along with us.

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful job on this - love your brayer work!
Thanks so much for playing this week with the 411!

Maria Levine said...

This is a lovely scene, what a great background. Nice use of our colors this week for JUGS. Thanks so much for playing along with us.

Connie said...

Pretty background on your card! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 sketch challenge this week!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

So pretty done with one of our classics. Great job!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! What a cool new technique to try - thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls color challenge - hope to see you Saturday!

Teri said...

Fabulous project hun - bet you got lovely and messy!
Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week, hope to see you next time too.
Hugs,
Teri xx

alicaz said...

very nice! great job on distressing.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Karin said...

Found my way to your blog by your entry on Our Creative Corner.

I think your card is lovely! Love the colours you used.

karin xx

Michelle said...

Fab Card Beverly, great stamping, great colours and perfect ribbon embelly.
Thanks for getting messy with TT this week.
x Michelle

Jill said...

Really love the colours and the stamp Bev. Thanks for joining in TT this week. Jill

Patti Chesky said...

Stunning color choices. Your brayer work is fabulous!!

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! Bev, your post made me smile!! :) I love love love your colored background!! It's so beautiful and so worth getting messy for!! LOL!! What a brilliant design sweetie!! Thanks so much for adding it to the Saturday Spotlight challenge this week!! HUGS

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great card and love the technique!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog this week!!

Selene Kempton said...

So darn pretty! I love the swirls coming off your sentiment. Great job!

Sally H said...

Well you have used my most favourite stamp ever, so I adore it! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous backdrop for these silhouette trees! Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight challenge!!

Shana said...

How gorgeous! Love the colours and your trees. Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!

Tam said...

Hi Bev,

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.
Tami

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Lovely card! Thanks for getting messy with us at TT this week! Paula

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card great colours and effects, brayering is a fun way to get messy! Thank you for getting messy with us at TT this week.

PatR said...

Great card, love the colours, Thankss for joining TT this week.
Pat xx

Crystal said...

Very pretty card, love the colours! Thanks for playing along with this weeks Paper Sundaes Challenge :)

Avril Ann said...

Just Beautiful, great image and colours, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

ps remember to put a link to the craft barn to be in with a chance to win this week. xxx

Nikki said...

Beautifully Done Bev
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki

xxNikkixx said...

This card is stunning, love the colours...thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xx

Sheng said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colors. Thanks for playing at TT this week.