Sunday, January 6, 2008


Happy Sunday! It was warm today, around 50F, so much of the snow melted. But this morning and most of the day was very foggy - so dense that I couldn't see past the houses across the street. It cleared up a bit mid-afternoon, but came rolling back in before it got dark.

I always enjoy the inspiration challenge on Saturday on Splitcoast. In fact, that was the first challenge I ever tried. It didn't take long before I was participating is most of them on a daily basis. This time I ended up making two cards, because I wasn't totally pleased with the first one - not that it's bad, but I knew I could do better.

The first I used white card stock. The second I made with vanilla. I think it gives it a softer, richer look.

I made the shelf on both cards with direct to paper faux woodgrain technique. This is done by swiping your ink pad down your card stock. By using several colors, you get variations in the grain of the wood.

The flower pot on the first card was just cut from card stock and sponged. The flowers are part of SU set Close as a Memory. The other flower pot is from Stamps by Judith. The bird, grass and flowers are also by Judith. The background on card 2 is a new one I recently won called Geometric Flowers II Backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms. It was a recent new stamp release along with a number of other background stamps. Both sentiments are SU.

Supplies - Card 1: stamps: Close as a Memory, Sincere Salutations
ink: real red, garden green, always artichoke, mellow moss, creamy caramel, chocolate chip
paper: whisper white, mellow moss, always artichoke
other: piercing tool & mat, brads, crytal effects, dazzling diamonds glitter, mounting tape, crop-a-dile, moss gingham ribbon

Supplies - Card 2: stamps: Very Punny, Geometric Flowers II Backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms), dorky bird, flower pot, plants (Stamps by Judith)
ink: basic black, groovy guava, more mustard, really rust, always artichoke, mellow moss, creamy caramel, chocolate chip
paper: very vanilla, mellow moss
other: piercing tool & mat, brads, mounting tape, brayer, craft knife

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by.


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE them both -- your table/drawers are SO realistic!!! And I really love the wallpaper on the 2nd one -- wonderful work!!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

I agree with Sharon! Both are fabulous!!!

dd2njoy said...

Oh my goodness,those look so real!!
You did a fantastic job!!

Erika H. said...

WOW! I love them both...but the second one looks nearly like a photograph of a sofa table. I love how you incorporated that chick in there. CUTE!

tyrymom29 said...

Love them both !!! These are awseome!!!