Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Slow Stampin' Week

This has been one of those weeks where I have had to wear more than my share of hats . . . mom hat, PTA hat, workin' hat . . . and the hat that has had to be on the shelf is my stampin' hat!! I was heavily involved in the musical at my daughter Amelia's middle school AND in the A'Cappella fundraiser dinner/auction for my son Garrett's high school. Glad that those are behind me! I also had to have a root canal yesterday, so you can see that there has been little time to stamp . . .

BUT, I was able to complete three cards to post. This first one was, of course, part of my "Follow the Butterflies" challenge. Here's a link if you want to see details on THAT:

Follow the Butterflies Challenge

I was sooo stumped on this card for some reason. It sat for nearly a day, uncompleted, 'til I could figure out what to do with it. The two large butterflies were sent to me all the way from my friend Anna in Australia. She heard about what I was doing and sent MANY wonderful images. I'm glad I have been able to use some of them. They were stamped in a color that looked like Close to Cocoa - I just sponged them with Bordering Blue and So Saffron to make them match. This card was done in conjunction with SCS challenges TLC141 (to make a horizontal pocket cards and WT139 (to incorporate some velvet). The only velvet thing I own right now is this fun brown ribbon, so that is what I used!

Stamps: Take Three, Large butterflies (unknown), Polka Dot bg, All in a Row, Totally Tabs
Paper: ordering Blue, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana
Ink: Chocolate Chip craft, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Bordering Blue

I also used both the spiral punch and round tab punch.

Card #2 was for SCS FS40 (Featured Stamper - StampOwl - aka Frances). I love the fun things that Frances comes up with. Here is her card that I used as inspiration:

Frances' Card

I LOVE that PaperTrey set (Beautiful Blossoms). I even OWN it, although I haven't used it yet. I didn't want to copy her exactly, so I opted for a more fall approach. I really like this non-traditional fall color combo, too (thanks to my friend, Cheryl!). I used it a couple of weeks ago on my little peek-a-boo box, too! Now I have a card and a treat to go together!!

Stamps: Autumn Fest, Autumn Leaf Prints, Dotted Autumn, Fundamental Phrases, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Ink: lue Bayou, Old Olive, River Rock, Chocolate Chip

Since I hadn't watercolored anything of significance for what seemed like forever, I decided to play with my blender pens/reinkers. I also used my Aqua Painter a bit, too! Oh yeah, and I can't forget that I colored some of the backgrounds with my plain ol' non-Copic SU markers.

Stamps: Thoroughly Thankful
Paper: Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Watercolor paper
Ink: Black Stazon, So Saffron, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue

I want to get busy and makes some new things to post! Maybe I'll have a little time later today . . .


Kittie said...

Wendy, your coloring on the pumpkin card is perfectly wonderful. The card pops off the screen. I have tried to upload this comment a couple of times and am having difficulties and keep getting an error report. I'm giddy with excitement at what is coming tomorrow.

KOstvig said...

Wendy love teh cards. They all look great. I love the water coloring. I think you could get a way with adding a butterfly to your fall pumpkin card. They all look wonderful. I was thinking about your butterfly challenge and i was wondering if pre butterflies count you could use a catapelier(sp?). Have a great day. I'll check back tomorrow for sure!