Monday, June 30, 2008

Back to Work

Hi Everyone!

Well, it was back to work for me today. But it's only 3 hours a day for the summer session, so it's not bad. The hard part is going back to full days in the fall after short days in the summer--but I'll just stay in the moment.

Yesterday's Splitcoast challenge was the Featured Stamper who is Michele, check out her beautiful gallery here:

cat=500&ppuser=106723 I chose her card here:

I loved how she used cardboard for her focal panel, just a beauty! Here's my version of Michele's card-- I tore the cardboard and added some Stickles to the bottom to resemble sand on a beach. For the little girl, I stamped her twice- once on card stock, and once on patterned paper, then I paper pieced her dress and the bow in her hair. The rest of her I colored with colored pencils. Thanks Michele for the inspiration.

Today's technique challenge, also at splitcoast, was chalk pouncing. Here is a link with directions: It's a really fun technique. I 'pounced' my background with blue and purple chalks, then stamped the image with versa mark ink. I used sponge daubers to pounce colors onto the ink. I punched some small stars out around the image so you can see the saffron panel underneath. I took some of the punched stars, chalked them, and adhered them with pop dots. I stamped the sentiment in versa mark ink, and embossed it in gold with a heat tool. I like the result-- really fun and simple.

Well, it's time to start dinner-- do I have to? Yea, I do.
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to smile a lot today:):):):)


Lauri said...

I love both of your cards! Your featured stamper card is gorgeous,I love the way you used the cardboard and embellishments. The chalk pouncing is so sweet! I have to buy some chalks for I can try that too! Thanks for sharing these!

Susan (rainy) said...

What wonderful cards! I love your use of the cardboard. It really is fabulous!!