Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Adventures in Card Making

I haven't been able to participate in the color challenge at SCS for weeks, so I thought I'd try and do a quick card today. To be honest I made this in my bedroom, sitting on my bed, using my Scor It board as a desk! Talk about dedication to my craft! (read craziness! LOL) All this because the cabinet installers came today.

This is my kitchen today:

Ok, back to the card, I used the pretty Flower Lines again, masking off to create a more real feel, coloring with SW Markers and my Aqua Painter. I really prefer markers when then images are small, you get better precision in your coloring. I rounded the edge by tracing a CD along the main image and cutting it out (hey you have to use what's available!). I sponged with Barely Banana and I like the glow it gives.

I used the Manhattan Floral folder for the embossing just to give the background some interest (and I think it goes nicely with the set too).


Hopefully I'll see you soon with a little less chaos going on!

Recipe: Stamps: Flower Lines, So Many Sayings; Ink: Black Stazon; Paper: Lavendar Lace, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper; Accessories: SW Markers, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Vintage Brads, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Valet Ribbon Originals, Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder.

14 comments:

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So beautifully watercolored Christine!! And the sketch is fabulous!! Stamping on your Scor-Pal...girl you are a stamping addict. LOL Can't wait to see your finished kitchen. I know what it's like to go through a remodel....*groan*

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW, Christine! Love your use of those colors, and the big rounded corner is fabulous! Love this card!!!

Connie said...

This is just so pretty, Christine!! Love the beautiful image with the embossed background!!

Progress in the Kitchen! How exacting!!

Crystal said...

What can I say another BEAUTIFUL creation from you..WOW I love looking at your cards...they are always soooo beautiful!!!!

Emily said...

This is just beautiful Christine! I love your layout and you did a fabulous job coloring your flowers!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Christine, I call that dedication. hee hee cabinets look great, they will look even better after they get all done! Hope they are done soon.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, just look at this beauty and to think you made it on your Scor-Pal....OMG, Christine!!! Your coloring is beautiful, as always, and I love that big rounded corner!!! I feel your pain with the kitchen remodel...we lived in the RV for months when we did our remodel. Next time I'm going to buy a new house...heehee!!! Can't wait to see your completed project!!!

Norine said...

what a pretty card love the black with the Lilac color and your coloring is so nice
Hugs
Norine

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so very pretty, and I love that layout!! Soooo beautiful!!

Looks like you're coming along in the kitchen. Can't wait to see the finished result!

Leslie Miller said...

This is beautiful! I love the yellow/golden glow. I feel for you with the kitchen disarray. We had all our hardwood floors refinished at the same time a few years ago. We could only get to the livingroom, kitchen, and one bathroom. Had to go around the outside of the house to get to the kitchen. And, yes, all the furniture and everything from the closets -- absolutely everything from the other rooms had to be moved into the livingroom and kitchen. It's going to be wonderful when it's finished and I'm looking forward to the pics!

Sandy Knecht said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you used together.

America said...

FAB colors, great detail!! Looks like your kitchen took a beating before the cabinets came! :) and who crafts on their bed?? LOL That is what I call serious dedication woman!!! :) You're an isnpiration!

Jerri Kay said...

Truly beautiful! You're so dedicated Christine, my stamping room is totally in boxes right now. I've moved to a larger room in the house and am having custom cabinets made. All my supplies are in boxes, making it difficult to get anything done. I can't wait to see pictures of your kitchen when it's completed!

Anonymous said...

Hello,

What a FABULOUS creation! I love the colors that you have chosen, especially anything in the purple family, and the embossing that you've used really balances the card so well!

Could you please tell me who makes both sets of stamps that you've used? I would really appreciate knowing that information.

Thanks so much for sharing such a terrific piece of artwork!

Best wishes,

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