Thursday, October 4, 2007

A Scary Challenge...And Great News!!!


Ok, so first the good news: My computer is now FIXED!!!!!!!! Let the earth rejoice!! Ok not really but I'm a happy girl.

It's fixed just in time to post this card I made for a challenge...Jen del Muro sent me and a few other girls this cute Penny Black image to see what we did with it. Once we're done she's going to donate all the cards to a local shelter...how cool is that?

Anywho, I had the TOUGHEST time with this card. Don't know why...but my mojo ran away last night. Hopefully he will come back soon...I ripped this card apart no less than 6 times before I settled for this design. And now that my sewing machine and I are on speaking terms again, hopefully things are on the upward swing.

The card base is Papertrey White (5.25 square), and the designer paper (from My Mind's Eye's Magnolia line) is stitched to a layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock and then adhered to the base. I tied a couple pieces of ribbon that I got on my latest shopping trip to my local stamp store, and then layered on a piece of Taken with Teal cardstock on top. Using my Prismacolors and odorless mineral spirits, I colored the main image, layered onto Chocolate Chip cardstock, and popped it up with Pop Dots. To finish it off, I stamped the Splendiferous Day sentiment (A Muse) in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Stay around for a sneak peek of Verve's next release tomorrow here and on the Verve Blog. You're gonna love it!


Stamps: Night things (Penny Black), Splendiferous Day (A Muse)
Paper: Papertrey White, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Magnolia by MME
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, Blender Pen, Soft Sky reinker, Pop Dots, Sewing Machine & Thread, Unknown Ribbon

15 comments:

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOH this is darling Shannan! I love the colors you used! :D

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is fantastic, love the paper you used and that stamp is too cute.

SmilynStef said...

Very cute ... looks to me like your mojo didn't go far ... love the stitching.

Alexandra said...

This card is stinkin' cute Shannan - so glad your computer is fixed and we can see your fantastic creations again! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Denise (denidill) said...

ok, new password! So, anyways, yes, great card. I hate it when the stampin' mojo hits the road.

Tina said...

It´s a cute halloween-card!

Christina Fischer said...

OMGosh -- this is adorable! Love the layout and the colors!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I don't think your mojo ran away! I LOVE the card!

jodene said...

Love this stamp. Your card is supper cute!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so adorable!! I just love that cute image...and what you've done with it! Awesome!

StamperSharon said...

So sweet, Shannan -- love that paper you used and the colors!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Love your card- so cute!

Christi said...

This is adorable!! I'm sorry about your mojo-I go through that all the time. This stamp is too cute! :)

Heidi said...

This is too cute!! I love how you used lighter, softer colors!

Bethany Paull said...

Bummer it took several re-do's, but it really came out cute.

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