Monday, February 18, 2008

Lead us to the place, guide us with your grace, to a place where we'll be safe

I was watching the Celine Dion special tonight, and I teared up watching her sing "The Prayer" with Josh Groban. That song was played at our wedding almost 6 years ago, and for some reason, it just took me back. Love that song.

Anywho, I told you I was working on my Splitcoast challenges, and I got 2 done tonight! The one I'm showing you now is the Sketch Challenge 163, which is a layout I love. I knew I wanted to use it with this Old Skool Kit from Unity Stamp Company...man was this fun to play with!!

The main image is a super detailed motorcycle image, and it stamps fabulously! I stamped it in Cocoa ink, then used my Stampamajig to overstamp the same image in Versafine Black to create a drop shadow. The brown-ish panel was rubbed with my Distress Tea Stain inkpad, then stamped randomly in Walnut Stain with the "HAWG" stamp and the rose, both from this set. I then sprayed my Silver Memories Mist (a goodie from CHA!) over the top for some bling. Then to create the pumpkin panel, I inked up the flame stamp in pumpkin, then sponged chocolate ink on the "tails" and randomly stamped to create my own patterned paper. All the edges are sponged, and I distressed the pumpkin panel with my Tonic Distressor tool.

The chocolate card base measures 5.5" square, and the sentiment wrapped around is computer generated. I immediately knew I wanted to use this Emerson quote for this card, which reads:

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Love it!! My dad's birthday is coming up next month, so I figured this would be a perfect card for him. Whatcha think?

Ok, I'm up waaaaaaaaayyyyyy too late, so that's enough blabbing for now. See ya tomorrow, and thanks for hangin with me!

Stamps: Old Skool Kit (Unity Stamp Company)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Papertrey White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Walnut & Tea Stain
Accessories: Silver Memories Mist, Vintage Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer, Jumbo Dauber, Distressor Tool, Stampamajig

13 comments:

Donna said...

great masculine card, I bet your dad will LOVE it

chelemom said...

This is such an awesome card! Your Dad is going to love it!!!

mudmaven said...

Shannan - totally cool card. My little brother got a harley for his 50th birthday and this set looks like it would be perfect for cards for him! I love everything about this card - great job! tfs ~chris

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a great card, Shannan! My hubby and I JUST sang that song at a benefit! It gives me chills too!

Lesa said...

The Prayer is one of my favorites too. I have it on a CD. When I'm driving I'll turn it up and sing along pretending I'm on stage! LOL This card is great! I really need to venture out and try some of the techniques you used. I'm such a scaredy cat! LOL

AJ said...

OMG~ Angela is going to LOVE this!!
It's awesome!!
You rock girlfriend!
great saying, and....Your dad will LOVE it!!!

Scrapbook Mama said...

OH man if this is how the stamps look OHHHH Shannan I am sooo big trouble.. ok I got to keep saving my pennies for when the release happens of these stamps!! :) Love you card as always :)

-Ellie

Unity Stamp Company said...

OK, that just gave me the CHILLS when I read the quote you chose! Out of the hundreds and thousands of quotes out there YOU picked the one I had on the bottom of my email for the 2 LONG YEARS it took to launch UNITY STAMPS!!!! Each and every little piece of correspondence for those years to each and every person I contacted had that VERY QUOTE! I love it when that happens! I LOVE THAT QUOTE! and of COURSE I JUST LOVE THAT CARD! Unbelievable. I really need to get my rear in gear and create with these stamps!

Wishes,
-Angela

My Paper World said...

Wow! that is a stunning card! That motorbike stamp is fabulous! xx

Anonymous said...

Great card!! You ROCK... Michelle

little fish designs said...

YEA! love this . . . I'm the stamp artist for this kit and i'm so floored by what you gals are coming up with! thought the world needed some "biker" stuff since that's a huge part of my family:) Great card!!! Go Unity Stamp Co.!!!

Dana said...

This card is over the top awesome Shannan! Love the look that the mist gives it, and the border quote is perfect. Great alignment.

I love this song too, but have never heard that version...I like Izzy and Danile Rodriguez's version.So beautiful.

Unity Stamp Company said...

Can I use this PHOTO for my idea cards that will go with each of my kits in the store? Would you be willing to do ONE MORE for me? LMK! I love this card...

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