Thursday, September 11, 2008

I want a reason for the way things have to be...I need a hand to help build up some kind of hope inside of me

Good morning, yall! I am aliveeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I haven't posted for the last few days...I've been really sick, but thanks to the wonders of modern medicine I am doing much better.

I did get to stamp yesterday...yipppeee!!! I played along with the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast since it would work perfectly with my new Elzybells.

I stamped the Spreading Peace Angel in Brilliance Graphite Black on Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper. This stuff is soooo smooth and yummy...it's a dream to watercolor on! Anywho, I colored her with my waterbrushes and reinkers and added Stickles to her wings and halo. After I matted the image onto my Brown Prism cardstock, I decided to sponge the edges with Close to Cocoa ink to soften them, and then stitch around the edges with my sewing machine.

A strip of this Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper was hiding in my ginormous stack of patterned paper, and it matched my colors perfectly! So I matted it with brown, and then with a strip of red (sponged with Chocolate Chip to make it a bit darker) with a scalloped edge. Of course I had to stitch that part too! I ran the Baja Breeze panel through my Cuttlebug with the Snowflakes embossing folder, and then finished it off with a brown mat, three strips of brown Satin ribbon (from the Target Club Wedd section), and finally my circle sentiment popped up on a Prima. The sentiment is from the clear Everyday Greetings set, which is one of my favorites! I love all the cute combinations you can create with it.

Well, that's about it for me today...I'm trying to get caught up from the last few days, so I'll catch ya later! Have a fabulous Thursday!

Stamps: Spreading Peace, Everyday Greetings (Elzybells Art Stamps-UK)
Paper: Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Prism Suede Brown Dark, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Basic Grey
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Pearlized Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Waterbrush & Reinkers, Stickles, Sewing Machine, Thread, Sponges, Target Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scalloped Edge Punch, Copic Marker, Prima Flower, Circle Punch, Snowflakes Embossing Folder

11 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

How cute!!! I love the colors in Figgy Pudding...love how you used them on this!!!

Giffysk8s said...

LOVE the stitiching and the three ribbons. What an adorable stamp! Such a pretty card!
BTW: Thanks for your help with the EZ Mount!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

I am so sorry you've been sick but am so glad to hear that you're feeling better. This card is fantastic sweetie!!!

shel9999 said...

CUTE!! I love the ribbons! Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so super cute Shannan!!

Jackie Pedro said...

CA-YUTE!! Love these Elzy's!!

Glad you're feeling better!!!

Marlou said...

a beautiful card, love the adorable stamp :)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful Shannon. Good to know you are feeling better. have a great weekend. Hopefully we won't get too much rain. chris

Kelly said...

She's a wee stunner :) Get well soon wishes being sent your way.

okcapitolgirl said...

What a great "back from the sick" card! This is adorable!

paula said...

awwww, she looks just like me!! What a cutie, OMG, she is colored so pretty! I also love that scalloped edge ya got there! :)

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