Thursday, April 9, 2009

Or we can keep chilling like ice cream filling...we can cool in the gang if you'd rather hang...

Happy Thursday, friends! Thanks for all the get well wishes...they worked! I'm so happy to be feeling better...I even cleaned my stamp room last night! (maybe I'm still sick...*wink*) Now, don't mistake the word "clean"...My definition is (A) I can put my feet under my desk without having to move things, (B) Empty trash can, (C) Desk organized (ish) and plenty of room to work, and (D) I can walk into the room, to my desk, and to the sewing machine without tripping on various items. So of course, the first thing you have to do in a clean (ish) room? Stamp something! I made 2 cards using my new Ketto stamps from Stamping Bella. I am soooo in love with this new line!

The first card I made was for yesterday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. (Pretend I didn't remove a panel, k?)

I stamped Ivy Ketto in Brilliance Graphite Black on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and colored her with Copic markers. Then I cut and embossed with my Scalloped Square Nestabilities and added a layer of Tempting Turquoise and another Scalloped Square in Chocolate Chip. The card base measures 5 1/4" square. I started with a 5" square of Apricot Appeal, sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa and added a Chocolate Chip layer. After I stitched around the edges, I adhered a strip from my Basic Grey Marrakech 6x6 pad and stitched along the edges as well. To finish it off, I stamped the Hello dear friend sentiment (my new fave!) in Chocolate Chip ink and added 3 small Chestnut Glitter Dots.

For my next card, I dug into my stash of printed sketches that I never did and decided on Mojo Monday 75. I actually followed this one, I just flipped it to work with my image.

I started by stamping Charlotte Ketto in Brilliance Black on Neenah Solar White and colored her with Copics. The color combo was my hubby's idea...isn't it great? After she was colored, I cut and embossed with my Rectangle Nestabilities and sponged around the edges with Close to Cocoa. Now, I'm not going to go step by step on this one, cause it took me FOREVER!!!!! Lots of stitching, lots of layers, more sponging...I think you get the idea. I thought the Thinking of You sentiment was perfect for this one. Whatcha think?

Well, I better run for now...I have lots to show you, so stay tuned! Have a wonderful day!

17 comments:

Kim said...

Those Kettos are so cute! I love your color choices too.

Charlene Waymire said...

Wow! Your COPIC coloring of these images is fantastic! I just got a bunch of Kettos myself, but have been intimidated by the coloring.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I LOVEEEEE them, Shannan! You're da BOMB! The sponging on each layer gives such a fabulous look. Glad you're feeling better! Hugs!

Danni said...

These are amazing!! Awesome job! (as always!)

Shelley said...

Gotta love those Kettos! Excellent coloring job! Love your distressing!

melissac said...

Great color choices!!

Jackie Pedro said...

I just love these Ketto stamps!! Love the Marakech paper on the first and who knew a man could choose a great color combo!! LOL!

Christi said...

I am so glad you're feeling better sweetie! We really do need to get together-especially if you're going to help me with this swap! LOL Both of your cards are amazing!!!!!

Joan B said...

so fun and fresh. just brings a smile to my face@

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh my word these girls are sooooo cute!!! Will you please come to SC, have a few strawberries and teach me how to color so beautifully? Love how they are done Shannan!

Becky said...

yeah...um...OK....these are fabulous! Come on now!! You should have 50 comments! Sorry I have been lame and haven't done my tagging thing yet! I have had German guests!!! JA! Stimmt!

Renée said...

Your colouring is AMAZING, Shannan! Love love love the Ketto's (hopefully mine arrive soon!)!

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are adorable Shannan!! Glad you are feeling better!!

paulatracy66 said...

Love, LOVE, love them both Shanna! Awesome coloring and colr choices and layouts...just fab sistah!!

dpkennedy said...

Your Ketto's are stunning!!

Karen Motz said...

Shannan, these are both sooooooo pretty! LOVE the colours you chose!

shel9999 said...

ACK!!! I ****LOVE**** these!! And your coloring....WOWZERS!!!

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