Tuesday, January 5, 2010

You can't always get what you want...and if you try sometime you find...you get what you need...

Hey peeps, what's up? Thanks for all the sweet comments today...I'm so glad to be back! I have missed my creative time sooo much. And y'all too! Anyway, I snuck off to my craft room today while the boys were playing outside and decided to play along with this week's Mojo Monday challenge. I have had November's Verve release since, well, November and thought it was about time they got some love. It turned out that the circle from Thankful Accents was just perfect for the sketch, which was created by my fabulous fellow diva, Teresa Kline. I had so much fun with it!


Fun, huh? I started by stamping the gorgeous circle image in Versamagic Jumbo Java ink on PTI's Vintage Cream cardstock. Then I pulled out my birthday present...my very own Copic Airbrush Compressor!! I was soooo excited about it, especially after Sally Lynn taught me how to use it at the San Antonio Copic Certification last month. I still need some practice (ok, well a lot), but I thought I did pretty good. Here are the markers I used on the circle:


Before I cut the circle out, I airbrushed with BG72 from the outside of the circle, working my way in. After doing 3 "practice" circles, I ended up with this one, which was acceptable. Then I added some BG18 around the edges for some depth. I cut out the circle, then matted it with a PTI Dark Chocolate scalloped circle punched with my Marvy Giga punch.

The base layer is this fabulous paper I have been after since I saw these cards on Melissa Phillips' blog. She was sweet enough to email me back and tell me that it is the Ruche line from Worldwin Papers...is it not gorgeous? Anyway, I found it at Stamp Antonio while shopping with Laura on a lunch break from Certification. I think I may have to order more!! So I (painfully) cut a piece and sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink, and matted it onto my Dark Chocolate card base. Then I added some Basic Grey patterned paper (from the Figgy Pudding line, maybe?) and a strip of Dark Chocolate punched with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace edger punch.

My finishing touch was the ribbon...yummy crinkled stuff I've had forever, I think it's May Arts. I was inspired by the ribbon on Heather's card today, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Fun, I think!

Anywho, that's about it...I'm off to bed, but I'll catch you guys soon!

23 comments:

amber said...

oh, i love this card! and the airbrushing looks fabulous to me! the whole card is just so classy!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is a STUNNER Shannan! LOOOOOOOOVE the colors and the ribbon treatment is fabby too!!!

MicheyMoo said...

Wow!! This is lovely.....blue and chocolate are fast becoming my favourite colour combo. I love what you've done.
I plan to play and upload my first ever creation for Mercy's sketch sometime tomorrow or Friday. YAY!!
Thankx for the inspiration. xxx

Maren said...

Yummo!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Yummmmm! Gorgeous colors and that wonky ribbon is so cool! Beautiful, my dear!

Vera said...

This is fabulous, Shannan! I just got this stamp set myself, so thanks for the inspiration!

Heide said...

This is just stunning! What wonderful colors! The ribbon is fantastic also! WOW!

Katie Cotton said...

ok, i havent bought that set yet and now i have to. gee thanks alot... again. HAHAHAHA! Love your card!

Karen Motz said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

Kerri said...

This is sooo gorgeous, Shannan! You're right, that paper is delish!!! LOVE your airbrushing~I am too nervous to try, but you executed it beautifully!

Meahni said...

Welcome back Shannan! This is just stunning! Can't say more than that, well I can, but it says it all.

Ida P. Krause said...

This is beautiful. Very rich and elegant looking.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, I luv this, these are some of my favorite colors....stunning Shannan!

enjoy *~*

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Ok.....I just love these colors and the warmth of this card Shannan!! WOW!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a very elegant card!! Love the airbrushing technique, the color combination, and that ruffled ribbon!!! Gorgeous!

Danni said...

Such a beautiful card..love the ribbon!

TannyP said...

More Practice?! Can't get much more perfect than that. What a delicious card - your ribbon is just right, too! Gorgeous work!

Melissa Sauls said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! And I laughed so hard about how you "painfully" cut apart that piece of patterned paper from Stamp Antonio. I have hording issues as well, ROFL

Michele Boyer said...

This is GORGEOUS, Shannan! I LOVE the colors!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh so stunning!

Robin McK said...

LOVE this card - great airbrushing!

Jenna Wunderlich said...

gorgeous!

Jennifer Carter said...

Wow. This is absolutely gorgeous!!

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