Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lots going on

Hello, everyone!


I hope you had a TERRIFIC weekend with family and/or friends! We got away for the day, and although it was busy with a lot of preparation, it was definitely great to go spend time with my parents. I even got to feed carrots to the "boys." They are getting so big, and so cute. Warrior has his ears laid back here. He is a little more reserved, somewhat shy and cautious around people he isn't really used to, but Dark Knight Junior (can't decide if we want to call him Jr or Knight Jr --anyway . . . ), he is very curious and not quite as shy on the surface. LOL



I finally finished my cards for a tea/coffee friendship swap on SCS hosted by Tammy (aka Feathers&Ink). I am really pleased with the overall card, but wow did it take a while to color all of that. I used my favorite technique of coloring with prismacolor pencils and blending with gamsol. I may do a tutorial for this soon. I have been thinking about it. Let me know if you would be interested in how I do it in the comment section below. If there is enough interest, I will do so.






Card details: Stamps used were Pansies and Teacup from Stampabilities, the tag is from the Terrific Tags boxed set from SU. I used textured lavendar lace for the base layer, white for the floral and teacup image and perfect plum and vanilla cs for the tag.




I folded a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece of white cs to make the card base itself. It was then scored at 2 3/4 inches from both ends to form a trifold. Then after the lavendar lace pieces were placed on the front flaps, the teacup was placed on the bottom piece, and the pansies overlapped the card edge to line up well with the teacup, then secured. Inside I punched a holed in the top corner of a capuccino drink mix pounch and fastened it with a gold brad. I then closed the card, wrapped it with a piece of sheer vanilla ribbon and attached the tag with a small piece of gold cording. I started out with silver, but I think the gold really pulls the yellow out more in the pansies. The tag has some sparkly stardust stickles on it to accent a bit, and that is it. Most of the time was put into coloring, gamsoling and cutting those tiny flower buds out. :)


I finished my first project for JessicaLynnOriginals on Saturday night as well, but I am not sure I am allowed to show you everything yet, as I am putting together a tutorial for her, but as soon as I know for sure it is okay, I will post what I can here. (I have not forgotten about my promise to pull a name as well for the item created -- See posts below for more info). Here is a little sneak peek though. Now, maybe you can guess which stamp set it is from?! *wink* Check out all of her cute stamps at www.jessicalynnoriginal.com/shopwithus


Thanks for stopping by!



10 comments:

Lee said...

Kelly...........your Tea/Coffee friendship card is absolutely AMAZING!!! How gorgeous is that flower??!!! I have to say, Prisma and Gamsol will probably always be my favorite coloring technique as well!!! So glad you're having fun with that tutorial......that pup sure is a cutie!!!

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous flower card Kelly. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog.

sparkplug17 said...

Sounds like you had a good time! and very nice cards! :)

Sparkle

~KRISTY~ said...

I JUST HAD A SQUIZ THROUGH YOUR BLOG KEL TO CATCH UP ON THE THINGS I MISSED OUT ON OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS,GREAT CARDS!

Heather said...

Very pretty card!

Linda said...

Your card is awesome and yes I would be interested in learning how you colored your card.

jlazarski said...

Those boys are SO cute! Just makes you want to pet them. Love that JessicaLynn image, too. Way to go, girl!!

Seleise said...

Kelly, the "boys" are a hoot! thanks for sharing the pic. And, your card is beautiful! I love coloring with oms and prismas too.

Tiffany Conn said...

Just stopped by your sight and I would love to see a tutorial on the coloring technique. I have used prisma color pencils for art pictures and drawing however not with the gamsol. Your cards are very pretty.

Tiffany Conn

Tickle Me Pink said...

Your card is so gorgeous!! And my those llamas look big! My girls call them sheep lol!