August 08, 2008

Life is in Full Bloom!!!

The weather here has been crazy last night I drove home from work in a awful rain storm with hail and all! But the up side to all this rain is I have never seen such a green, lush August before. Definitely, "Life is in full bloom" around here!!! I just hope it lets up as we head out today for one final camping trip for the summer....I just hate setting up the trailer in the rain, uugghh!
So, I made this card last weekend when I was playing around, colouring with Distress inks and a waterbrush. I really love this card but it looks better IRL as it is much more sparkly with all the crystal Stickles and Sakura Stardust Gelly roller pen that I added. I inked up Tilda in lace skirt, again. She is my favourite Magnolia stamp right now...just love her and I used my new Magnolia Lilac stamp too. I thought the lilacs would be perfect for this paper and perfect for Tilda to hold a bouquet of lilacs too, smile.
I have been loving all the BasicGrey 6X6 pp pads and I picked up two more pads the other day...Lilykate and Gypsy, oldies but goodies. For this card I used BG LilyKate and BazzillBascis cardstock. The sentiment is from a MFT set. When I was rummaging through my stash I found this green velvet was perfect! It came in a really cheesy scrapbooking kit that I got on our Cruise a few years ago. I Think it is the only good thing that came in that kit but I just HAD to buy it, lol!

Now, I have a second card and I really debated about showing you this one as it didn't turn out how I envisioned it. This is Tilda in her little swimsuit (she is sooo cute) but I struggled getting her lined up properly on the was a bit frustrating, oh well. I also, used the Popsicle stamp that I got in my Summer is very cute!!

I coloured Tilda, The dock and the Popsicles in with Copic markers and added some Crystal Stickles. I cut the main image with my circle Nestibilites and embossed it too. PP is BG Cupcake and Cardstock is BazzilBasics. I cut the Green BG pp with the Large Scalloped Nestibilites and pierced the centre of the scalloped edge. The ribbon is from the same cheesy Cruise scrapbooking kit, lol! The sentiment is Mellisa Frances rub-ons and I add the bee and butterfly (QK rub-ons) to the main image and coloured them in with Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pigment pens.

I wish I could stay home and make a card for the Friday Sketchers # 14 . It is a beautiful sketch by Beatrix from Germany and the Sassy Sketchers have made awesome DT cards once again...go check it out (oh, and a big Hello and welcome to Kristine from Norway...she is a NEW Sassy Sketcher and has beautiful cards on her blog)!!! I hope you all have a great weekend and I know you will make some fabulous creations with Beatrix sketch, smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by,


Rach said...

oh wow,
two fantastic them both...hugs Rachxx

Anonymous said...

lovely cards!! amazing! x. sam

Bev said...

Oooh two fabulous cards - I'm loving the summer theme and those popsicle stamps are just too adorable

hugs Bev x


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