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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Digital Stamp Oasis Tuesday Challenge - Shabby Wild Roses

Coffee of the Day - it's actually tea today - Irish Breakfast - one of my fave blends! :)

My card today is for the Digital Stamp Oasis Tuesday Challenge to make something shabby using digi stamps. well shabby I can do! I don't have any of the DSO images yet, so I turned to one of my fave digi designers who offers free downloads of her wonderful creations - Mel Stampz. These flowers are from her 'Wild Rose' download. you might remember the parachuting bunny with flowers card I did right before Easter - that is one of hers also.

I'm using more of those way cool papers by Daisy D's - always perfect for shabby. gosh, I am really gonna miss this company! Everything is matted on a river rock base that was stamped with the SU! Sanded bg and then sponged in vanilla craft and edges inked in river rock. I did a big 'no no' in the digi stampin world for the flowers, I watercolored them! I am blessed with a printer (or the ink I should say) that allows me to watercolor to my heart's content without the inks bleeding. I painted each flower in butter cream shimmerz to add a little shine, since part of the challenge was to add some kind of 'bling' somewhere. I didn't think pearls or rhinestones would fit on this card, so I added some touches to the flowers. Each one was also dotted with a drop of liquid pearls in the center of the stamens. The red flower is popped up on foam tape for extra dimension. I matted the trio on a piece of watercolor paper sitting on my stamp table - perfect size and great texture. Also used one of my new FREE Inka stamps that arrived yesterday on the 'leaves' and flourish of the photo corners. Photo corners were inked in vanilla kraft, edged in river rock, stamped with flourish in same river rock, and then sanded to distress. Sorry to have rambled on, but there's lots of detail that doesn't always show in the scan.

Everyone have a great weekend! I'm still sick, seem to be getting worse - hence the tea rather than coffee, but at least I'm still able to get some stamping done! :) actually did 3 cards yesterday, which for me is HUGE! Stop and smell the daffodils today! :D

Jennifer

p.s. Head over to Jacksonbelle Embellishments through Monday for Lindsey's Spring Sale of 25% off everything in the store!!! Use the code SPRING09 at checkout.


11 comments:

Dru said...

Another beautiful and creative card - thanks for the tip, I'm on my way to Jacksonbelle now. Have a good weekend.

Gina said...

Love the flowers, love the paper and love the buttons! Great job on this card.

Karen from PA said...

Very pretty! Hope you are feeling better soon. Have a great weekend!

Sara said...

beautiful card, love the shimmerz, just got some, gotta pull em out

Carmen said...

Delightful card!

Peggy M said...

Beautiful job on the card. Don't you just love digital images? I'm addicted. Enjoy your day!

Judy said...

I love your card and the images! Thanks for sharing the link to Mel's blog. She has some really cool stuff on there. I've been wanting to try some of the digi images myself and I really like those flowers.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Lovely card Jennifer! I am looking at your card in Papercrafts right now! Congrats! I'm going to be in the Nov/Dec issue and I'm on pins and needles until I actually see it. I'm terrified they will change their mind!LOL

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a beautiful card!!!! Great job (:

Paula said...

You crack me up..."Only did 3 cards" That's a lot to produce in one day! Wish all the shimmy, shimmy showed. I am sure it is more beautiful in real life!

Ellie said...

What a beautiful card! I love the flowers and the distressing you did! Awesome job!