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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Star of Wonder

Coffee of the Day - Creme Brulee

Good morning to you! Isn't it a truly delightful one?! well, I must say that I can't even see much of mine yet, as it is still pitch dark and even the birds aren't up getting those early worms yet, but the dogs have been out and the cats are fed, my coffee has just finished brewing, so life is amazing! :)

My card today uses a fun snowman by Cheryl Alger for Squigglefly, called 'Star Handler'. This was one of my first ever Sassy Cheryl images to buy. I grabbed some of the new Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather papers and started playing! I knew that I wanted to make a star embellie to go somewhere on the card, so I put on my thinking cap. Don't fall off of your chairs here, but as I was searching out the perfect papers, because I am one of those who has to find my decorative papers FIRST before I even start coloring, I got tired of my 'non Basic Grey' paper packs getting jammed in the drawers of the cabinet I store them in. So yep, I re-organized it. I told you it was shocking! in the midst of this process, one of the packs' backing boards had fallen off. voila! perfect for punching out a star! I then took my distress stickles (that now never leave my crafting table......) and inked it up all good and gloppy, knowing it would take forever and a day to dry. and yes, I kept bumping into it and knocking it over and goodness knows what else no matter where I seemed to put it to keep it 'out of the WAY'.

So onto stage 2, actually coloring the image. not too exciting, so we will move on..... okay, back up, I did watercolor it as I usually do, but added some rock candy distress stickles on the ground to imitate a light snow. shimmerz were painted on the buttons, scarf, and star of the main image. (yes, they are also a permanent fixture on my craft table! grins! but you knew that already!) decided that I wanted to play with more chipboard so I covered a coaster in some of the pretty blue snowflake paper, distressed edges with my handy dandy tool that also never leaves my table, and then inked it up good and messy. added buttons and ribbon with punched border & sentiment. ta da! one Christmas card done and way too many more left to go, but excited about it nonetheless...
Before I forget, Squigglefly has a brand new artist with some of the most gorgeous images released this weekend, Marla Shega. you really must stop by and take a look at her work! sketches so real they come to life! I plan to play with some of the ones I picked up yesterday just as soon as the sun comes out.... tee hee!
  • Little Red Wagon - Stars (I sure hope I am making the deadline this week, ladies! giggles!)

6 comments:

Holly said...

I really love the vintage look you've given this Jennifer. The distressed edges make it look like it's a treasured Christmas card saved and set out on the fireplace mantle every Christmas.

Cheryl said...

Simply gorgeous Jennifer! You're amazing!

PeggyR said...

Love the card!

Calypso said...

Jennifer,
This is really gorgeous.
I have to agree with what Holly said, it really does have a vintage look to it. I love your watercoloring too. (I can't seem to do it right!!)

Calypso

Rosanne said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Deanna said...

Adorable!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT