Friday, January 4, 2008

Sunbrella



I started off making a thank you card, really and i just didn't like it after working on it for an hour so into the trash it went. I'll try again tomorrow. so i decided to try something else and work on something that would make me happy. something cheerful and fun... My stack of MFT's is right on my desk and there were several that i ordered that have not seen ink so i took out Rain or Shine.
I'm trying to streatch my brain, so i decided to work on a SCS challenge for this card. this is for Challenge SC157. I've been using DP in most of my projects and really wanted to try to stay away from it today and work on my own background. When i first started stamping i used to love working with the reinkers and alcohol. I went back to my roots! LOL! This technique is called Polished Stone. Do you like it? I just love it! And it's easy...a little messy, but easy. I can be color challenged at times so the most difficult part for me was picking out my colors and combining them. and as you can see, i'm still using my Janome Mini...and i paper pieced her dress to match the background. I tried to paper piece the dogs sweater, but just couldn't make those tiny cuts! lol! I am happy with the outcome. I hope you like it too. Thanks for peeking in!
Recipe:
Technique: Polished Stone - you'll need reinkers, a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol
Cardstock: Cranberry Crisp, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral, glossy white
Stamps: MFT Rain or Shine
Ink: bb, creamy caramel, summer sun,cranberry crisp and gold metallic reinkers
Embellies: Ribbon, raindrops, stickles, prima flowers,

8 comments:

Stampmouse said...

Stunning absolutely Oh I want that stamp set

Becky said...

Oooh, I love polished stone, so pretty! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Send me your address I'll send you a card so you can have a stamping friend!
beckersred(at)yahoodotcom

Carolyn King said...

I am so glad I popped over...this card rocks...love your created background...what a fantastic card!

Lesa said...

Wowie! (not sure that is even a word) This is absolutely purty!

Lori J said...

This is a wonderful card! I love the polished stone technique. I haven't done it for awhile... I like the colors you used. :0)

Tania said...

Hi again! Now I see, I've already been here! No prob, enjoy it again ;-)

Sherrie said...

This is really cute, love the swirled stone look of your background. Of coarse I love the image!

Michele Zwart said...

So bright and cheery!

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