Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

It has been raining all week. I was so glad to be able to stamp and couldn't wait to see this weeks sketch. This weeks sketch was created by Jennifer Weide. Wow! Is all I can say. Boy are these  creative ladies coming up with some great sketches every week. This one is no exception. Great job Jennifer!

I really had to take my time thinking about this one. I was wondering what I was going to do with all the blank space in the center? I think I sorted it out? I totally went off the reservation and went in a different direction than the original sketch concept of a solid center space. The basic sketch is there but  I just had to fill it in the central space.
This is what I came up with, what do you think?

I just couldn't leave the blank space alone (I really tried!). A pretty floral pattern just popped into my head and I went with it. I could not believe that this card came together in under 20 minutes. My honey Jeff was even surprised.
I love this technique I think it is called Black Magic? If you know the name of it let me know and I will write it in later. Carey, Deb, Sharon any ideas??? I stamped a floral image from the Elements of Style stamp set (I am so bummed this set is going to retire) in Craft White ink. I heat set the white craft ink so I could use watercolor pencils (I used a variety of mixed colors) to color over it.  The white ink allows the pencil colors to pop against the black background. I matted the panel to a scrap of Daffodil Delight and that contrast (Black and Yellow) also helped the image pop even more!
I used 4 -3/16 Neutral (Black) Brads.

Here is a look at the inside;

Thats all there is to this card, I hope you are inspired as much as I was and find some time to create something fun this weekend If you do we would love to see it.

We are continuing to work on the garden and it feels good to once again get my fingers in the dirt. I will have some new pictures to show you real soon. The vegetables and flowers are growing so fast.
Spring is ok, but this ex-Californian is not quite used to all the rain the East Coast has to offer. I guess that's why it is so green around here. Note to self-  Rain = Green - Green is good! The "Woods" I call it a "Forrest" my neighbor laughs at me, surrounding our back yard is beginning to look more like a Jungle than the woods, lol. I can no longer see the hills or the woodland floor because of all the leaves on the trees the vines and berry bushes. Mind you this is not a complaint, it's just an observation! We really do live on a beautiful piece of property.

Have a great weekend my friends. I think we are in for more rain!

Chat soon,

1 comment:

Carey said...

I love this card. It is a great one to send for just about anything. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Carey and Roscoe