Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bethany in Bold Colors and a RAK

I saw this color combo on Kristina Werner's blog, LOVED it, and just had to try it. I also used Jen Del Muro's sketch from Saturday. I just turned the sketch so the angel image would fit. I think this is my favorite stamp from High Hopes. Just love everything about Bethany!

I saw on Laura's blog (scrapnextras) that she finished the inside of one of her cards with sponging and some extra stamping, so I thought I'd try it. If you look down in the lower left corner of the pic to the inside of the card, you'll see that I sponged a white sheet of paper with bashful blue and then stamped the "heart seeds" from High Hopes in Brilliant Blue. I think I'll start doing this to all of my cards...what an awesome way to finish it off! Thanks, Laura, you're such an inspiration! You can see Laura's card here.

I've been trying to incorporate more of the "halo effect" when coloring my images. I've done most in a really pale grey, and a few in a pale blue....but I saw Carolyn (Cammie) use yellow with this Bethany Angel image. I really like it in yellow for an angel. Looks like she's glowing! Thanks, Cammie for the inspiration!! You know I love your work! You can see Carolyn's card here.

Recipe ~
Stamps: High Hopes Bethany Angel, High Hopes Heart Seeds
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whitr
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Bashful Blue (faux stitching and sponging on inside), Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Blue Brads, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Prisma Pencils blended with baby oil and stumps, Dimensionals (pumpkin pie panel behind angel image)
Technique: Baby Oil (works like gamsol magic), Faux Stitching, Sponging

Now....I also *HAVE* to show you my big surprise from yesterday. I saw this card by Cindy (Mothermark), LOVED it, and mentioned it on the weekly Favorites Thread under the General Discussion Forum.....well, Cindy sent it to me!!! OMG!!! I love Cindy's work and her funny stories. I've admired her for a long time so it was an absolute awesome surprise that she mailed this card to me. Thank you, Cindy, I just about fell off my chair yesterday when I saw that you sent me this card!!! It's huge too....like 6.5" x 6.75" ?!?! Wowza!!! The clouds that she created are just amazing!!!

Sorry that I didn't post yesterday, but I cut my finger pretty bad. Oh, I didn't need stitches....but I came pretty close I think. I've typed this whole post today with the old "hunt and peck method" of typing (aren't you proud of me??) because that finger is wrapped in the biggest, ugliest ole' "balloon" of gauze and tape, LOL!

Hope you have an awesome Tuesday....and I'll be extra careful with the scissors today! {wink}


Newstampinaddict said...

Wow! Awesome RAK! That is such a cute card with the high hopes image. I really like the look of the yellow as well. Never would have thought of that!

Stephanie said...

great card again, love it... sorry to hear about your finger, finger cuts are the worst!

Anonymous said...

WOWie Denise, this card is AWESOME, girl! You did a fabulous job coloring especially with a bum finger. So sorry to hear you cut it. Hopefully in a few days it'll be better.
Your RAK from Mothermark is just so sweet! Your a lucky girl!! Enjoy!


Sandy said...

Very pretty card Denise!! Love the colors and I love the sketch. Great job.

Hope you are well on your way to recovering from your injury ... lol. Seriously. Finger cuts hurt because you use your hands for everything.

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful first card - thanks for the tip on a yellow halo - it looks great! Isn't Cindy's card wonderful - I am fortunate enough to have 2 of hers so I know how BIG she makes them - she has so much stuff on them they have to be big!

glad to hear your finger is getting better - how scary to do something like that!! and it makes you realize how much you use your fingers!!

mothermark said...

Your very welcome Denise....I am glad it made it to its destination!
Thank you for the kind words...
gave me warm fuzzies...

I hope your finger is healing up nicely.....