Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TSG Welcome Home
























Here's a card I made with one of the brand spankin' new sets from There She Goes. This one is called Welcome Home and it'll be available for purchase this Thursday, January 1st! Jessica has been showing a bunch of great sneak peeks on her blog over the past few days. Click HERE and check them out if you get a chance!

I knew I wanted to make a card with the topiary from the Welcome Home set and I wanted to use the vanilla ribbon and CS, but I hadn't decided what other colors to pair with it. I was chatting with my buds Janice and Lori last night and asked them to give me a color that they thought would go well with vanilla and an outdoor-style image. Janice picked artichoke and Lori picked Hunter....well, whadda ya know they're both in the Regals family so I said, "Why not put all three colors on the card." So anyway, that was a long way about telling you that my friends helped me plan out the colors for this card. {smile} Thanks Janice! Thanks Lori!

The layout is Amy Rysavy's Sketch #7. This one is from a while ago, but I just discovered all her sketches on her blog. I love your sketches, Amy!

Except for the Hunter panel, everything is up on Dimensionals.

Yesterday when I was checking out the weekly Mojo Sketch on Julee's blog, I saw she did the little sponging trick on the main image with the Spellbinders die still in place and I wanted to try it out. Awesome idea, Julee! Thanks for the inspiration!

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Welcome Home (There She Goes)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Handsome Hunter, Always Artichoke
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Always Artichoke
Copics: E33 Sand, E35 Chamois, E08 Brown, YR15 Pumpkin Yellow, Y38 Honey, G21 Lime Green, G94 Grayish Olive, BG96 Bush
Accessories: PTI Vintage Cream Ribbon, Green Swarovski Crystals, Dimensionals, Spellbinders Curved Mega Rectangle, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Hat Pin and Beads from SU Pretties Kit
Technique: Sponging


Don't forget to check out all the sneak peeks on Jessica's blog!

17 comments:

Lori said...

I just KNEW I would like it, but I was wrong, I LOVE it!!! Absolutely stunning bud!!! Don'tcha just love the curvy rectangles?!! Mwah!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Denise! LOVE that hatpin....perfect embellishment girl!!

Terri said...

This is such an elegant card, love the added touch of the hat pin and this is a great image.

Love the sponging/Nesties tip...don't ya just love the things you learn by blogging!! Will have to give this a try!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beauty, Denise!!! The new stamp is gorgeous and I love how you used the curvy nestie!!! I will have to try the technique...looks sooo cool!!!

Lisa Brown said...

beautiful card! love the colors and the hatpin is a wonderful element!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

OH Denise this is so so cute! I love the pin and the stamp....too cute!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a gorgeous creation!! Just love that stick pin!! :) TFS!!

Janice M said...

It turned out great!!! Love the sponging!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So charming Denise!! I love the hat pin and the colors are fabulous!!

dpkennedy said...

Another beauty! Love those nesties! Have a very happy new year!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Denise! Love the colors and the lay-out. TFS!

silkeledlow said...

Super gorgeous card - Denise!!! Love the hat pin!!!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful....love the pin embellishment too (although I dont trust myself to use one on a card..lol!)

Happy New Year girl!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love the pin!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, Denise!! I love that topiary, and how pretty your pin is with your whole design!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Stunning!!!! I love love love this card, Denise!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a fab color combo - very elegant! And the inside could very well be the outside - it's just as Gorgeous!!!
hugs, Jami