Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Special Thanks...and a Sneak Peek!

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The Lord Bless You and Keep You

If you remember back to some of the graduation pictures, you'd see one with the choir director, Mr. Wilbur...this is for him!

For as long as I can remember he's had the kids sing this song at their final concerts, graduations, and the kids themselves always got together in the hallway at the end of the musical, held hands and sang it. It always brings a tear to see the seniors all holding hands as they sing one last time together at graduation before heading out into the big old world!

So, my choice of stamps was a no brainer! Our Daily Bread designs From Me to You, God Loves You and Scripture Series I.

AW TagI used a shipping tag, Tim Holtz style. You know.. drop some reinkers on a craft mat, spritz with water and drag your tag through it. Then I embossed the verse, using Distress Black Soot and clear ep.

I also stamped the flowers with Black Soot and embossed them, colored with Copics and fussy cut with my craft knife.
I sandwiched the cording between the tag and a piece of cardstock cut to fit.

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Two of the larger, popped up flowers are from the God Loves You set.
The edges are sponged with Distress Pumice Stone.

AW gm When it was all done, I gave it a good spritz of Glimmer Mist, Pearl and Honey Dew.

Thank YOU Mr. Wilbur for your dedication and wonderful song choices throughout the years!


Now, for the peek!

SC286 blkTomorrow, Innovative Stamp Creations, will be releasing some fabulous sets! I'm tickled Betsy asked me a while back if I'd do some freelance for her. (shhhh....I even have several ISC being published in a book, due out in Aug!! shhhhh)

Today's sketch challenge on Splitcoast was perfect for Take Flight.

SC286 Enjoy iscIt's colored with Copics, cut out of the box and sponged with Distress inks in the background. I gave the butterflies a little pizzazz with some Shimmerz. I used Martha Stewart's Garden Trellis deep punch back to back for the horizontal panel.

Sc286 shimmerzFor once I started out with my paper to guide me my colors! Usually I color away THEN pick my DP! LOL! This is SEI Jocelyn.

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Enjoy your promises to be HOT & HUMID here today..ugh!

Thanks for stopping!



slbt17 said...

both pieces are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterflies! I can't wait to see your cards in the book..(mine too) LOL! Aug. 27th can't get here soon enough! I am running out of nails! :)
True :D

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both just gorgeous, Dawn! I love the colors on the fuchsia and the ISC is beautiful.

- dlm. said...

Stunning cards, Dawn! Your colouring is absolutely fabulous!

Joanne (jojot) said... want to have half your coloring ability when I grow up

Grace said...

Gorgeous Dawn!!! Stunning in fact! Love them both!!! I'm with Joanne.... when I, or if I ever grow up... I want to color just like you!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag, love the color ! ~Marlene Krogh, Denmark~