Friday, March 11, 2011

What Do Fish, Daffodils, Chipmunks and 38 Years Have in Common?

That got your attention didn’t it!

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They are all cards I made this week AND our anniversary!

Yup! 38 years of wedded bliss… whew!
That’s a long time to put with me!


Let’s look at the fish first.

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This is one of the new sets released this week from Mark’s Finest Papers, Fish You Were Here.

Fri Fintastic Bday

The scene is done on glossy paper with the
Speckled Technique <--- click here to see how.
It’s a great technique for water. The fish are colored with Copics.

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Next, Daffodils! I just love them!! Mine are just starting to push their way up through the earth…maybe an inch or two high.
Ahh, I can’t wait to bring in a big bouquet for my dining room table!

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This was the sketch on Splitcoast this week. I really enjoyed it, simple yet different! Our Daily Bread designs March release, Daffodil Corner, verse from Daffodil Tag set, stamped frame from Eternity and our matching custom die, Labels One.
The DP is
Prima Sparkling Spring, newly released too! It’s so yummy!
The Daffodils are colored with Copics, cut apart and popped up over the label. Two Martha Stewart border punches were used on the narrow strips.


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This adorable little guy is also a new release from Angels Landing, Chipmunk and Vinca 1, a digital image. The Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoast yesterday was to use felt in some way. I’ve had these felt coasters from Michaels forever! So, with my trusty craft knife and some fussy cutting, I opened up the image to expose the coaster.

WT313 Chipmunk Felt

He’s colored with Copics and some Sakura white gel pen for accents. The card measures 4.25 x 4.25.


Hope your day is wonderful!

Thanks for stopping!!



Becky said...

All of these are gorgeous!

Vicky Gould said...

Your coloring knocks my socks off. Happy Anniversary, Dawn!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Congratulations, Dawn, on your 38th anniversary!!

Your cards are remarkable!! What stunning work throughout!! That fussy cutting blows me away. I could never get that circle to look like that in a million years!! Judy's chipmunk looks amazing in your gorgeous design!!

And, of course, Faith's fish are divine in your under-the-sea masterpiece!

PaperAddictJenn said...

Happy Anniversary! I love all 3 cards! They are all so different but gorgeous.

Lillian Child said...

Just fabulous. Happy Anniversary!!

Jeni said...

Fabulous card Dawn!! I look forward to your posts every day. ~jeni :)

ButterflyEars said...

Dawn, congratulations on your 38th anniversary.
I love all of your wonderful cards.
I'm partial to the fabulous work that you did on the fish card. The water bg is spectacular and those colored fishes look amazing.
Glad you still found time to create during this busy time.

Lois said...

Great technique and beautiful cards. Happy Anniversary!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOw, these are terrific Dawn - I especially like the fish card - I am going to have to look up how to do that speckled technique. LOVE how you colored the fish - so colorful and vibrant!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial!!

Anne Temple said...

Your coloring is amazing! Love all three cards and the speckled technique definitely sounds like something I want to try.

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous cards, all!! Just love how bright and cheery your fish card is. :)

Roxie said...

That chipmunk if adorable! Great job with coloring all the images.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Happy Anniversary,gf......38 years.....gosh you've been married longer than I've been....uh....uh.......guess I better not!!!!! Enjoy your day.....

You have surely been a busy stamper this week, but the only one I missed on my own was that last cutie....

velta said...

My goodness girl, you have been busy with your art work! Love all of it! Especially the fishies...Thanks for sharing...Hope you and yours are well :)

velta said...

My goodness girl, you have been busy with your art work! Love all of it! Especially the fishies...Thanks for sharing...Hope you and yours are well :)