Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fun and Elegant

Hi friends! If you did some blog hopping from my last post, you might have read that CHF releases about 50 new original images a month! Can you say Wow

So, I'm going to share a couple with you. Lisa Stahl (Mona Lisa) has been so busy creating some fabulous sentiments...I LOVE sentiments! To just slap something on your card is so shallow, to me it completes the card if it says something from the heart.

This card was done for the Sketch Challenge on SCS.

This Script Essential Expressions (3 stamps used here) will be released tomorrow at CHF. It's a 'use alone' or 'mix & match' huge selection of sentiments!

The West Quoddy lighthouse was watercolored with reinkers. The Ocean Scene was split to accomodate the space of the sketch and is also watercolored with sponging added with distress inks (still on sale through tomorrow by the way!)

I wish the map were nautical, but since my son was taking a pilot's course this is the map I have...lol. I sponged it with distress inks also.

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If you've seen any of the Tom Allen's Friendly Kritters, you have to smile! These singing frogs from Frog Chorus will be released next Tuesday. I get so tickled when Liz says she's working on a new one!

This card was done for the Color Challenge on SCS. The frogs were colored with pad inks and a waterbrush (the green is copics). *here's a tip* to watercolor with your inks, smoosh the lid into the pad and pick up color with your brush *wink*

All Images Cornish Heritage Farms West Quoddy, ME Script Essential Expressions Ocean Scene Frog Chorus My Strength My Song Cracked Montana Earth Backgrounder

Cardstock: Mystic med, Birchtone lt, Frosted Orange, Desert Coral lt- Prism Papers Georgia Pacific white

Ink: Adirondack reinkers, Mountain Rose, Salmon, Slate- Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy, Old Paper, Broken China, Walnut Stain, Black Soot- Ranger

Accessories/Tools: Niji waterbrush brads daubers- Tsukineko foam mounting tape crop a dile cuttlebug/embossing folder Spellbinders Nestabilities- ellenhutson.com craft knife


3 comments :

-dlm. said...

Fabulous card for the SCS challenge, Dawn! Your watercolouring with reinkers and sponging with distress inks is as always beautiful. TFS!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your seaside sketch!! And those frogs might have to find a home with me (have a thing for "toads"....could be due to the fact DH's nickname is "TOAD" hehe)
Starla

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh what fabulous cards! The ocean scene is so beautiful.. incredible coloring, Dawn. And how sweet to have some of God's darling creations singing his praises!! So cute!