Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Is TODAY Wednesday?

Sure glad I left you with a slide show as my last post! At least you had a variety of moving pictures if you kept checking to see if I'd posted anything new!!

Friday it hit me...that scratchy feeling in the back of my throat, my nose starting to stuff up.

Saturday I spun at my friend's alpaca open house from noon to 5...hour by hour feeling it take its grip on me...ugh!
We went to a friend's house for pizza that evening and by the time we left all I wanted to do was cozy up with a blanket and take some drugs!!smilies sick Pictures, Images and Photos

Sunday I forced myself to make a card for our Monday challenge, and I haven't touched a stamp till today! So I must have been sick!!sick Pictures, Images and Photos

Thank the Lord I'm feeling better this afternoon! Wednesdays are the Sketch Challenge on SCS and I try to never miss them. So I have several to share with you.

Isn't this the cutest penguin! It's called Penguin Looking Up from Stamps Happen.

It's colored with Copics, masked, then I airbrushed the background. The snowflakes I did with an Elmer's Paint Pen. All the black "layers" are fauxed using a ruler and marker. Actually the stamp has a rough frame around the image, so I just filled it in. And I got to use my new Spellbinder's Inverted Scallop Squares! cool Pictures, Images and Photos

stamps: penguin looking up-stamps happen/janlynn paper: georgia pacific white, dcwv, hollos ink: tuxedo black-tsukineko other: copic markers, airbrush system (abs), white paint pen-elmers, spellbinders inverted scallop squares, ruler/marker


This one is a combo of Monday's technique: painting gesso on a magazine page, stamping and embossing an image, then sponging around the image. I did mine a little differently... I applied the gesso and after it dried, stamped and colored Greek Gardens from Artful Inkables, then I took my Versamarker and went over the entire image (minus the water, I'd cut that off to attach later)....then clear embossed it. Instead of sponging, I just used the ABS again with the Spellbinders Square in place.
Tuesday's color challenge and the Sketch for today.

I inked up the sentiment 2 separate times in order to split it between the upper and lower panels. I thought it worked well that way. The panels and base are faux layered using a marker/ruler. The dark gray layer was done using the same marker.

I love this pattern paper! I happened to be at Michael's in Columbus last week and found one of those 12x12 know.. the HUGE stack of paper!...marked down! It was $7.99, regularly $19.99!! It's by Provo Craft and it also has matching stickers for each color section! I was tickled...ok, it doesn't take much I but I do LOVE a bargain!

stamps: greek gardens-artful inkables paper: geogia pacific white, prism gray, provo craft stack, magazine ink: tuxedo black-tsukineko other: gesso, copic markers, abs, versamarker, clear embossing powder, heat tool, white gel pen-inkssentials (on the water), scissors

And one more item...Monday evening we had a doozy of a storm roll through! This was right after......

Hope you're having a beautiful day where ever you are....Thanks for stopping!


Anita said...

Glad that you are feeling better. Cute cards!

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful are still in the doom and gloom stage

Sue said...

Oh, I love that snowman and I love Stamps Happen Stamps. Only thing better would have been if he had his tongue out catching snowflakes.
Love the colors too. Loving the airbrush system. Rainbow is stunning.

Misti said...

Dawn I love the rainbow!!! I love nature photography!! Your card is wonderful too!

Darlene said...

I just LOVE seeing what you come up with ...
So glad to hear you feeling a little better and up to doing some stamping. Your card is awesome!!

And WOW ... what a gorgeous rainbow!!

Elena said...

I am so sorry that you didn't feel good, Dawn...
Glad that now you are doing better!
Your cards are fabulous! One sketch and two beauties!