Wednesday, March 31, 2010

He is risen!

Howdy peeps!  How are you?  I've been a stamping fool.  Now don't laugh.......I have been stamping, and I think I'm a fool to try and enter this Artisan Award contest. 

I stamped alot yesterday, (inbetween laundry, taxes, cooking, cleaning and trying to be a good mom) and since my stamping mojo was apparently off having margaritas somewhere,  I decided to just copy a card I had seen.  You know, just to get things lubed up again.  I needed some thank you cards and thought I'd get that checked off the "to-do list". 

They took me hours but they came out really cute.  And not at all like the card I was going to copy.  I am such a slow stamper.  I popped them in the mail today and I'll show them here in a day or so after they are received.

I had planned on staying up late last night because you know how you get on a roll and you have all these great ideas starting?  That was finally starting to happen for me and then I had to stop everything and get Grace in bed.  Well, that made me realize I was tired.  So I didn't get anything posted here and I went to bed.  Sleep deprivation makes for a grumpy mom.

Of course my mojo needed a jumpstart again today.  So why not check out the Stamping 411 sketch?  I haven't played over there in weeks.  I love their sketches. 

Here is what I ended up with.  Only took me about 2 hours.  Which is kinda fast for me. 

Refuge and Strength set.  Kraft, soft suede, whisper white and old olive cardstock.  So saffron and soft sueded inks.  Paper piercer, 3/4" circle punch, 2 step bird punch, hemp, polka dot embossing folder (wart maker), aquapainter and dimensionals. 

I've been thinking Easter cards lately.  Can you believe its only 5 days away?  Can you believe I have to leave my family that day to go to Iowa?  Geez.........

I almost considered saving this for the Artisan Award contest but its not really AA contest quality.

I used the computer to make the sentiment.  Looking at it here, I wish I had moved my palm fronds (yes, those are palm fronds) down and showed the cross a little more. 

You can't really see it here, but my button was a little too small for my banner.  So I punched out a 3/4" circle of Soft Suede, distressed the edges and glued it behind the button.  Made it just the right size. 

I also took my aquapainter and with a really wet brush picked up some Soft Suede from my ink lid and then flicked it onto the cross panel.  Who needs a spritzer?

Everything kinda sticks out from the card. I think I need to figure out how to do picture editing because it looks so much nicer in person.  Kinda washed out here.  But its cloudy today, we have a storm coming.  Not that it will actually rain but you never know. 

Alrighty then, I'm going back to the grindstone and see if I can whip up some creative genius for this contest. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Blesings, b.

p.s.  I just went over to the Stamping 411 site to get their link and I see Robin has made a card using the same set as me!  Great minds think alike.


Kerin said...

Well this card was worth every minute of those two hours! You did a great job. I especially love the way you placed the palm fronds around the cross, and the wrapped twine around with the button too. Thanks for playing along this week!

Robin Merriman said...

Well, I love your card so much Beth! Great idea with the AquaPainter! this is really beautiful, especially your 'palm' fronds! I knew what they were! :)

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

So very pretty. Love your color choices.

Tiffany Bauer said...

So pretty!! Thanks for playing along this week with us over at Stamping 411!!! We love seeing everyone play along!!

Selene Kempton said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the dimension that the embossing folder adds and your beautiful palms! Great job!