Thursday, June 24, 2010

Artisan contender

Howdy people!  I hope you all had a fabulous Thursday.  It was really low key around here today.  I will admit, I was reading.  My chores were done so I spent the morning finishing a book.  I read Jane Eyre.  I've been trying to read the classics.  I have to say that I enjoyed it.  I liked how the author talked directly to the reader. 

Tomorrow I have big plans to get my stamp desk organized for the new stuff!  I have some new stuff and I haven't played with any of it yet.  This also means going through my discontinued stamp sets.  I have no room for them.  I need to sell them.  Pronto!  I'll let you know what I have.

So of course I have not stamped today........or yesterday.  And I thought it was time to show you one of my Artisan Award entries.  You know, the ones that didn't win.  Yep, those ones.

Refuge and Strength (retiring).  Whisper white and not quite navy cardstock.  Not quite navy, old olive and black Stazon inks.  White taffeta ribbon, white floss, Top Note die, paper piercer, playground buttons (retiring) and Bella Bleu DSP (retiring) and dimensionals.

I thought I'd show you this one first because it has the most stuff retiring on it, I think.  I thought it was very pretty.    I stamped off once for the cross so it wouldn't be so dark.  I might have stamped off twice.  I don't remember now.

  I fussy cut around the leaves.  What a pain in the bazooka!  I used a little tiny dot of the Tombow Multi Glue to tack down just one or two of the leaves so they would still stand out a little. 

Anyhow, there ya go.  I felt so rushed to get them done and sent in on time because I was going to Iowa.  Come to find out when I got back, I could have had another 10 days to tweak them.  Oh well.  I can find something I would have changed with each one.  But I'm glad to just have entered the contest.  Maybe I'll be a finalist.  That would be cool. 

I have another 9 projects to show you.  But I would overload you with their beautifullness if I showed them to you all at once.  So you'll just have to be patient. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking in.  I love it when you do that.

Blessings, b.

p.s.  here are some more brave and talented women who entered.  Check 'em out:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card, Beth! I especially love the Top Note background and cut-out leaves. Congrats on entering the contest! -Andrea