Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Saturday Morning!

I was awakened by the phone this morning at 5:30 and I couldn't go back to sleep so off to the craft room for some creative time. I like early morning crafting, seems like my head is not as cluttered with thoughts from the day......

This old hydrangea stamp from Hero was sitting on the table so I decided to play with it.
I inked the stamp first with versamark and then dye inks, stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. And then the coloring was on. I used colored pencils and copics. Did a little blending of the colored pencils with an odorless solvent and a little blending of the copics with their colorless blender. Kept just messing around with it until I was satisfied with the colors. I think I messed too much with the flower but since I added glossy accents to finish it off there is no changing it now.  Didn't want a thick coat of the accents so I painted it on with a paint brush.

Before applying the glossy accents I masked off the flower and stamped the grid around the edge with tea dye distress ink. Then removed the mask and stamped the script with a opaque white dye ink and added white around the edges to distress it some. After applying the kraft layer to a piece of green card stock I added the ribbon and adhered the layers to the card base.

I need to get outside today it is going to be lovely. The sky is beautiful and blue with a few wispy white clouds and the temp will be in the 70s. Just a hint of color in the leaves. Such a change from Monday till Thursday. We had over 22 inches of rain, water everywhere! Had to spend the night at the hospital Wed. night to make sure I could be at work on Thursday. Went over to see my dad yesterday, he lives about 35 miles from me and this is what one of the roads looked like

I drive a small car so I didn't attempt it! alternate route for me.

Hope you are high and dry and enjoying some beautiful weather! Thanks for stopping by!!!!


  1. Debbie, this is stunning. I don't think you messed about too much at all - well if you did, it is with incredible results.
    i keep looking at the edge of the Hydrangea, did you dry emboss the edge to give that fantastic definition? Or are my yes playing tricks?

    Enjoy your dry sunny day :o)

  2. I did dry emboss around the edges, I guess it is really de-bossing. I put the kraft card stock on a soft mat and trace around the image with a dry embossing tool. I think it adds some nice dimension to an image.

  3. Beautiful card, so soft and pretty. That is a LOT of water, wow! I heard on the news that you all got 24 inches of rain..I hope it dries out soon - stay safe.

  4. Amazing description of this card, Debbie, love it! So soft! I hope you made it to your dad's ok! Geez, that is a lot of water! Unfortunately we are getting the opposite, drenched in heat lately.

  5. What a gorgeous hydrangea, Debbie, and it looks sooo pretty with the wash of color and the stamped border...sooo shabby and elegant!!!


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