Sunday, June 29, 2008

Gratitude

My dear, sweet friend Ellen Hutson had a blog candy give-away a few weeks ago and I was the VERY lucky girl with have won!

The package came right in the middle of wedding time, so I put it in my craft room and it got buried amongst all the other things that got put in there. Well, I cleaned and re-org'd the room this weekend and was I excited when I came upon that box. Holy MOLY - it was like finding a buried treasure! A Friends Centers stamps set by Mona Lisa Moments for CHF, a pack of Crush Collection paper by Crate along with the matching ribbon and Robin's Nest glass baubles.






I sat right down to make a thank you card. Since it was Sunday, I hopped over to SCS to see who the Featured Stamper is this week. It's Chelemom (gorgeous gorgeous stuff in her gallery), so I played along in the challenge at the same time.


I love this Hero Arts stamp. It works on vintage or bright cards. For this one, I used chalk inks to layer various colors of green on the stems. For the flower heads I used two shades of blue chalk inks and then Ranger Matte Accents on the tips for a little dimension.







Before adding the Matte Accents, I stamped a micro teeny script over the whole image, in varying directions.



The edges are smudged with the Ranger blending tool ( I would be LOST without that tool!) and distress inks. A Robin's Nest glass bauble finished it off.

Be sure and watch Ellen's blog in the coming weeks. I hear she's got great things a brewin'!

I *heart* Ellen!

HB



Supplies

Stamps: Hero Arts, Hot off the Press, Memory Box Paper: Crush Collection (Crate), Neenah Ink: Color Box chalk inks, Versa Magic chalk inks, Palette, Distress inks Misc: Robin's Nest glass bauble, Inkssentials Matte Accents, Ranger blending tool, SU! oval punch

7 comments:

jackiestamps4fun said...

This is SOOOO beautiful!! Love it!

Bevie Pearl said...

HB, Your card is gorgeous. I just love to read your descriptions....makes me want to sit right next to you and stamp...
(Oh.....yes.......please save me a seat next to you.) :)
Bevie Pearl

Lori Craig said...

gorgeous - smorgeous .... Love that micro script stamp - LOVE your card! :)

Vicki C said...

My Goodness friend.. you are just the queen of gorgeous cards! Your color choices are always so pretty!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooooh!!
It's fabulous, HB!

~Tex

Heather McNally said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I agree with BP - I love reading your descriptions. Your personality just shines through!

Debbie Olson said...

Totally beautiful! It is aged and embellished to perfection!