Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Little bits of everything!

Wow, the days just fly by! There is lots going on here. We over here in Petawawa have entered that wonderful period of Spring Cleaning!! Twice a year the trucks will go by and pick up all the large bits of junk that we want to get rid of. It also the time that people go around checking to see what everyone is getting rid of. Sometimes, by the time the truck comes by there is nothing left to pick up. You know what they say...." one man's junk is another man's treasure!". Also I just picked up a baby trailer for the back of my bike. Now this is exciting because that means I can take my fellow with me wherever I want to go. I have come to the conclusion that the less money I give to the gas companies, the happier I will be.
So some new to share, I have decided to step down from my DT position at CCdesign. As you know I have been hinting at a project that I am working on. It is big, I am excited, and I won't be able to share for a few more months. Now I love working with CCdesigns, and I love the fantastic images that Christine comes out with every month. Sadly I don't feel that I can give my all at this time. There is to much on my plate, and I am trying to bring things down to a manageable level. So wish me luck and I hope you will be as excited as me when I can finally say what I have been up to!
OK, so next I have this card that I made over the course of a few days. The image has been stamped and colored since this weekend, and I just placed unto the card today. I usually have a store of pre-colored images that I like to do in my odd minutes of the day. The images are all from Rosie's Roadshow. All I can say is FUN ! I love how you can use them in an infinite amount of scenes. the sky is the limit with these images! I showed the images that I used down below to show you how every image is individual, and it is up to you to mix and match.
recipe:
stamps: Rosies Roadshow, Norsk Stempelblad ClearStamps
ink: Stewart Superior Burn Umber, Soft Sky, River Rock, Old Olive, Mustard, Tea Dye, Vintage
Paper: SU Marigold Morning, Soft Sky, Fabriano watercolor paper, Chatterbox DP

Other: Stamp-ma-jig, Eclypse paper, Prima flowers, EK Retro flower, dollar store brads, stickles, re-inkers, Twinkling H2O's, Radiant Pearls.

I started with coming up stamping my images on Eclipse paper and cutting out for the masks. Image was decided upon and then stamped using stamp-ma-jig. I colored image using watercolor brushes and re-inkers, then intensified the colors with Twinkling H2O's and Radiant Pearls ( originally made by same company as H2O's, and not made any more but I have left over). Stickles was added to the hearts. The image is so shimmery and lovely, and it is too bad that the camera can't truly capture how it looks. Stay tuned for my next posting when I go through the steps of masking. It is a little more complicated then standard masking.
Hugs,
Sophie



25 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Can't wait to hear the wonderful news, this card is awesome, love how you ceated the scene.

Marja Sch said...

What a wonderful card. I love your coloring and teh stamps are so cute. The ribboon and flowers make it a very warm card. Just Gorgeous. Hugs Marja

karin xoxo said...

what a great card. love the combination of stamps. great job.

Alyssa said...

Too fun! I love how the card looks to me like a linoleum floor and wallpaper! :) Congrats on whatever is brewing for you!

MichelleO said...

What a fun card, a duck in the shower always makes me smile! Can't wait to hear your big news... I am sure it is going to be GREAT!

Ila said...

Super Cute and fun!! love the scene, papers and those brads are Awesome....going to have to make a trip to the dollar store soon. Can't wait to hear your news Sophie but I know whatever you're up to it's going to be Wonderful..but I will wish you Tons of Good Luck anyway!!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

You're cracking me up with your Rosie's Roadshow creations! I need to dig mine out and start stamping! I love your card...it is precious!!!!

Donna said...

this is so adorable! I love the colors & layout. good for you setting your limits - so excited about what you have 'brewing' since I'm your biggest fan!

ink'n'rubba said...

love how you put the card together and the colour scheme, so pretty! And best wishes for the success of your new plans.

Nancy said...

wow...this is so fantastic!! the little duck is sooo cute :o)

leenda said...

LOVE IT! Very creative & really fun!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card... love the different images put together... nice circle panel... can't wait to see the big project! TFS!

Libby Hickson said...

I cannot wait until you can share your exciting news. I really hope it has something to do with you designing stamps!! But if not that, I'm glad it's something else that's making you happy. :-) Congrats on your decision to step down from CCdesigns, it's good to try to keep some balance in your life. Best of luck to you with everything! Love this card too btw!

Deb said...

This is so cute, sorry to hear you are stepping down. i hope your plans work for you. This looks like it must have been a lot of work, but well worth it. LOVE IT!!!

chelemom said...

I am dying to know what you have been up to!!! I think I have an idea......
Love the card, love the scenes you create!!!

BryndĂ­s H. said...

So cute card :) Very well done! Have a nice day and thank you for your comments on my cards ;)

shel9999 said...

TOTALLY adorable!!! Love the circle and flowers!! (And, of course that duck!) ...I want to color like you.

Leslie Miller said...

I can't wait to hear your big news. I have my guesses... This card is so pretty!

Malin Pettersson said...

The card is just amazing. I LOVE it. The colours, the papers and the decorations. I´m so glad that I know such a wonderful cardmaker!!!
Take care

Nixe07 said...

Woow great work. Your card looks soooo cute!!
Hugs, Moni

Tammi said...

Looking forward to your exciting news! This is such a cute card, pretty coloring. And what a cool way to do spring cleaning, wish they'd do something like that here!

tiina38 said...

This is lovely card! I like it very much!

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Rose Ann said...

This is soooo cute, and I love the layout!! Perfect for your little scene, and colored so perfectly too!!

Tina said...

OHHHH i love these stamps, i have to get some.... your card is gorgeous Sophia, i've never seen these before thank you so much for showing us them.... Crafty Hugs Tina x

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