Saturday, April 7, 2007

Almost Ready...

for Easter! :) I am just putting the finishing touches for our Easter morning. I got to a later start than I had originally planned, because my littlest guy didn't seem to want to go to sleep! The two older ones ran right up to bed to make sure that the Easter Bunny had more than enough time to visit :), but M had his own ideas. It was basically because he napped a bit later than usual today, I guess that he was just a little off overall. Oh well.

Since the house was nice and quiet, I was able to finish the cards that I had started on Monday! Yay me! I love the quietness of my house at night - it really is "my time." It is when I get the most done from a creative standpoint (which is largely how I came up with my screen and blog name - that and because The Sound of Music is my all-time favorite movie... yes, I know it is a pretty obscure throwback to the movie, but you would know it if you were a die-hard fan who knew all of the words to all of the songs! ;) ) And it helps that I am a nightowl by nature. Although I am trying to curtail that a bit since I started working out of the house again... if I stayed up as late as I used to sometimes do, then there would be hardly any time until the alarm went off!

Back to the cards... have I already said how much I am lovin' my new aqua painters?? This time I used mostly re-inkers AND watercolor paper. My last SU order seems to be filled with lots of things that I always knew I should have in my creative arsenal, but just never seem to have gotten around to buying until now. My other new "oldie" purchase was Shimmery White CS. Another thing that I can't believe that I never used until now!! I know, I know - I am waaay behind the crafting times, but better late than never, right? I had gone so long without buying anything during my stamping drought, but I am sure making up for it now! :O LOL

In both of the cards, I used my new Stampendous stamps and Chatterbox paper that I bought from, where else? - Gotta love this store!

So here is the first one:

I had to get this stamp as soon as I saw it. I don't have too many food/dessert type stamps, so I was excited to get this one. I love the artistic style of this image. And it looks great even with the most beginner of watercoloring skills. It was pretty easy to put together once I finished watercoloring. After I matted the main image on black CS, I layered it on this amazing new Chatterbox paper that I got. This is the first time I have ever bought Chatterbox paper that was CS thickness - so very cool, I must say. I had only gotten the textured paper-weight before. I love this PP - I am soooo into paisley now, it seems. I find myself so drawn to it - I feel like I must have bought at least one (and in some cases 2) sheet of most every paisley PP at eP :) ! You'll see the reverse side on the next card. I used a tag from the CB Tiny Tags die (I feel like I have been using these tags on most of my cards lately!) and attached it with copper cord. And that's it!

Stamps Used: Stampendous - Tiers of Treats, SU-Birthday Best
CS Used: Mellow Moss, Watercolor Paper, Chatterbox and Basic Black
Inks Used: Basic Black, Lots of reinkers - Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Really Rust, Brocade Blue, Twinkling H2os
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Ribbon, CB die - Tiny Tags, Mellow Moss eyelet, CAD, Copper Cord, dimensionals

And here is the 2nd card...

I have to say that I never really thought that I was a flowery person - I am kinda a tomboy by nature, and having 3 boys, I never really thought that I would need many floral stamps... just enough to make girls birthday cards for nieces and the birthday parties that the boys got invited to from time to time. But the more I see different floral sets and stamps and the samples that so many talented people make, the more I find myself being drawn to them!! This was another set that was just screaming my name when I saw it on eP. Again I used my aqua painter to color it in. I really like how this one turned out too. I use the Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drops for the background. Can I just say how much I love this color! And it even has such a cool name - Red Rocket Gold! :) How fun is that? It has such a pretty shimmery and bold color - it looks red at some angles and then gold at others (duh, right?!). Anyway, I really like it!

Stamps Used: Stampendous - Poppy Stems, SU-Little Hellos
CS Used: Mellow Moss, Watercolor Paper, Chatterbox (the other side of the sheet I used in the card above) and Basic Black
Inks Used: Basic Black, Reinkers - Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Appricot Appeal, Twinkling H2os
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Black Gingham Ribbon

So that's it for tonight and probably until later this week. Happy Easter! :)


Allison said...

These are terrific...great stamps, coloring and DP!

geekgirl415 said...

Great cards- love the papers with the images!!! Hope you had a happy Easter! denise:)