TSG The Journey Blog Hop!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hello and welcome to the first of three blog hops for There She Goes celebrating the new August releases!

If you've stopped here from the talented Pam's blog, then you're on the right track. But if you haven't and would love to check out some amazing cards, then head on over to the TSG blog and start your journey there!

For this hop we're showcasing the latest set designed by the fabulously talented Chris Dark! It's called The Journey and it's a beautiful Asian inspired set that is a must have for your collection. There are 20 individual stamps and sentiments in the set and it will sell for $24. Chris has managed to WOW me again this month with a set that will, quite frankly, make your jaw drop!

I really resisted the urge to color up the orchids in the set (because I really, really wanted to!) and went with the bamboo image instead. And it's a really nice bamboo image too! It's got a real calming look to it, which I love! And the sentiment compliments it so perfectly!

To make this card, I pulled together some paper from Basic Grey's Capella collection, a charm from Michaels jewelry section, some square copper brads from Making Memories, and a simple, geometric layout. I stamped out the image and sentiment on some Strathmore Bristol paper, colored it with my reinkers and aquapainter brush, then cut it out using the Labels Two nestie. Then I used a combination of Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap to sponge around the edges and machine stitched it to a piece of chocolate cardstock. The base layer was sponged with Frayed Burlap, distressed with my Tim Holtz edge distresser then stitched to a piece of tan cardstock. I did the same thing to the three stripes, except I didn't distress them. Lastly, I added the ribbon detail and the Chinese money charm for a fun little detail.

Thanks so much for hopping by today! Your next stop is actually the end of the hop! Head over to the TSG blog and leave your name on the Mr. Linky to win your very own set of The Journey!! :)


Supplies
Stamps: There She Goes 'The Journey'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Old Olive, Soft Sky, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'Capella Collection"
Access: Ribbon, Charm (Michaels), Making Memories Brads, Spellbinders Labels Two Nestibilities, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

40 Comments:

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Very calming!!! WOW!!! Gorgeous!!!! I'm in absolute awe of this gorgeous work of art!!!

Heather P. said...

*GASP!* Oh wow, Sandra! Your coloring is uber fab... Simply gorgeous, my dear!

g said...

stunning! gorgeous coloring & papers- it's all so lovely!!

torico said...

Amazing! Colors, Papers and a charm... I LOVE all details on this card.

Anita said...

Stunning!

jacqy ewalt said...

lovely asian card

Theresa said...

Sandra, this is just stunning. I'm glad you did the bamboo - the paper and the brads and of course your coloring is just amazing.

I love it!!

P.S. Can't wait to see what you do with the orchids :)

Linda L said...

Oh isn't that sentiment so true! Love the colours on your card Sandra....very soothing indeed.

Holly aka Toy said...

This just knocked my breathe right out of my chest. What a beauty!

dj1952 said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card. I love all of the papers and colors you used. You did a fantastic job with all of it. This truly is a wonderful showcase for the new stamps.

TFS

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Totally STUNNING Sandra! LOVE this!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful work! love how you used the bambo and your layering on the card is awesome!

okienurse said...

Beautiful card! Love the paper too!

Dina said...

Truly stunning! Love the colors and the DP and layout! Great coloring on your image!

Melissa Craig said...

My jaw hit the table with this one Sandra!! Wow!! This is stunning. I really love the colors and embellishment - great job.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I am GLAD you resisted the urge to color the orchids because this card is FAB! You are SUCH the master colorist Sandra!! LOOK at the shading on that bamboo! Oh, I want this card wicked bad, LOL! I love all the angles in this card too - from the square brads to the cool shaped center image. SPECTACULAR!

~Meredith

Sharron said...

Such a AWESOME design--everything looks just perfect--beautiful job!

Becki Jo said...

The pp used just set this card off. Lovely Asian theme. The charm is a PLUS !! Beautiful !!

Katie Skiff said...

As always, you have done a fabulous job!!

Lillian Child said...

This bamboo image is one of my favorites so far from this set - your card is beautiful!

Elena said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL card...WOW!!! Your talent is amazing!!!
elena

Patty said...

My goodness, I have seen so many lovely cards, this is no let down it is beautiful.

kbell said...

absolutely beautiful! wow.

Banu said...

Elegant, gorgeous and stunning. This card instills a feeling of calm and serenity when I see it. Really cool.

Rebecca said...

Stunning elegant and beautiful

Erin said...

Unreal, it's beautiful. I love the layout, the dp, and the coin is perfect.

Chris said...

Sigh, sigh, sigh..............:D! If it's a calm image then you've made it so with your beautiful colouring and design, I'm WOWED as always by your amazing cards Sandra. Oh and I hope you don't resist the orchids for too long :D and thanks for your very sweet words. Hugs, Chris

Maryu said...

Anyone can make a card out of flowers; to make a dramatic, masterful card out of bamboo requires talent and effort. This is truly lovely--serene and calming but not boring.

Jackie said...

I love this, those bamboo shots look amazing, thank you for such a fun and sweet card!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

oh wow. This card is amazing! Jaw dropping gorgeous! I just love the way you did the bamboo image with the sentiment! Fabulous!

Kim Teasdale said...

*picking jaw up off the floor* WOW! I don't even know where to begin other than to say that you are my hero! This card is AMAZING!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Sandra. Love the layout and colors you used.

Billie A said...

Love it, love the colors the charm all of your card is gorgeous, just stunning.

muchahorta said...

Waw ! Your card is just amazing ! I love it !

Tiffany Heilman said...

love this card. everything fits so well together: the image, sponging, the DSP.

Stacy said...

This card is wonderful - I love that bamboo tree stamp!

corinna said...

I am breathless! What an amazing card...and the coloring, papers, charm; it's all so perfect!

Katherine said...

Your coloring is gorgeous, you chose the perfect shape of Nestabilities, It is just fabulous!

Danielle Lounds said...

Nice... love everything about this card Sandra!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just gorgeous!! I love it!!

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