Twinkling Tuesday!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Yay! Monday's over and I'm three days closer to my first Friday off for the new year! :D

I work an extra hour most days for two week so I can accumulate enough hours to have every other Friday off . Usually I use it to run errands and do things that are normally hard to do with a 3 year old hanging off shop! Towards the end of last year I worked on a few of my 'Friday's off' so I could accumulate extra hours for some paid time off after Christmas, so this is my first day off in a while. And boy, am I going to enjoy it! :D

I wanted to thank you for all the WONDERFUL comments you all left for me yesterday. Every one of them made me smile. I feel like that card was one of my best ones yet, so it means a lot to me that you all appreciated it too and I just wanted to say thank you!

Ok, so today is Twinkling Tuesday again and Madelynn has another fun sketch for us to play with! For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, here's an update: Madelynn is the talented 8 year old daughter of Jessica Diedrich (AKA The Whimsical Butterfly) and she creates weekly sketches for her Twinkies (DT) and everyone is invited to play along!

When uploading your cards to SCS or PCP please use the keyword MTTSC5 so we can all find your creations and leave some love!

I decided to get out my Dandelion stamp by Hero Arts and play around with the embossing resist technique. I inked up the dandelion with Versamark ink then stamped it out on the cream cardstock. Then I applied Seafoam embossing powder, which is more of a cream color, and heat set the image. Then I got out my ever faithful Distress Inks and sponged over the image first with Antique Linen. I started in the middle of the image and applied the ink in circular motions (wax on, wax off kinda thing). Then I switched to the Tea Dye ink and again started in the center of the image and worked my way out until I was happy with the depth of color.

One of my favorite embellishments, besides ribbon, are the pearls from Kaiser Scrapbook. There are 50 pearls in the package and they range in size from 2.5mm to 6mm. They're self adhesive and they come in a ton of colors! If you haven't tried them yet, you NEED to go and get yourself some. I'm not enabling, merely suggesting a GREAT idea....hahahhaha!

You need to check out the rest of the Twinkies blogs to see their amazing cards this week! The list is, as always, in the left hand bar. Rebecca Ednie has some BLOG CANDY this week, so leave your comments and links to your cards on her BLOG this week, ok?


Stamps: Hero Arts 'Dandelion G4917', MFT 'Essential Sentiments'
Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Paper'
Paper: Bazzil cs, PP - 'My Mind's Eye - Tres Jolie Collection - Baby (Girl) Floral'
Access: Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls 'Blush', Seafoam White ep, dimensionals


Janna said...

OMG!!! Sandra this is stunning!!! I can never get my shading to look like this! It has such a beautiful glow to it!! I am blown away here!! Amazing!!!


Danni said...

This is just so beautiful! Absolutely stunning! Amazing job!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful! I love that technique and I absolutely love those pearls! I have a ton of them and I am saving them for "who the heck knows what"........ I'm such a hoarder!

~amy~ said...

Gorgeously stunning Sandra!

Cassie said...

another beautiful card sandra!! I just browsed the new hero arts catalog this morning! my wish list gets longer and longer!

Christi Flores said...

Wow girl! This is absolutely stunning!!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Breathtaking!!! You have blown me away yet again!!! Gorgeous!!!


Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sandra!!! Just love this, the pinks...ooh. Fab!

Rebecca Ednie said...

This is really beautiful! I just love it.

Jessica Diedrich said...

Hi this is Madelynn. I love your card it is so pretyt and I love the shadow aroudn the flower. the whole card is so cute. Thank you for playing my sketch :)

*Susan* said...

Sandra, this card is sensational! I love the emboss resist and your color scheme is perfect!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh MY!! I LOVE the soft colors of this card!! GORGEOUS!!

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