Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sketch Girls #9 Perfect Poinsettias ~

Well, sort of a misleading title...I did not get my card done!  This is what I woke up to this morning

Not a super picture...but I didn't really want to step outside!!  I had to spend the day running errands yesterday, so I didn't get to play in my stamp cave.  Excuse me while I wipe away a tear...

I hope to be back later with the card that I have planned out in my head.  You know how those things go though!  We'll see if what is in my head will translate well to paper!  In the meantime, please bop on over to the Sketch Girl blog to see this gorgeous sketch.  After that, go give the Sketch Girls (that were prepared) some love!

Annie  ~  Bonnie  ~  Chris  ~  Eve  ~  Harriet  ~  Jennie  ~  Jess  ~  Julie  ~  Katie  ~  Randee  ~  Sara  ~  Tiffany

I hope will be back later with a card!  Positive thinking...

EDITED TO ADD MY CARD:
WooHoo!  I made it back.  I've been wanting to try something new; something that has been on my never ending/always growing list of things to try: watercolored flowers with embossing.  I quickly read over the instructions from here and proceeded to try to do things my own way.  Heh...that didn't work out so well; however, it turns out that my mistake led to something that I like even better.  Here, take a gander ~

I embossed both the large and small poinsettias from Verve's Holly Jolly (the set I chose from my Mojo Monday win in Ocotber) in gold embossing powder on watercolor paper.  I liberally spritzed my paper and proceeded to add Bravo Burgandy reinker...but I spritzed so much, the color ran outside of the embossing.  I ended up having to fussy cut all of the poinsettias out b/c I wasn't going to trouble with embossing again LOL  One of my pet peeves is white edges on stuff that is cut out (unless it's intentional), so I used a Copic marker around the edges of each of the flowers.  The toughest part of this was lining up the stamps at the edge of the new paper - good thing they're clear acrylic!  Please stop by the rest of the Sketch Girls {above} if you haven't already!  I'm off to go play in the snow with the little monster!  :o) alyssa
SUPPLIES ~
STAMPS: Verve Stamps Holly Jolly; PTI Fancy Flourishes & Holiday Button Bits
INK: VersaMark; some gold ink I got in some cheapo stamps ages and ages ago
PAPER: Watercolor paper; PTI Scarlet Jewel
OTHER: Gold cording; Copic Y28 marker; gold embossing powder (cheapo brand from WalMart)

10 comments:

Chris said...

i stopped by to see your card...but i'll take the snow pic ANYDAY!! i wish we would get some snow...i'll come back later!! >"<

Julie E said...

Alyssa, this was so worth the wait...beautiful. And I am talking about the card, not the snow LOL! You can keep the snow on your side of the Mississippi :>)

Donna said...

Lyss....OME!!! This is gorgeous!! I LOVE what you have done with this card!! Amazing work Honey!!! REALLY hard to fathom...You getting snow and we are having a heat wave...Weird!!!! LOL!!Xx

Oh, and I promise not to scare you with anymore announcements of how fast Chritmas is getting here....LOL!!!

Bonnie B said...

I don't know what you had planned but this one turned out great. That's the way it goes most of the time.
Love your snow!!!! Beautiful pic.

Tiffany Heilman said...

Wow this is fabulous and worth the wait. Love all the embossing and coloring. Fabulous!

domino said...

This card is so crisp and fresh - perhaps you were inspired by the snow? It was definately worth all the effort you put in - it is lovely! Domino, XX

Chris said...

OMG! this is absolutley gorgeous!! hell of a nice mistake!! enjoy your snow...>"<

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Lucky duck with all that snow! I hope Zane had a good time playing in it. Your card knocked me over with it's gorgeousness. Seriously, it's stunning and elegant just like you!

Randee E said...

YOur card turned out gorgeous! And so funny, I too hate white edges on my cut images and to the exact same thing :0) BTW I totally love your little Lillith card and the bones card cracks me up!! I think I may need that stamp and sentiment :0)

Steph said...

wow! Alyssa, I love these! I would never be able to tell the ink bled over the embossing, and clear stamps always save my hide! lol

Fab job:) TFS