Friday, April 4, 2008

Designer Challenge cards

This month's challenge at SSReflections was from I Brake for Stamps. This first card was colored with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. She's supposed to be a Christmas fairy, but I like her better as just an every day fairy. The cardstock is from SU! - Blush Blossom, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery. The ribbon is also SU!, dyed with Blush Blossom ink refill.

This card was colored with Tria markers, much like Copics (only they were on sale!). The designer paper is from Basic Grey, the 6 x 6 Periphery pad. I love that paper so much, I hurried up and bought a second pad of it before it was gone! The flourish is from Debbie's Die Cuts, dyed with an SU! ink pad direct to paper - Mellow Moss. The letters, in case you can't read them, say Dream. They are plastic letter dots I found at M's, and I used alcohol ink in Stream to color them to match the card.

There are so many more beautiful creations with the I Brake for Stamps stuff at SS Reflections. Please go check out what everyone did when you have a chance. Some of the other designers got much more difficult stamps to work with than I did. I was lucky and got fairy stamps - my favorite kind of stamps. I didn't have to think hard to figure out what to do with them. A few of the other designers did. It's amazing what they came up with, the diversity and how neat they all are. I'm really enjoying being part of the ezine, and hopefully I can add some value for them as well!

On a more personal note, my father in law is in the hospital. He had a heart attack this week. He is recovering, but it's still scary. My poor in laws and my poor husband. He's running between the nursing home and the hospital, trying to make sure everyone is okay. Please keep my in laws in your thoughts and prayers.


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Lesa said...

I am sorry to hear about your Father-in-Law. I hope everything works out and he is on the mend soon. Life is so hard! Your cards are beautiful. Isn't it nice to have a great hobby that helps release our stress? Chin up!

Kerry J. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your fil - hope he has a quick recovery. Your family is in my prayers.
Love your cards - it's amazing how different they look with two different colouring methods! Love your dyed ribbon too!

JazzyH said...

Sorry to hear by your father in law. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Card is great.

chelemom said...

I am sorry to hear about your FIL. He will be in my prayers. I love your cards!!! Love those fairies!

Stampin' Meg said...

So sorry to hear about your FIL, Michelle. I hope that he is better son.
I got a great set from "I Brake For Stamps" at a stamp show last January. It was all Da Vinci.

Corie said...

These are absolutely beautiful --

I hope your FIL is better soon.

Stacy said...

Sorry to hear about your FIL! Said a prayer for him. Beautiful cards!