Wednesday, August 25, 2010


How do you feel about change? Change is going to happen, I know, but I resist it all the time. I am reminded again when I went to make this card. All the retired inkpads are still in there respective places and the new ones are stacked up at the bottom. I had to open the cellophane on two of these colors I used, and I've had them for a few weeks now. lol. And I really do like the new colors, but change comes slowly for me. Jeep had to write five sentences that would explain "him". One sentence was, "I keep an open mind." What a great kid huh? Jeep is open to change and excited about it. His mother, not so much. lol.

Do you hoard your designer paper away? Thinking you might use it later for a really super special project? And then you hate to break it out just to make one card? I do this all the time. Especially if it's going to retire or I know it's hard to come by. That is why I love, love, love Jamie's dsp shares. I get them in the mail cut in 6X6 pieces and since they are already cut, I tend to use them more often than the 12X12 packs I buy. Isn't that silly!

I saw this card on SCS and had to try out the new specialty papers that I got in one of Jamie's dsp shares. I sponged on pear pizzazz and baja breeze and loved the results. I used the Artistic Etchings from S.U. and a stampabilities Le London that was handy. I also used ribbon from one of Jamie's ribbon shares. Along with an EK success border punch. What I am most excited about is the chiffon flower I made. The tutorial is on under her August 17th 2009 blog post. I spray the chiffon with Glimmer mist - coffee shop and decided it was too light, so then I laid the peices on the inkpad of Early Espresso and used a sponge to bring in the dark color. YUMMY. This picture does not show all the pretty dementions of the flower, but IRL it's beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by!


Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How pretty! Love the soft, mottled colors and your chiffon flower looks terrific!

Anonymous said...

Your beautiful artwork and Jeep stories -what could be better?! I am looking forward to more. <3 Nancy

Jamie Kaufmann said...

this is gorgeous! i love the multi-color sponging. i'm so glad the shares inspire you! they do me too! you are so better at vintage than i am...i need to learn from you!

KAT said...

Love the resist background effect on this card - it's perfect!