Monday, February 7, 2011

Wonderful Self...

Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting today! :)

I hope you guys are all having a good week. It's only Monday, but so far so good I suppose. We're having some Middle School issues, but I am trying to NOT focus too hard on it. I know that kids will be kids, but they're just SO different from when I grew up. Do you guys feel that way?

Anyway, so today's card is really neat, I think. As you more than likely know, February marks Papertrey Ink's 4th anniversary. This is my first time being a part of the celebration, but I will say it rocks! Check out Nichole's blog for more info on all of the happenings. Today through Monday, there is a contest to make a card that uses a combination of similar sentiments. They will have a contest every Monday..it's their Make It Monday Challenge. Read all about it here: Make it Monday


I am also using this week's Curtain Call Challenge colors, seen here:





Aren't they gorgeous together? Like a nice Spring bouquet. So, here is the card that was born of these two challenges:



I decided to use 1 stamp set - my favorite "Healing Touch" from Papertrey - but to take all of the shorter sentiments and stamp them repeatedly as a background of sorts. It came out just as I had imagined it. I stamped it in Versamark and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I added some pearls (of course!), a flower/leaf and a little shading on the circle. That reminds me. People have asked a few times how I shade my circles. Well, I don't use a Copic Airbrush system. I just keep the diecut shape in the nestie and take a sponge and circle around the edges with whatever ink I choose. Super simple! :)

Well, that's all I have today. Have a good one! Laters!



Stamps: Healing Touch (papertrey)
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi (su); White (papertrey)
Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette (su)
Extras: Square Lattice embossing folder, White embossing powder, Pearls (su); Rolled Flower die (MFT)

22 brownkowments:

Susan said...

I absolutely LOVE how the white sentiments look on the green. Gorgeous card!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Keva, GREAT job with the Make It Monday challenge, your card is really GORGEOUS!

christy compton hall said...

What a great take on the card!!! Love it. Do you have a middle schooler? I've taught MS, HS & adult teacher ed, and I've come full circle back to MS. I LOVE them, and they drive me insane. Hang in there.

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Keva just BEAUTIFUL!! and YES I know what you mean about kids and growing up these days.. I tell ya some are so mean in GRADE SCHOOL .. I shutter to think of them older! and WHY is it acceptable to be like that?!! Ok sorry dont get me started! I HOPE it all works out..
Have a GREAT day!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

The white and the green go great together, and I love the pearls you added!

Amy said...

Oh I love how you created a whole panel of sentiments and made your own paper! What a gorgeous card!

Jen said...

Beautiful Keva! I adore the focal image and the ?stenciling. The flower embellie is to die for and the overall color combo simply kicks butt. Ya nailed it!

Stephanie said...

Keva, this is so feminine and pretty! I love the texture on your leaves and the sponging in your circle. Those embossed sentiments are just perfect. Love this card!

cindy holshouser said...

Keva this is so beautiful. I love how those pearls frame the circle.

Sue Lelli said...

Keva, Well this card is quite ADORABLE and would definitely make someone feel better! You did a LOT of stamping! LOVE the flower, too!

Christina said...

Beautiful job with the challenges, Keva! Your embossing is fabulous, and so is the sponging around the main sentiment. So glad you joined us at the Curtain Call again this week!

 

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