Tuesday, December 18, 2007

cc145 Believe

Im back this morning in a much better state of mind after a good nights rest in MY bed and some REAL food!LOL! Brayden did great last night but b/c of the weather here I decided it was best to keep him home one more day for breathing treatments. The Dr. wants him to have one every 3 hours until his follow up visit.

When I saw the color challenge this morning I had to fight my usual urge when I see green in a challenge: Flowers or Christmas tree of course. I wanted to do a non floral/tree card. Ive had this Baby Jesus is born set for awhile and I thought the colors would work for this image. I was very happy with how my card turned out since I havent stamped in 3 days. Usually the first thing I make after not stamping for a few days takes me 2 hours and I still dont like it!LOL!

The image was colored with my prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I applied Tulip white puffy paint to the lambs. I have become a complete Tulip puffy paint junky!LOL! I love stickles but I always have to order it online and that usually ends up with a full shopping cart at electic and a mad hubby!LOL! Tulip puffy paint adds dimension that the stickles doesnt so I like it when I want dimesion and sparkle! The puffy paint is also cheaper and I can get it at Walmart. I got 6 colors of puffy paint for less than $5. Dont get me wrong Im not knocking stickles b/c they have an advantage too especially with smaller images you have better control to not make a mess!LOL! I just like having options and I like using both just depending on what I want for my card.

Okay enough blah blah! Card recipe-

stamps: baby jesus is born, Believe in miracles (last year) Michaels $1 stamp

Paper: so saffron pp, so saffron, wild wasabi, elegant eggplant, PTI white

Ink: black stazon, elegant eggplant, wild wasabi

Other: wasabi ribbon, tulip puffy paint white, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, stumps,


Neva said...

glad you could play this morning even with Brayden there with you, keep him warm. Great job on the color challenge. love it

Melissa said...


Markie's Mom said...

This is just lovely! I can't get over how much I love this card! SWEEEEEET!