Monday, May 21, 2007

I Finally Stamped!

I have not stamped in two days! My whole weekend was busy with rehearsal, and Arwen has been refusing to take naps for mommy. So, mommy's stamping time has been non-existent lately. I didn't finish Beate's sketch challenge until today! So, I thought I'd combine Beate's sketch challenge and today's Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS, Crayon Resist. I LOVED Beate's sketch, so I had to try it out with my new Little Lady stamp set by Papertrey Ink. You all KNEW I HAD to get this set, right? LOL I just replenished my stock of Regal Rose and Certainly Celery cardstock too, so I thought I'd go with the watermelon-like colors. As far as using the Crayon Resist technique, it's very subtle, but before stamping the bodies of the ladybugs on glossy cardstock, I colored the "spots" (that were already stamped in Jet Black StazOn) with a white crayon. Once I stamped the bodies, I rubbed over them with a paper towel, and the rose or celery ink came off of the spots leaving the white rings around the black spots. I think the piercing on this card makes it so dainty. It reminds me of the decor in my mother's home. For a finishing touch, I added Stardust Stickles to the centers of the flower on the background. They add just enough sparkle in real life. Thanks for visiting today. . .I really appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Little Lady, Papertrey Ink; Paper- Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Glossy White, White from Papertrey Ink; Ink- Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Jet Black StazOn, Palette ink in Noir; Accessories- Stardust Stickles, paper piercer, Mega Circle Punch, Giga Scallop circle punch, May Arts ribbon.

28 comments:

beate said...

Charmaine, that's unbelieveably cute! I love the soft colors you chose and of course I LOVE that new set you used! Beautiful card!

Juile Masse said...

Beautiful card Charmaine!! Not only have I not stamped in 3 days, I haven't read any blogs either so today is catch-up and maybe tomorrow I'll get to stamp! :) Glad you did - love the card!!

Jami Speidel said...

This card is so stinkin' cute!!! I love the color combo!

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Charmaine, this is soooo CUTE! I love that lady bug set, I think I need to order it! I love the colors you used, another great card!!!

Amy said...

can you say adorable! Love this sweet card Charmaine!

Scrapbook 'Freubelen' said...

WOW Charmaine. it's a beautiful card!!!
So gorgeous!!!!!

marja

Splashryan said...

OMG! I love those colors together. I'm trying so hard to restrain myself until I see the new SU! catty before I decide where I spend my stamp dollars. This set is SOOOO cute! TFS!
Tara

GinaP said...

OH MY GOSH - that is soooo beeeeautiful! I love love love this card!!!

Peggy Maier said...

Really pretty card - I'm beginning to see a "need" for this set!

Debbie Olson said...

Fabulous! Love the pink ladybugs and the scallops!

Sherrie said...

love the pink and green, always a great spring combo! Wish I had reasonable access to that little lady set... being in Canada is sometime the pits. Love your little scalloped edge too!

Sunflower Stamper said...

AWESOME!!! I have the set but have yet to ink it. You may have just motivated me to get going! Love it all-colors, layout, accents, etc!!

chelemom said...

This card is to DIE for! I love it so much Charmaine!!!!

Pam Speidel said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC! This set had your name all over it Charmaine and your card makes me think I need this set too! :) I'm glad you found time to stamp today! Being a mommy isn't always easy, but it's SO worth it! Hugs, Pam :)

Donna B. said...

What an awesome card! I never thought to use those colors together but I will NOW!! I just got my set tonight! I hope to stamp with it within the next few days! tfs!

Shadowcatcher said...

Just gorgeous! I love how you used the little dots in the background. The crayon resist turned out wonderful.

Shanismom said...

beautiful card. i love the colors and the cute ladybug.

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

This card is delightful. If I buy this set, will my work be as pretty as yours? LOL! If only that were true, I'd buy every stamp out there.

Amy said...

This card is extra cute! Great job! I need to place an order with Papertray!!

Have a great week!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is adorable.

Melissa said...

Oh my! This is stunning!!

Amber said...

I Love your card!! It's so freakin cute. The green circle cardstock that you used, is it a punch? I see them on so many cards, that i must have one!!

Ally Stamps said...

this is so cute I am gonna have to try this color combo with my set once I finally get to play with it!!

KIMBERLY said...

TOOOOO CUTE!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I SOOO NEED THAT SET!!!

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

This is absolutely charming! LOVE the color combo you used! I think this card is my favorite one that I've seen made with this set(and you KNOW what beautiful cards are out there)!

Super job!

Linda

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love the new Little Lady set and i think this is one of the cutest cards I've seen yet using it!

I have a new blog i hope you'll stop by and check it out -
jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com

Rose Ann said...

Charmaine, this card is so awesome! I love everything about it.

Nichole Heady said...

This color scheme really jumped out at me. And I really like the unique placement of the ladybugs. Really clever way to create a focal point. thanks for the inspiration!

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