Jul 28, 2008

Girl Friends & Blog Candy Winner Announced!

edited to Update: We have a WINNER!! Random.org picked poster #9:

Congrats to you Jessica!! What a year it has been for you. I can't wait to take some more classes with you at the store. Way to go!!Peggy F(lefsegirl)
July 25, 2008 9:38 PM

Whoohoo, Peggy! I'm so thrilled for you! Email me the stamp set of your choice and we'll get it right out to you!

Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment and leaving me some love on my new blog. It has been so fun meeting you all & I'm already planning my next blog candy which I'll post in a few days.

and... Happy Birthday to my Dad! I hope you had a great day!


Isn't Melanie's new 'Little Tees' stamp set adorable? I love the versatility of her T-shirts - there's just so many ways that you can use the stamps to create whatever look you're in the mood for! I've seen such great cards made with this set already and am sure there will be many more awesome cards coming soon once everyone receives their orders!

On this card, I decided to paper piece one of the T-shirts, but not in the traditional paper piecing fashion. Instead of using patterned paper, I pulled out my 'Friend by Definition' Stampin Up Background stamp and stamped it on white textured paper in SU's new In Color Tangerine Tango. Then, I stamped Mel's T-shirt in black and colored the collar with an orange Copic marker and cut it out.

The other T-shirt was stamped on textured white paper with SU's new In Color Pacific Point. Then, I took my Sakura glitter pen and watercolored with it blending the glitter and the ink to soften the blue a little. My tutorial Watercoloring Sakura Style can be found here. The hearts are an old Family Treasures Corner punch I've had for a while. Both sizes were a perfect size for decorating this little Tee.

When I was at CHA, I met an amazing designer for Ranger named Wendy. She showed several techniques with Rangers Perfect Pearls, Distress Reinkers & their mini misters. I tried it out on the cuttlebug background papers - it's really hard to get a photo of the shimmer, but I hope you can see it a little better on the photo below.

Today on her blog, Studio 490, Wendy has a tutorial with step by step pictures of how to get this look. Go check it out - she also shows how to use grungeboard to make an adorable flower. Don't hate me, but I have a 'Wendy original' flower and tag just like the one she shows for her tutorial - signed by the artist herself!! How lucky am I?! If you go to her blog, tell her that her BFF Jessica from CHA sent you. That's what she signed on the back of the flower she gave me, so if SHE can call me her BFF, you'd better believe I'm going to call her that!! LOL!

Speaking of Distress Ink information, Cindy from Starlitstudio compiled an awesome list of notes she took while watching Tim Holtz in action at CHA. It's a valuable tip sheet for those of us who love Tim Holtz's Distress Line with Ranger and are eager to learn how to use all his cool stuff! I had the chance to meet Cindy at CHA too - she is such a sweetheart. Her altered notebooks are so cool.

Thanks for stopping by!


Card details: Little Tees, Friend by Definition, Studio G mini abc; SU paper & ink: pacific point, baja breeze, tangerine tango, ww; SU basic black; Family Treasure corner heart punch; SU scallop border, key tab punch; EK success connected heart punch; Cuttlebug, embossing folders; Sakura glitter pen, aqua painter; Ranger: mini mister, perfect pearls, old paper distress ink refill, inkssentials blender & foam; Queen & Co. orange brads


Brenda said...

Great card, Jessica. I ordered this stamp set and can't wait.

Faith said...

Cute card, this set looks really neat. I can't wait to see more!

catdidit said...

OMG, too stinking cute! I love these colors together too, LOVE your ideas you have soo much!

Debbie Olson said...

This is just darling! I love the t-shirts set!

Anita said...

What a neat idea to make your own patterned paper!

Ila said...

This card is Fabulous...and the shimmer is just Beautiful!!

wendy vecchi said...

My dear BFF...
Thanks so much for the sweet posting!
Your work is GREAT!
Don't you just love that PP technique?
Keep up the good work...Make art!

Cindy Haffner said...

Jessica i love your card, so cute.

bataylor said...

Sooooo cute - Can't wait to get my stamp set. Barb.

Linsey said...

Oh my goodness, this card is adorable! I love both tee's and I'll take each one in a Medium, please--LOL! What great colors and texture, love the type print on the one. Too cool, Jessica! TFS! And congrats to your blog candy winner--lucky girl!

Melanie said...

these turned out so cute!, fun little punch!!
thanks for the tip on Cindy's notes, i shuld've taken some myself!!

Carolina said...

Just adorable as always! Love the shimmer, perfect accent!


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